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It's Spring Time! Explore Tuscaloosa's Best Outdoor Destinations

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There are plenty of things to get out and do this spring in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We’re sharing some of the best local outdoor destinations to check out now that the weather is warming up!

Where to Go In Tuscaloosa for Hiking?

What better way to live it up this spring in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, than with a nature hike? With a moderate incline and awesome views, you’ve got to check out the 1.6 mile Lake Harris Dam Trail. For those looking to not break a sweat on an outdoor excursion, the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk is the perfect place. As you meander along this 3.9 mile out and back trail, you’ll have awesome views of the Black Warrior River and multiple historic bridge sites.

The Best Parks In Tuscaloosa

Immerse yourself into one of Tuscaloosa’s best forest-y destinations at Hurricane Creek Park. With lush trails and direct creek access, this historic park is ideal for your springtime adventures. Capital Park is another awesome destination in Tuscaloosa with roots dating back to the mid 1800s. The building on the grounds of this park mostly burned in 1923, leaving behind a unique structure resembling ancient Greek architecture. It’s definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet seen it before!

Get Outdoors 

Looking to browse through handmade goodies, taste test local treats, and get some fresh air all at the same time? The Tuscaloosa Farmers Market is the place to be! Visit the vendors here each Saturday from 7 AM - 12 PM this spring (and throughout the year).

Ever tried disc golf? While hiking in the woods and aiming frisbee-like discs at metal cage targets may not initially sound fun, we promise, it’s pretty awesome! Kill about 90 minutes of the day with this cool outdoor trek through Bower's Park Disc Golf Course. All you need is the disc equipment which you can easily pick up at your local DICK’s Sporting Goods.

Ready for Spring 2021?

From hopping vender to vender at the local farmers market to hiking up hillsides along the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has what you need for an awesome spring season outdoors. So, where are you headed to first?

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