While Alabama’s Black Belt is a paradise for hunters and fishermen, there is so much more to do in the region for all outdoor enthusiasts.
From canoeing the Alabama River and whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee to scenic birding, hiking, and biking trails, to zip-lining and sporting clays, to golfing on some of the top courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, or navigating the new ORV course, an outing in the Black Belt is always an adventure.
Adventure sports on land, water, and in the air await you in Alabama’s Black Belt, and you only have to choose your scenery and speed. Enjoy a tranquil paddle on one of the most scenic stretches found along the Alabama Scenic River Trail, or kick it up several notches with some wild and wet fun on the South’s newest rapids. Or fly through our woodlands with a bird’s eye view at one of our zip-lining destinations primed for thrill-seekers. One actually spans two states!
The soft but rugged terrain in most areas of our state parks and wildlife refuges provides a quality-of-life experience and a great adventure exploring the region’s bountiful flora and fauna by foot or on wheels. Many of our region’s state parks have developed fun trails that give access to the scenic natural resources that are so abundant in the Black Belt. For hikers, bikers, and off-roaders seeking more challenging terrain, check out Chewacla State Park for biking, Lakepoint State Park for ORVing, and all of our state parks for scenic hiking trails.
The Black Belt’s diverse habitat attracts many species of songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and even endangered and rare birds. From guided birding tours to self-exploration along our four regional trails, you’ll quickly check off your Bird Life List.
Alabama’s Black Belt is home to six state parks and more than 20 campgrounds and parks equipped to welcome just about every camping or glamping experience, whether hanging a hammock tent next to a primitive campsite or looking for full hookups to suit a luxury RV. Get ready to pass the s’mores!