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Lake Martin 100 – Ultra Run in the Russell Forest

Russell Crossroads 19 Russell Farms Rd, Alexander City, AL, United States

The Lake Martin 100 returns to the Russell Forest on March 16th and 17th. Ultra runners, if you are interested, there is more info on the Southeastern Trail Runs page. Runners from all over the US and beyond will take a shot at the Trails in the Russell Forest. There is something for all runners – a ... Read more

Women on Lake Martin Boating Class

Russell Marine-River North Marina 250 River North Road, Alexander City, AL, United States

Get ready for the boating season with informal, down to earth review of the basic in boating. Hosted by Russell Marine and geared specifically for women, this four-hour hands-on course refreshes you on the basics of boating safety and operation, with on-water demonstrations on many of the most popular boats on Lake Martin. This event ... Read more

Women on Lake Martin Boating Class

Kowaliga Marina 255 Kowaliga Marina Rd, Alexander City, AL, United States

Get ready for the boating season with informal, down to earth review of the basic in boating. Hosted by Russell Marine and geared specifically for women, this four-hour hands-on course refreshes you on the basics of boating safety and operation, with on-water demonstrations on many of the most popular boats on Lake Martin. This event fills ... Read more

Naturalist Presentation – Bunnies & Chicks

Naturalist Cabin Russell Farms Rd, Alexander City, AL, United States

Easter means new life – and the gentle innocence of bunnies and chicks reminds us of this holiday’s significance. We will note what these unassuming animals symbolize on this holiest of Christian holidays. Bring your children or grandchildren to interact with these traditional symbols of Easter as they learn from our Naturalist at the Naturalist ... Read more

Guided Nature Tour

Wilson Road Trailhead

Let’s hike into a forest on the verge of Spring! We will note the changes in the plant and animal activities that mark the wondrous change from winter to spring in Russell Forest. This roughly ninety minute energetic hike will offer both learning and exercise. Appropriate for anyone ages 5 – 105. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! There ... Read more

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Naturalist Presentation – Bunnies & Chicks

Naturalist Cabin Russell Farms Rd, Alexander City, AL, United States

Easter means new life – and the gentle innocence of bunnies and chicks reminds us of this holiday’s significance. We will note what these unassuming animals symbolize on this holiest of Christian holidays. Bring your camera and your children or grandchildren to interact with these traditional symbols of Easter as they learn from our Naturalist ... Read more

Naturalist Presentation – Bunnies & Chicks

Naturalist Cabin Russell Farms Rd, Alexander City, AL, United States

Easter means new life – and the gentle innocence of bunnies and chicks reminds us of this holiday’s significance. We will note what these unassuming animals symbolize on this holiest of Christian holidays. Bring your camera and your children or grandchildren to interact with these traditional symbols of Easter as they learn from our Naturalist ... Read more

Naturalist Presentation – Springtime Celebration

Naturalist Cabin Russell Farms Rd, Alexander City, AL, United States

Visit the Naturalist’s Cabin in April and take a close look at what Spring means for the plants and animals that call Russell Forest home. Samples of Russell Forest plants will show how the buds and bark are formed and how they function. A sampling of vertebrate and invertebrate animal life will reveal the vast ... Read more

Boating Safety Course

Russell Marine-The Ridge Marina 450 Ridge Marina Way, Alexander City, AL, United States

Need your Alabama boating license or just want to review the latest rules and regulations? Alabama Marine Police will conduct a Boating Safety course at The Ridge Marina, April 6 from 9AM to 3PM, to help all boaters, first timers, and veterans alike. Hosted by Russell Marine, this course is NASBLA and Alabama Boating Safety ... Read more

Naturalist Presentation – Springtime Celebration

Naturalist Cabin Russell Farms Rd, Alexander City, AL, United States

Visit the Naturalist’s Cabin in April and take a close look at what Spring means for the plants and animals that call Russell Forest home. Samples of Russell Forest plants will show how the buds and bark are formed and how they function. And a sampling of vertebrate and invertebrate animal life will reveal the ... Read more

Boating Safety Course

Russell Marine-The Ridge Marina 450 Ridge Marina Way, Alexander City, AL, United States

Need your Alabama boating license or just want to review the latest rules and regulations? Alabama Marine Police will conduct a Boating Safety course at The Ridge Marina, April 13 from 9AM to 3PM, to help all boaters, first timers, and veterans alike. Hosted by Russell Marine, this course is NASBLA and Alabama Boating Safety ... Read more

In-Water Boat Show

Russell Marine-The Ridge Marina 450 Ridge Marina Way, Alexander City, AL, United States

Make plans to attend the Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show at The Ridge Marina on Lake Martin April 19-21, 2024. See and demo 2024 boat models from Godfrey Pontoon boats, Nautique ski and wake boats, Sea Ray, Key West, Chris-Craft, Bass Cat and Sea Ark. Shop our pro shop for gear from Hyperlite, Billabong, Life ... Read more