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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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Low key relaxing urban getaway - Nice little trail, lake

This is a nice place to take an easy hike, enjoy a pretty lake, and have a picnic. Although it's on top of Green Mountain, there are no spectacular views, and the trail is less... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a nice place to take an easy hike, enjoy a pretty lake, and have a picnic. Although it's on top of Green Mountain, there are no spectacular views, and the trail is less than a mile and a half, but it's well taken care of and there are some nice historical structures to see on it as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is great place to visit no matter your time allowance. It's a great place to meet a friend and enjoy the scenery of the lake over a quick lunch, or bring the entire family and enjoy an all out picnic. The resident squirrels, geese, ducks, fish, turtles are plentiful, and love when guests are willing to share! My child,... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My family have been visiting the Nature Trail for over twenty five years and it has always been clean and safe. The trail is easy and great for children.

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Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This place was so beautiful.on our wedding day. We got our pictures taken up there and it was so pretty.we keep on going back to there for remembering when we got married there. My wedding cake even fell over there because of the wind. We loved it.

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very beautiful area. Saw several chipmunks running around and some ducks. Loved the cover bridge. The only thing that I didn't like was hearing the traffic noise on the the Main Trail between the Chapel and the Log cabin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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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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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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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