Lakeshore Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail in Homewood that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Cheaha State Park is a 2,799-acre state park in Alabama, located in northern Clay and southwestern Cleburne counties. The park, which is Alabama's oldest continuously operating state park, encompasses Cheaha Mountain, the highest point in the state
Lake Guntersville State Park is a state park located in northeast Alabama, just outside Guntersville in Marshall County. The park overlooks the 69,000-acre Guntersville Lake, and contains 6,000 acres of natural woodlands
Moss Rock Preserve is a beautiful 349-acre nature preserve abundant with forest systems, rock outcroppings, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and other unique natural features.
Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama's largest state park at 9,940 acres. The park makes up the northeast quadrant of the city of Pelham and is 18 miles south of Birmingham, the state's largest city.
The Pinhoti is a premier southern Appalachian long-distance hiking trail, and it is also a southeast region Appalachian Trail connector. The total distance of the trail is 339 miles. There are 171.2 miles in Alabama and 167.8 miles in Georgia, which makes the Pinhoti the longest hiking trail in either state.
Red Mountain Park, a nonprofit organization, consists of 1,500 acres, stretching four-and-a-half miles between the cities of Homewood and Bessemer, along the ridges and hollows of the mountain from which it takes its name.
The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a collection of championship caliber golf courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., distributed across the state of Alabama, as part of investments by the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is a 1,011 acres nature preserve located in the eastern portions of Jefferson County, Alabama near Birmingham's suburb, Irondale.
Turkey Creek, a 466-acre tributary of Locust Fork, is located a mere 20 minutes north of Birmingham near the community of Pinson. Turkey Creek is home to three endangered species of fish: the Vermilion Darter (Etheostoma chermocki), the Watercress Darter (Etheostoma nuchale) and the Rush Darter (Etheostoma phytophilum). The Rush and Vermilion Darters occur only in Turkey Creek and nowhere else in the world.