Top 5 Things To Do This Season

Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail

Summer is a great time to to take to the trails on your bike! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or an expert rider, the Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail has a course suited to your level. Currently a Bronze level course according to the International Mountain Bicycling Association, the trail’s rating will increase as more miles are designed and completed by world-class designers. For information regarding operating hours, directions, and contact details, please visit:

Cheaha State Park

For those who prefer to trade in their set of wheels for a pair of hiking boots, Cheaha State Park offers several excellent hiking trails. Offering scenic views from Alabama’s tallest peak, Cheaha State Park makes an excellent location to spend time with your loved one while enjoying the beauty of Alabama. For more information, please visit:

Terrapin Creek

If you are trying to beat the heat this summer, there are few things more relaxing than floating down Terrapin Creek. Rent a canoe, kayak, or inner-tube from one of several vendors, or bring your fishing pole and swimsuits and get ready to let the area’s clean and abundant water wash away your worries. For information about rentals, directions, and times, please visit one of our local businesses such as Terrapin Outdoor Center or The Redneck Yacht Club. For additional lodging information, please visit Terrapin Creek Lodge.

International Motorsports Hall of Fame

Not everyone wants to spend time outdoors during the summer, so for those who have a need for speed (and air conditioning), the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at the legendary Talladega Super Speedway is a no-brainer. Whether you follow NASCAR, Formula One, or any other sport involving powerful engines, you will enjoy taking a walk through the history of your favorite sport! For more information, please visit

Local Farmers’ Markets and Wine Tastings

Enjoy seasonal treats at one of the local farmers’ markets in Anniston, Oxford, or Jacksonville or indulge in a wine tasting at one of the many local vineyards. Farmers’ Markets are every Monday and Saturday while Wine Tastings occur at different venues every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. For more information on these events, please visit: