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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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One of the sites I had on my travel schedule

I enjoyed every second of this historical site. I walked across it and the grounds were beautiful. A piece of history that is worth having preserved

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed every second of this historical site. I walked across it and the grounds were beautiful. A piece of history that is worth having preserved

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you are the type of person that loves to be surrounded by nature, this is the place for you. Great place for hiking and going on a picnic.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had family in town and took them here for a tour of this fabulous place. We sat on deck chairs and enjoyed the geese swimming in the lake. My husband and I frequently enjoy picnics here with his Fishing Club. If you haven't visited this Nature Trail you are truly missing an enriching experience.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to have a picnic and hike. Very beautiful and relaxing. The covered bridge is a great place to take pictures especially in the fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 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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