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Fun Things To Do Around Lake Martin This Christmas Season

The Lake Martin area is known for being a very special place during the Christmas season. We like to celebrate everything around here, and this happens to be one of our favorite times of the year. The cute little towns on the Hallmark movies have nothing on us, and we invite you to come and check out some of our favorite Christmas things to do this December around Lake Martin! Parades, parties, plays, Christmas lights, visits with Santa, Christmas music, and more! We have it all here! And another awesome thing to note-most of these are FREE! Check out some…

A Day At Respawn Arcade in Downtown Alexander City

Respawn Arcade offers a fun day out in Alexander City

Recipes from Lake Martin Area Bed and Breakfasts

One of the great perks of staying at a Lake Martin area Bed and Breakfast is of course, the breakfast itself!  While we welcome you to come and experience Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast and Paradise Bed and Breakfast on Lake Martin for yourself, we were able to talk the owners into sharing a couple of their favorite recipes with us so you can also enjoy them once you go back home as well. Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast’s Diner Style French Toast Mistletoe Bough Bed and Breakfast is a Queen Anne mansion built in 1895 that is located in…

Halloween Fun Around Lake Martin

It’s October, which means it is officially spooky season at Lake Martin! To get into the Halloween spirit, here are a few of our favorite Halloween events and attractions around the Lake Martin area that are sure to put you under their spell, enchant you with a good time … and maybe even give you a good scare! BOO!  Go To A Pumpkin Patch  Halloween isn’t complete without the perfect pumpkin! The 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Patch  at Strand Park in downtown Alexander City has officially kicked off for the 2022 season, with 1,000 bright orange pumpkins ready for your…

Lake Martin/Alexander City and Auburn/Opelika’s All in One Ticket

When I travel, I am always looking for ways to save money.  I mean seriously, who doesn’t enjoy being able to experience all an area has to offer, and knowing you got a good deal on it?  It’s a good feeling.  Well I am not one to keep my travel hacks to myself, so I wanted to share with you something cool that I stumbled upon that I thought you may enjoy too.  It’s something that Sweet Home Alabama has put together and it is called the All in One Ticket.  You can enjoy discounts in the Lake Martin area,…

Public Beaches at Lake Martin

Summer is here, and it’s that time of year when you have to look inside yourself and ask the all-important question……..  Are you Team Beach or Team Lake?  How you answer that question could determine the happiness level of your summer vacation.  Those on Team Beach tend to be the ones that love throwing down a blanket, and spending a day catching rays and feeling the warm sun as it bronzes their skin.  These also tend to be the ones that enjoy getting their hands dirty making sandcastles, and splashing along the shorelines with friends and family. Those on Team…

5 Local Breakfast Spots in the Lake Martin Area That You Have To Try

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Your days at Lake Martin are sure to be full of adventures, but you will definitely want to fuel up before heading out for a day of exploring.  Lucky for you, we have some great local breakfast spots in the Lake Martin area for you to try!  Here are 5 locally owned spots where you can stop in, sit down, and fill up your belly before heading out for a day of fun.   Alana’s Place in The Square Alexander City, Alabama This breakfast spot is located inside “The…

4 Fun Things About The Alexander City Sportplex

Alexander City is home to some of the best local shopping, family entertainment, and events in the Lake Martin community. It is also home to the most diverse Sportplex in the region. Of course, when I hear the word “Sportplex,” athletic activities automatically come to mind. And even though it is a paradise for sports lovers, there are so many different activities you can do in addition to just, well, sports. If you are looking to pick up a hobby or try something new, here is my list of four fun things that I encourage you to try (that you…

Ringing in the New Year at Lake Martin

Another wonderful year at Lake Martin is coming to an end and there is excitement as a new one is just around the corner. For everyone who is looking to ring in the new year at the lake, here are my suggestions for an unforgettable time this New Year’s Eve! For An Early Bird New Year’s Eve  I have spent many a New Year out celebrating well beyond midnight. But to be honest, some of my favorite ones were spent at home and laying comfortably in bed by the time the ball dropped! This option is for those who still…

10 Free Things To Do Around Lake Martin This Christmas Season

It would be such an understatement to just say we love Christmas around here.  Although we have a tendency to go all out on most holidays, Christmas is definitely one of our favorites!  You’ve seen the Hallmark movies with the adorable little Christmas towns-well, that’s us!  Fun activities abound around Lake Martin at Christmas time, and many of them are completely free.  Our goal is to help make your holidays even more special, and below is our list of 10 free things that you can do around Lake Martin this Christmas.   1. A Walk Through The Trees At Pennington Park…

2021 Fall Festivities at Lake Martin

Fall is in the air at Lake Martin, Alabama, and we have your ultimate guide to all the must-do fall festivities around the lake! Water levels are dropping, leaves on trees are changing, and the spooky season is just around the corner. Last weekend was Wind Creek State Park’s annual Fall Festival. Guests enjoyed a pumpkin decorating contest, costume parade, trick or treating, and even a campsite decorating contest. It is always the third Saturday of October, and campsites sell out quickly. Reservations have to be made well in advance. There’s still more Fall fun to be had in our…

A Visit to The Largest Musclecar Museum in the World

Located near the heart of Downtown Alexander City is the largest muscle car museum in the world. Here, visitors can take a step back into the 1970’s and walk amongst some of the most iconic and rare American muscle cars ever made. The Museum Opening in 2010, the Wellborn Musclecar Museum is a place for preserving and promoting the American muscle car culture. It focuses particularly on muscle cars from the 1969 – 1971 era and is home to some of the rarest muscle cars in the world.   The museum is a bright and electrifying atmosphere, with black and…

The Most Unique Ice Cream Spots Around Lake Martin

Life is full of simple pleasures.  Sometimes the little things just bring so much happiness.  We all have those things that just instantly bring a smile to our face.  For myself, one of those things is ice cream.  I love it, and if my waistline would allow it, I would eat it every day.  Seriously-it is that important to me-especially on a hot Alabama day.  We are very lucky here that we have some really great places to eat in Alexander City and Dadeville.  Among those are a few awesome places that allow cool and unique ways to enjoy my…

Things To Do In Downtown Alexander City

Alexander City is home to the Lake Martin community! And the downtown district is the heartbeat.  Filled with local shops, great food, and vibrant entertainment, just one visit and you will fall in love with this small town too! Downtown Alexander City History  As with many small towns in South Alabama, Alexander City is filled with rich history and urban legends, and the downtown district is no exception.  Following the historic battle of Horseshoe Bend and the eventual succession of territory from the Creek Indian nation, the county of Tallapoosa began to take form.  In 1837, the first permanent settler…

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Russell Crossroads

  If you are planning a visit to Lake Martin, one thing that absolutely, positively has to be on your to-do list is Russell Crossroads, the unique town center of the Russell Lands community.  It is a really cool place located 3 miles north of Lake Martin’s Kowaliga Bridge on Highway 63.  You will know you have arrived when you see the clock tower next to the Town Green.  As you pull in, you will see the cobblestone streets and handcrafted street lamps.  There is no detail left out.  The best way I can describe it is that it is…

The Best Hiking Trails Around Lake Martin

Lake Martin is known for fun on the water, but did you know the area boasts some of the best hiking in Alabama as well? With the cooler weather, and the beautiful color palettes being displayed on the trees, now is a great time to hit the trails. Here are a few of our favorites! Russell Forest In this living forest, over 100 miles of trails weave through the lush pines and hardwoods that surround Lake Martin. Five trailheads serve as a starting point for multiple trails that can be used not only for hiking, but also for biking and…