- Visit Chimney Peak at Sunset
2. Attend Jacksonville State Athletics
Cheering on the Gamecocks is a JSU tradition for all alumni, students, and local residents to enjoy. For instance, Saturdays in the ‘ville are different from every other day of the week. Community members of all ages take part in tailgating by the TMB before the big game.
3. Take a walk/run on Chief Ladiga Trail
There is nothing better than taking a long, peaceful run on Chief Ladiga Trail right after a busy day at work. While first used as a railroad track in the early 1800s, Chief Ladiga now serves as the longest paved trail in America where visitors are welcome to walk, run, or bike 24/7. Next time you have a free afternoon, take a few minutes and go outdoors to observe nature’s beauty and all it has to offer.
4. Have a rack of ribs at Cooter Brown’s
Cooter Brown’s rib shack is a fan favorite restaurant in Jacksonville, AL. Travelers, families, students, and all alike are always impressed by the delicious BBQ beans and home smoked ribs prepared by some of the most talented cooks in Calhoun County. According to Alabama’s 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die, you will definitely not want to miss eating at Cooter Brown’s while visiting in the area.
5. Treat yourself with a cupcake from Mad Hatter’s
Have you ever wanted to indulge in a sweet treat but didn’t know just where to buy it? Well, Mad Hatter’s Cupcakes has you covered! Their award-winning cakes will win you over with a multitude of flavors to satisfy any sweet tooth. In the case of a special event, Mad Hatter’s is welcome to catering in Jacksonville, Gadsden, and Oxford.