Outdoors
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Coosa River
Coosa River

Montgomery, AL

(334) 201-5510

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The calm soothing sound of the water rippling along and the birds chirping in the background as the trees rustle isn't a nature lover's dream. It is actually a reality when you visit Coosa River in Montgomery. Even though the river begins in Tennessee before entering Alabama at Weiss Lake, the Coosa River meets the Tallapoosa River to form the Alabama River. Aside from great fishing and kayaking, the river is a great place to just sit outdoors and enjoy one of the area's most beautiful natural treasures.

Gunter Hill Park
Gunter Hill Park

561 Booth Rd
Montgomery, AL 36108   Directions

(334) 269-1053

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Some of Montgomery's most beautiful natural amenities await you when you escape the daily hustle and bustle to enjoy some time outdoors at Gunter Hill Park. This popular campground features expansive green meadows that are populated with beautiful, shady trees and other foliage that overlooks the waters of the Alabama River. The park is a very popular fishing destination, so make sure you have plenty of bait to reel in that big one!

Lake Jordan
Lake Jordan

Montgomery, AL

(334) 567-4811

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With a hectic schedule, it may be hard to find the time to get away and enjoy some outdoor fun. But when you head to Jordan Lake, you need no excuses—just plan enough time away to enjoy all that this beautiful outdoor destination has to offer. Located just 25 miles due north of the city of Montgomery, Lake Jordan is a 6,800-acre impoundment on the Coosa River with an impressive 188 miles of shoreline. This lake has become quite popular for boating, swimming and fishing. It features public and private boat ramps as well as several private marinas.

Montgomery Zoo
Montgomery Zoo

2301 Coliseum Parkway
Montgomery, 36110   Directions

(334) 240-4900

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Go on a really wild adventure when you explore the attractions at the Montgomery Zoo. Established in 1920, the zoo has consistently maintained an incredibly high level of excellence that the whole family will feel the minute you walk through the front gates. Montgomery Zoo sets itself apart from other zoos by the most obvious fact that the animals are allowed to wander freely and interact with visitors. The kids will absolutely love this level of interactivity, and mom and dad will appreciate the fact that the kids can learn about over 800 animals that are part of this nationally recognized facility.

Talladega National Forest
Talladega National Forest

9901 Alabama 5
Montgomery, AL 35034   Directions

(205) 926-9765

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The Talladega National Forest is a favorite of nature lovers in Montgomery. In addition to offering a varied assortment of outdoor recreational activities, this is a place that just brims with irresistible natural beauty. The Cheaha Wilderness area of the forest is not only beautiful, but offers an unmatched opportunity for adventures like hiking and camping. The views are quite panoramic largely due to the valleys that follow the crest of the ridge on the mountainside. Make sure to remember to bring your camera!

Vaughn Road Park
Vaughn Road Park

3620 Vaughn Rd
Montgomery, AL 36106   Directions

(334) 625-2300

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Sometimes when your kids get antsy and irritable, the best remedy is to let them run around outside and play for awhile. Montgomery's Vaughn Road Park is the perfect attraction for just that. This is a kid-friendly park and offers several large, expansive areas as well as state-of-the-art jungle gyms and other fun activities that will entertain even the most restless child. There are also plenty of great places to enjoy a picnic or just sit and watch the kids enjoy themselves.

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