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6 Fun Things To Do During Fall at Lake Martin

While many associate Lake Martin with summer vibes of swimsuits and flip flops, boating, and taking in all of the great watersports action, there are actually so many fun things to do during the fall at Lake Martin. Many of the locals will tell you that this is actually our favorite time of the year. There is just nothing quite like sitting by the lake with a slight chill in the air, a hot steamy coffee, and the sights of the trees as they begin to make their transformation and show off all of their vibrant colors. While the water…

The CRATA Trails Around Lake Martin Offer Some of the Best Hiking in Alabama

The CRATA (Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association) trails around Lake Martin are some of the best in the state.

5 Must Do’s When Day Hiking Solo

Peacefulness.  Clarity.  Creativeness.   Appreciation for the world around me.  Those are just a few of the things I feel when I experience nature in solitude.  Don’t get me wrong-I love enjoying the great outdoors with my friends and family, and having those experiences with them.  But just like in our everyday lives, we need that balance of companionship and alone time-and we need that in our time in nature as well.  If you hike a trail with others, and go back and hike that same trail alone, and you will notice that you will have a completely different experience-and both…