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Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain

Address: South Shawdee Road, Green Mountain, Huntsville, AL
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Ranked #2 of 37 Attractions in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: One of my favorite places in Huntsville is The Madison County Nature Trail on Green Mountain. It is...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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.
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Troy, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Staff was amazingly helpful since this was our first trip. This is a beautiful, peaceful piece of property. Our 5 year old enjoyed the stroll with us through the trails. There are a lot of places to take a seat and just enjoy nature. Breathtaking views!

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Madison, Alabama
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163 reviews 163 reviews
51 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I loved walking the dogs with my signifigant other along the trails when the fall colors were nice and bold. It's a great, place for a quiet getaway, or romantic stroll around the lake. The covered bridge is a really neat sight as well.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Huntsville has some grand hiking trails and this is one of them. Come on out and enjoy the views you will be glad you did. While you are there please remember to pick up after yourself.

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Decatur, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love this little gem on top of the mountain. Has a beautiful pond, covered bridge, outdoor church and a couple of old homesteads along the walking trail. Also has a huge covered pavilion with picnic tables and restrooms and all are kept very clean. The place is absolutely breathtaking during the fall when the leaves are turning. We make... More 

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is a wonderful, quiet walk around a serene lake with ducks and fish. I go there with my visitors whenever possible.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

what a beautiful place! very well maintained with a nice hiking trail around the lake,,, about 1.5 miles. There is a pavilion and picknic tables under roof , as well as tables out under the trees, And a bathrooms on the side of the pavilion. There is also a well maintained covered bridge you can walk overnon the path around... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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