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Outdoor Events in Alabama There are so many fun outdoor events happening in Alabama over the next couple of months! We didn’t want you to miss a thing, so we listed all the details below. Read through and mark your calendars because it’s going to be a fun and busy few months!   State Park Events Eagle Awareness Weekends: Eagle Awareness Weekends take place on weekends from Friday January 25 through February 17, 2019 in Lake Guntersville State Park. There will be birds of prey presentations, guided tours with experienced park personnel, and activities for all ages. This is a great way to get the...

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Choosing Your Campsite Camping is one of those activities where you either really love it or absolutely hate it, there isn’t really an in between. Over the years, we have noticed that those who hate camping have typically had a bad experience while camping. With more digging, we find that almost every bad experience is related to the chosen campsite. So, while it might seem simple, we are going to share our best tips on how to choose the perfect campsite! The 5 W’s There are a few variations of the “W’s” when choosing a campsite, but these are our favorite: 1....

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The Power of Nature Humans evolved in nature and no matter how much the world around us changes or how advanced our technology becomes, the human mind still has a connection with nature. According the American Heart Association, nourishing that bond between our mind and the great outdoors has numerous health benefits. To name a few; it can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression as well as improve your creativity and productivity. A variety of other studies, published in Psychological Science, further prove that nature has a powerful impact on our health. These studies found that spending time in nature leads to improved...

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Winter Hiking Tips Tomorrow is the first official day of winter, and Christmas and New Year’s will follow just a few days after! All of our family and friends love the outdoors and have dogs, so our favorite thing to do when everyone gets together over the holidays is go hiking. It is a great way to get some energy out and the scenery is so beautiful. If your family is like ours and will be hiking this winter, scroll down to read our best winter hiking tips!   Wear The Right Clothes Layers When hiking in the winter, aim...

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National Park Fee-Free Days In a recent press release, The National Park service announced which days they are waiving entrance fees in 2019! They are: Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day On these days, only the entrance fee is waived. It does include any other activities, such as camping. These selected days offer visitors, volunteers and veterans the opportunity to visit the parks and truly celebrate...

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