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Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain

South Shawdee Road, Green Mountain, Huntsville, AL
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Ranked #4 of 50 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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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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17 attraction reviews
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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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Athens, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a place to go with your family or by yourself to be in a quiet place to enjoy nature. There is a park ranger station, picnic grounds, mountain lake, hiking trails, and a covered bridge. Put away your electronic gadgets (keep your camera handy) and enjoy the peace and quiet solitude of this park.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is a great picnic area, walking trail. On the trail there is a wooden church. Great place for a picnic!

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New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Up on Green Mtn the trail is through the woods and around a lake. There are ducks, geese and other birds. Clean, free and about a 1.5 mile (I think) walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have been here several times before when I was younger and I have now took my family to go see this beautiful place. The walk was very fun we heard all kinds of birds and seen a few. The paths are very neat and clean easy to walk on and they have a wood cabin school house that my... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is a beautiful park , but be aware most cell phones do get signal so if you are geocaching make sure to print your coordinates

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