I’d been through Alabama on the way from and back to Texas a couple of times, and it seemed like every time I was greeted with some kind of tornado warning, which made me a little leery whenever I was there. (See my blog posts about Welcome to Alabama and yet another tornado scare while staying at The Woods RV Park.)
But that didn’t keep me from returning for favorite times during my Natchez Trace Parkway trip in 2014. See the links to the right for all the places I visited in Alabama, on and off the Trace.
McFarland City Park was a great campground with easy access that made it the perfect homebase to check out the historic towns of Florence and Tuscumbia.
In Tuscumbia, Cold Water Falls at Spring Park has the world’s largest man-made natural stone waterfall at 80′ wide and 48′ tall and a beautiful monument related to the Trail of Tears.
My all-around favorite stop on the Parkway was the Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall. I’ll never forget Tom Hendrix or what he created here in tribute to his great-great grandmother, who walked all the way home to her beloved “singing river” in Alabama after being removed on the Trail of Tears.
Rock Spring Nature Trail was such a lovely spot found after an easy nature walk to get there at Milepost 330 of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
I’d love to hear from you about your Alabama favorites in Comments below!