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Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain

South Shawdee Road, Green Mountain, Huntsville, AL
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Ranked #3 of 52 Attractions in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: One of my favorite places in Huntsville is The Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. It is a great place to go for a family picnic, a walk... more » Owner description: One of my favorite places in Huntsville is The Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. It is a great place to go for a family picnic, a walk around the lake and or just to enjoy nature and take a breather from work.The park is located in south Huntsville.If you haven't been to the Madison County Nature Trail, you'll be pleasantly surprised. The park was the idea of James Record and the Madison County Commission built it 1975. There is a pavilion, plenty of picnic tables, wooden rocking chairs, restrooms, a small chapel, Charles Green's (whom Green Mountain was named after) log cabin, Sky Lake (where only seniors and youth are allowed to fish), and a 2.2 mile walking trail. There is a labeled braille trail to help the blind enjoy the sounds and smells of nature. Recently a senior trail became a new addition to the premises, featuring an easy path close to the pavilion with two benches for resting.If you are wanting a true break from it all and trip back into nature, the Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain in Huntsville Alabama is the place for you. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Madison County Nature Trail is a beautiful place to hike, picnic, fish, and explore. It is free, unless you want to fish, and the trails, rest rooms, and picnic area are all beautifully maintained. We love to have picnics here and walk to the bridge on the "long trail", stop at the cabin and covered bridge on the way,... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My kids and I really enjoy being in nature. This little "pit-stop" was a great outing before a very long day of driving. I decided to go based on the reviews. I'm glad we did. Right away, we were greeted by the friendly gentleman caretaker - I had read about him already:) The trail is very peaceful and meanders along... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This small but scenic park on the top of Green Mountain in Huntsville is perfect for families, special events, or a casual walk/run. To get there, head east on Green Mountain Road, going up the mountain, until you reach a fork, where you will keep right. The Nature Trail is on the right. Many people will appreciate the restrooms are... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Not knowing too much about this we decided to drive over. What a spectacular place this is with the lake and walking trail around the lake. There was also the covered bridge. Just a beautiful place to go to relax, take a slow walk and enjoy the flowers and the beauty of the outdoors

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I enjoy walking this trail which surrounds a nice large pond. The trail is clearly marked, and kept clean. While unpaved it has a nice wide path with a cushion of pine needles making it a soft surface most of the way. There are a few areas that might be rough for an elderly individual due to a few inclines... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very peaceful, serene place to relax, cook out, hike. Several people were walking their dogs. There is a one mile hike around a lake. Lots of turtles in the water. Plants everywhere. A really nice park!

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went to Madison County Nature Trail because of other TripAdvisor reviews. Was not disappointed. The host was great and even sprayed my feet with insect repellant. Had a great hike around the lake. Not difficult at all, quick, and fun. I took lots of pictures.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm not what you would call a lover of the outdoors, but this is a perfect trail for me. Plenty of seating along the trail and overlooking the lake, it's fairly flat, not paved but does have wood chips, big pavilion for events, and there is a covered bridge, cabin, and chapel along the trail. They also are great about... More

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Meridianville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not to hard to walk with younger kids. Path loops around the lake. Covered bridge. Old cabins and distillery and chapel. Interesting piece of history of the mountain and HSV. Dog friendly. Fishing available for the kids.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

we have to travel a long distance 50 miles one way to get to Green Mtn. and we think it's worth it. Look in the Huntsville paper to see when a hike is led by an experienced hiker

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