Many would never believe it, but Alabama is one of the most biologically diverse states in the union.
Alabama is home to over 132,000 miles of rivers. Over 70% of Alabama is made up of forests and trees. The beaches of Gulf Shores are home to some of the best relaxation and fishing in the Southeast. Alabama is home to the most beautiful and diverse natural attractions in the United States.
North Alabama is home to some strange and interesting natural wonders. When traveling through the Tennessee Valley in North Alabama, the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains is a breathtaking sight. Little River Canyon in Ft. Payne is home to stunning waterfalls, spectacular views, and wooded trails. This is the largest canyon east of the Mississippi River. Dismals Canyon is home to the Dismalites, an insect that emits a bright blue-green light to attract food. It can only be found in the small town of Phil Campbell, Alabama.
Central Alabama extends from Cheaha Mountain in Delta to Natural Bridge in West Alabama. Cheaha Mountain is the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains and is also the highest point in Alabama. It was turned into a state park by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the New Deal Era. The Cahaba River is the home to the Cahaba Lily which is only found in Alabama. The 148-foot tall Natural Bridge is an iconic west Alabama landmark. It is the longest national bridge east of the Rocky Mountains.
The Wiregrass and Gulf Coast are home to the most beautiful farmland and beaches anywhere in the southeast. In the Wiregrass, cattle, catfish, and peanut farms are common. Dothan is known for the annual peanut festival and parade. The parade consists of pouring peanuts along the street for parade watchers to enjoy. The white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast are a delightful place to watch the sunset and relax. While at the Gulf Coast, stop in Foley at Lambert’s Café, where they will throw you a roll across the restaurant. The Gulf Coast has stellar views and exciting adventures just waiting for you.
From the mountains to the Gulf Coast, Alabama has something for everyone, and all you have to do is get out there and enjoy it.