Friday, December 19, 2014
Near Atlanta, Near Birmingham, Near Perfect
It's really a short drive from everywhere.
Situated along I-20, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Calhoun County is near perfect. If one were to throw a dart to choose a destination for natural attractions and historical significance, Calhoun County would be a bull’s eye every time. Almost halfway between Atlanta and Birmingham, Calhoun County isn’t far from Tennessee, Georgia, Florida or Mississippi. “We have invested lots of money and planning into bringing people here to enjoy what we have to offer. We feel like an hour or two’s drive to enjoy all this will definitely be worth the trip,” says Anniston City Councilman Jay Jenkins of Anniston and other municipalities’ joint endeavors and investment in tourism.
County and area leaders have partnered to establish two world-class bike trails in Ladiga and Coldwater, while continuing to preserve the natural beauty and historical districts of the Northeast Alabama Region.
The word is out, and people are coming from across the southeast and United States to find adventure in Calhoun County. Whether interested in arts, outdoor activity like kayaking or biking, retail, dining and shopping or just looking for event facilities, Calhoun County has it all and more. With access to train, major highways, a greyhound station and bike trails, it’s a short and easy trip from everywhere.
Calhoun County is an escape into nature with the mountains, rocks, trails and streams, but it also has the convenience with growing metropolitan municipalities, rich with culture, restaurants, activities and attractions. So, get out and go; hit the trails that highlight the natural grandeur and step back in time to visit our area historic sites. The Southern Hospitality here is unmatched, and the setting seems ideal.