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Address: South Shawdee Road, Green Mountain, Huntsville, AL
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Description: One of my favorite places in Huntsville is The Madison County Nature Trail...
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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Best place ever

We went there for mushroom hunting and we got lots of mushrooms 😄 Plus has a beautiful pond is good for family trips

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went there for mushroom hunting and we got lots of mushrooms 😄 Plus has a beautiful pond is good for family trips

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nothing beats a picnic followed by a stroll across a covered bridge and around the lake. I thought it made a great 1st date, I got a 2nd date...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went here for my niece's 16th birthday and had a wonderful family day. We hiked, ate and took tons of pictures. It was a perfect day! They have restrooms and a covered area for gatherings. I believe the covered area can be reserved. It's also a free park, so a very economical way to spend the day! :)

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The pavillion is large and is always cool on a hot day. I like to walk about in the spring and check out the wildflowers all over. my friend took her Mother and family there for Mother's Day and it was a perfect place for that kind of celebration. IT has a decent restroom also.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was a nice trail walk on the hiking trail around the park. For the most part it was fairly an easy walk but there are some areas where it might be difficult for someone who has problems walking and a wheel chair would only work part of the way. There were some nice views of the lake and the... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I love this place!! There are trails surrounding a large lake, a covered bridge and other interesting buildings to check out. Very relaxing place to spend a day...

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Madison, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

After reading many other reviews on TripAdvisor, my three teen daughters and I went here recently for a walk/picnic with our married daughter and her 10 month old (visiting from Indiana). First of all, it is an absolutely delightful place for a picnic! There are several picnic tables, swings, and even rocking chairs overlooking the scenic lake. It is very... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have enjoyed going to this park for many years. They have staff members now who are quite friendly which is a positive change from the creepy older gentleman who used to be the security guard. I used to ride my mountain bike up Green Mountain with friends on training rides and that old fellow used to snap at us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

easy trail located conveniently to madison and huntsville. It has a covered bridge, a picnic area, and swings by the lake. An easy trail for beginners and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Really one of the top places on north Alabama for a walk, a jog, photography, or some quiet time. No fee. Well maintained by volunteers.

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Address: South Shawdee Road, Green Mountain, Huntsville, AL
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville

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