Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Natural Attraction

With each morning’s sunrise over the mountains, whether in a car, on foot or pedaling away, the natural beauty of Calhoun County shines through. A cloudlike mist rises from the mountains, and a chill in the air greets the new day.
Calhoun County is rich in natural beauty, with stretches of forest and mountainous landscapes creating a picturesque surrounding to the historical architecture of our downtown municipalities.
Calhoun County is abundant in Native American history as well. From Chief Ladiga, to Ohatchee and the Creek and Indian War, artifacts have been unearthed, some of which are displayed at the Janney Furnace Museum.  
Calhoun County has many locations of historical significance and architecture. From the Freedom Rider Murals to the Church of St. Michaels and All Angels and The Victoria, the historic driving tour alone is worth a trip. Many of our attractions center around nature, from Terrapin Creek to Cheaha State Park, to trails like Coldwater and the Pinhoti.
Many area restaurants are featured in Alabama’s 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die, and they too are a must during each stay. Places like Classic on Noble, Cooter Brown’s, and Garfrerick’s serve up delectable  dishes like Shrimp and Grits, Pecan Encrusted Grouper and Dry Rub Ribs better than you find in Memphis.

It’s no wonder that authors like Beth Duke and Pulitzer Prize winning Rick Bragg felt drawn to capture the settings, history and stories of this region in their work. Make your own memories and stories to share. Visit Northeast Alabama where adventures are abound. It’s just natural to relax and enjoy the scenery, the food, and the people. 

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