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Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain

South Shawdee Road, Green Mountain, Huntsville, AL
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Ranked #3 of 51 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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New Braunfels, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

....but we found it not so great. The pros: *The caretaker was amazing. So full of information and willing to share. Super friendly. *The turtles The rest: *The trail is run-down. Granted, we did go after several days of rain, but it was not great to walk on *The bugs. Ok, Admittedly, I am NOT a bug lover, but holy... More

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This park has a beautiful lake with a covered bridge. There is a walking path that goes all the way around the lake. There is a pavilion with picnic tables as well as many picnic tables under the trees. There is also a small chapel in the woods where many weddings are held

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

When I first moved to Huntsville from Florida I was miserable. I thought that there was nothing here, nothing to do. I missed the beauty of the ocean. But then I found Green Mountain! This trail calls to me, I love it most in the fall and winter. It calms me, excites me, it has convinced me to stay in... More

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were looking for things to do in (near) Huntsville since we had already visited most of the main attractions in 2013. We found the Green Mountain nature trail right here on TripAdvisor and decided to take a look. Boy, were we glad we did! We went on a weekday (late afternoon) and the place was not busy. The caretaker... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A day spent walking this Mountain, great walk. Serenity. I know people who have gotten married at the chapel in the woods, beautiful.

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