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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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I took my dogs there very nice place, I really like the buildings and little things they had i have to go in the summer when everything is blooming cant wait...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I took my dogs there very nice place, I really like the buildings and little things they had i have to go in the summer when everything is blooming cant wait...

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New Market, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to go with children, trails are easy and the views are good too. Great place for a picnic too with all the picnic tables sitting around. I personally could sit here a long spell to just read a book when it's quiet. My last visit there were small children, whose little voices echoed across the... More 

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

The covered pavilion is great for medium sized family reunions. The only bad is the method for reserving it. You have to go in person and you can not do it a year in advance but can only do it on the 1st of the new year.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a great spot for a scenic stroll aorund the lake through the covered bridge, and especially during the fall. It's a nice spot for a family picnic, or just a romantic stroll.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I was so impressed with this trail! It's easy enough for kids and has enough interesting places to stop that it keeps them interested, plus it's a really nice walk. The picnic areas are nice and clean. We are looking forward to spending a lot more time here! (For anyone who's interested, I don't know that you would want to... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a great place to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor scenery. There is an easy hiking trail that is slightly under 2 miles.

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Troy, Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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