Welcome To Alabama Black Belt Adventures
The Alabama Black Belt consists of 23 counties spanning the state’s midsection, with the heart of the region lying between the state’s Appalachian foothills and the Coastal Plain. Counties included are Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.
Widely known for its excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, Alabama’s Black Belt also is the site of pivotal civil rights events that forever changed America. The Black Belt region is rich in other historical and cultural destinations as well, including elegant antebellum homes, fun-filled river festivals and fascinating, one-of-a-kind museums.
Alabama’s Black Belt gets its name from the dirt – a rich, dark, loamy, fertile soil that produces nutrient-rich vegetation. That, in turn, serves as high-quality habitat for numerous wildlife species, including white-tailed deer. Sportsmen and wildlife managers recognize it as an area that consistently produces great weights and excellent antler characteristics in white-tailed deer. It produces record bucks on a regular basis.
The Black Belt also features superb ground cover and terrain for quail, dove, turkey and duck hunting. To complement the Black Belt’s great hunting, the region’s rivers, lakes, ponds and streams lend themselves to bass, crappie and bream fishing.
Aside from hunting and fishing, Alabama’s Black Belt includes numerous travel destinations that reflect a diverse history – from the Confederacy and Civil War era to some of the nation’s most important civil rights milestones. You’ll find attractions commemorating a list of difference-makers, including Rosa Parks, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Hank Williams and Paul “Bear” Bryant. It’s a multifaceted region that you don’t want to miss.