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Weekend Getaways There are so many activities to do and adventures to have in our home state, and this upcoming long weekend is the perfect time to get out and explore! So, as we continue with our "weekend getaway" series, we will be highlighting a weekend getaway option right here in Alabama: Cheaha State Park.  Cheaha Pulpit Rock, Photo from Alapark About Cheaha State Park Cheaha State Park is located in the Talladega National Forest, just 1 hour and 20 minutes outside Birmingham. This park is centered on the top of the state’s highest mountain at 2,407 feet above sea level, which allows for 360 degree views...

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Alabama's National Forests Alabama has four incredible national forests that offer the perfect escape for outdoor enthusiasts. They also provide some of the best hiking and camping opportunities in the state! If you are planning on going hiking or camping in one of our great state's national forests, then read on! We've outlined all the information you need to know! Photo by Michael Hicks, Flickr, Bankhead National Forest 1. Bankhead National Forest Known as the “land of a thousand waterfalls,” the Bankhead National Forest is one of our absolute favorite hiking and camping spots in Alabama. It is located in the northwestern corner of the state,...

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Traveling With Pets Traveling with pets is becoming more and more popular, and dog owners like us love bringing our furry friends along on outdoor adventures! While National Parks used to not allow pets at all, the rules have been changing over the years. Since this is a popular topic among our fellow dog lovers, we decided to write a post listing our favorite dog friendly National Parks in the country! Dog Friendly National Parks 1. Shenandoah National Park Not far from Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park’s cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and quiet wooded hollows offer a great getaway for you and your pup!...

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Winter Hiking Tips Tomorrow is the first official day of winter, and Christmas and New Year’s will follow just a few days after! All of our family and friends love the outdoors and have dogs, so our favorite thing to do when everyone gets together over the holidays is go hiking. It is a great way to get some energy out and the scenery is so beautiful. If your family is like ours and will be hiking this winter, scroll down to read our best winter hiking tips!   Wear The Right Clothes Layers When hiking in the winter, aim...

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 Hiking In Alabama Many people don't think "Alabama" when they think about cool places to go hiking. However, Alabama has 24 State Parks and 4 National Forests full of amazing and beautiful hiking trails. Listed below are our top hiking spots in our home state of Alabama! 1. Bankhead National Forest Bankhead National Forest is one of our absolute favorite hiking spots in Alabama. It is located in the northwestern corner of the state, near the small town of Double Springs in Winston County. It includes over 180,000 acres of protected national forestland and it is often referred to as the “land of...

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