Thursday, January 19, 2017

Must See Attractions in Calhoun County

Looking for something fun to do? Here's a checklist for you!
Chief Ladiga Trail
32.5 miles of trail run from Anniston through Weaver, Jacksonville and Piedmont to the Georgia/Alabama State Line, where is connects to the Silver Comet Trail and makes it the longest paved rail trail in the U.S.
Choccolocco Park 
Named the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Field of the Year, this sports and recreation venue hosts athletic events and features water and natural resources, picnic pavilions, walking and biking trails, and a Boundless Playground. Oxford is also home to the Oxford Performing Arts Center, accommodating 1,130 seats in the middle of historic downtown Oxford, with state-of-the-art lighting and sound, an orchestra pit, dressing rooms, and a proscenium stage with large wing space and storage.
Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail
Coldwater Mountain offers both 1.5 mile beginner loops, for riders of any level, and a 10 mile Blue Loop for intermediate riders. The trails are open to hikers and runners as well, although it is recommended they take the trails counterclockwise to see cyclists coming. Currently, more than 35
miles of trails have been built under the supervision of IMBA Trail Solutions.
Coldwater Covered Bridge
Oxford Civic Center is not only a place to stretch your legs on paved and gravel tracks or play on the playground, it is also home to one of Alabama’s oldest remaining covered bridges, moved from Coldwater Creek to Oxford Lake and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pinhoti Hiking Trail
This is Alabama’s premiere long-distance recreation trail, spanning 110 miles and traversing the ridges and crests of the Talladega National Forest Mountains through Georgia to connect with the Appalachian Trail.
Terrapin Creek
Canoe or kayak down the beautiful Terrapin Creek, and take in scenery like you’ve never seen. Cool off in the spring fed water, and enjoy fun for the whole family.
Anniston Museum Complex
Explore the wilds of Africa and browse Colonel berman's fascinating collection of weapons and artifacts at the Anniston Museum of natural History and the Berman Museum of World History. Then, catch an event or class at the brand new Longleaf Botanical Gardens!
Civil Rights Trail
Walk through time and discover the Civil Rights Trail of Anniston, including the newly named Freedom Riders National Monument along Highway 202 and at 1031 Gurnee Avenue, recapping the history that unfolded in 1961 during the Civil Rights Movement.
Janney Furnace Civil War & Native American Museum
From the story of Lyncoya Jackson to the Civil War, Ohatchee is home to this Civil War Era Furnace and the Battle of Ten Islands. Browse their collections of weaponry and artifacts or make plans to attend their spring Reenactment.
White Oak Vineyards
White Oak Vineyards is a small farm winery that grows the fruit used to produce wines for their trademark label, Southern Oak Wines. Their tasting room is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Outside of Calhoun County
Cheaha State Park 
Looking for a great view, just 20 miles from Anniston, you'll find the state's highest peak at Cheaha State Park. This haven for outdoor enthusiasts includes trails for hiking and biking, swimming holes and hotel or cabin accommodations.
CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park 
This more than 500 acre public facility offers sport shooters opportunities to practice and participate in competitive events, with state of the art electronic targets and monitors for participants and spectators. CMP also has the South Competition Center in Anniston, which contains 80, 10 meter firing points with electronic targets and monitors.
Desoto Caverns Family Fun Park
Retrace Hernando DeSoto’s expedition through the south over 450 years ago. Explore the caverns, the Lost Maze, and pan for gold and gemstones. The park features a picnic area, camping, hiking, and activities for the whole family.
Talladega Superspeedway & International Motorsports Hall of Fame
Visit the fastest closed track in the world with records exceeding 200 miles per hour. The museum showcases vehicles that have set world records, antique automobiles, speed boats, planes, and more.

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