Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Keep Your Resolution and Stay Fit in Calhoun County

Whether you are training to hike the 335 mile long recreation trail of the Pinhoti or want to hike to a breathtaking view, Calhoun County has numerous trails, of vaious distances for you to get exercise, while enjoying the natural surroundings.

From Ladiga to Iron Legs, Coldwater and Cheaha, whether you're a roadie or a mountain biker, Calhoun County has trails for all skill levels and distances.

From Choccolocco Park to Terrapin Creek, Calhoun County has several options for you to paddle in and around our region.

From Cane Creek to Cider Ridge and our RTJ Silver Lakes, there are several beautiful and mentally challenging golf courses.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Need Last Minute Gifts?

Christmas is almost here! Have you checked your list twice? In case you overlooked something or are having a hard time thinking of the perfect gift, here's a list for you.

Give the Gift of Alabama State Parks
Gift cards can be purcahsed at all state parks and be used to pay for Food, Golf, Lodging, Camping and Gift Shops!

Pedal! Pedal! Pedal! 
Wig's Wheels will rent bikes, sell bikes, and provide great bike accessories for you as you explore Ladiga, Coldwater and much more!

Tee Off
From Cane Creek to Cider Ridge or a Trail Card from Robert Trent Jones' Golf Trail at Silver Lakes, buy the golfer in your life a gift card for the pro-shop or green fees.

Explore History
For the hsitory buff or for the family, give the gift of Museum Membership.

Artistic Side
The Oxford Performing Arts Center, Knox Concert Series, CharACTers, and JSU have great seasons ahead. Check their calendars and buy tickets for family and friends, while supporting local arts.

Speedy Gonzales
For the race fan, check out the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame and Talladega Superspeedway!

For the Wine-O
From sweet wines to the Norton, White Oak features Southern Oak Wine Tastings and gifts.

For a list of more, including shops and restaurants, great for gifts, browse

Friday, December 16, 2016

Holidays for the Whole Family

 "It's the Holiday Season... and Santa Claus is coming to town..."
What should you do to liven up the Christmas Break and explore our cities?

Go for a Hike
Alabama is blessed to have a mild winter, so getting outside is a great option. From the family friendly trails at Cheaha State Park, Coldwater Mountain, Henry Farm and the Museum, to the paved rail trail of Ladiga and the gem of the Pinhoti, there are options for day or weekend adventures!

Check Your Aim
Don't "shoot your eye out, kid," but test your skills with training and electronic competitions at the indoor Civilian Marksmanship Program Air Rifle Range.

A Day at the Museum Complex
Explore the wilds of Africa as if you were on safari and trace history from Hitler to Ancient Greece. The Anniston Museum of Natural History offers hands on activies for the kids to experience nature, and the Berman Museum of World History offer a facinating collection of weapons and artifacts  to see history face to face.

Lights, Camera, Action
Holiday classics may run on the TV at home, but there is nothing like experiencing them on the big screen, surrounded by other festive families, popcorn and concessions. The entire week of Christmas, Oxford Performing Arts Center is hosting a Christmas Film Festival for FREE!

Looking to explore more? Check out for a complete list of restaurants, hotels, and attractions.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday in Lights

 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Here's some adventures to add to your lists over the holidays!

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian, Calhoun County is home to many beautiful mountainsides, including Dugger Mountain, especially over the holidays. This light display allows visitors to drive or walk around the property and purchase hot cocoa or coffee for the occassion. Sundays through Thursdays, they're open from dark until 9 P.M., and on the weekends, they're open from dark until 10 P.M. 

238 The Wagon Road, Piedmont, (256)282-1593

Angel Drive, Jacksonville 
Many houses in this neighborhood decorate for the holidays, but one house, just off Hwy 204, includes light shows, singing trees, vintage decorations and inflatables. From Thanksgiving night through Christmas, lights will gleam, and donations for local animal shelters will be accepted. 

Indian Oaks, Anniston
From Pawnee Drive to Pueblo Pass, houses are decked along a trail of lights!

Noble Street, Anniston
During the holidays, the old architecture paints a vintage-like scene as lights shine atop the buildings, streetlamps sparkle with lights and garland, and creative holiday displays glitter. 

Quintard Avenue, Anniston
On the Sixth to 18th Street blocks, the median glistens and twinkle with brightly decked holiday lights. 

Forest Lane, Anniston
Consider it a mini-tree decoration contest, as each house decks the halls and from yard with a shimmering miniature tree, and lit up arch of trees towering over the road. 

Greenbrier Dear Road, Anniston
From Holly Hill Lane to Edgefield Farms and Greenbier Chase, neighborhoods along Greenbrier Dear Road decorations range from Christmas Extravaganza to Classic Christmas, with lights and holiday scenes. 

Friendship Santa, Oxford 
From November 26 to December 23, Santa and his helpers will be serving cookies and hot cocoa as festive music plays and holiday photos with Santa are captured. You can't miss the 17 foot tall Rudolph and the forest of lights, from 5:30-8:30 each evening. 

5921 McIntosh Road, Oxford (256)835-0111

Brookside Lane, Oxford 
Tune into 89.5 FM and enjoy the light show dancing to the beat!