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“Great Place for a picnick”

Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain
Ranked #6 of 76 things to do in Huntsville
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Owner description: Madison County Nature Trail The Madison County Nature Trail was constructed beginning in 1974 with completion in 1975. The construction was financed jointly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Madison County Commission. It has been noted that the Chairman, James Record, had a special love for nature and the environment and was instrumental in the building of the Nature Trail. The Nature Trail is a Park for all seasons containing 72 acres which rests above the surrounding communities atop Green Mountain in southeast Huntsville. The Park is open free to the public each day from 7 a.m. until 30 minutes prior to sunset, closing only on Christmas Day and New Years Day, or during inclement weather. Sky Lake which consists of 17 acres of mountain water is encompassed by a 1 ½ mile trail. Other facilities include an open air pavilion, a-frame chapel, outdoor classroom, covered bridge, picnic area and accessible restrooms. Use of the Pavilion and Chapel are provided by reservation with all other areas of the Park used on a first come first served basis. Fishing is provided for children less than 16 years of age or seniors over 60. A fishing fee is charged and fishing is allowed Monday through Friday only. Since the construction of the Nature Trail, renovations consisting of trail improvements and restroom improvements were completed in 1998. Funding was provided by a National Recreational Trails Grant provided through the Alabama Department of Economic and community Affairs. In 2012 a grant was also obtained providing for a new waterfall pump and accessories. There have also been several projects improving the facilities, many of which have been accomplished through volunteers such as Boy Scouts earning various merits up to and including Eagle Scout. The Nature Trail is funded by the Madison County Commission. It is operated by a Park Manager (Bobby Cobb), Park Maintenance Worker, and two Part Time Park Attendants. During open hours there is always one employee present for safety and security reasons. The Nature Trail is recognized as a Treasure Forest by the Alabama Forestry Commission. It is also considered a Wildlife Sanctuary. The entire Park although owned and operated by the Madison County Commission lies within the city limits of the City of Huntsville. Bobby Cobb / Park Manager
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We have our family reunions there and it's just breath takeing.Especially @ the begining of Fall.Has a pond u can fish from,walking trails,all kinds of places to take photographs..Its just Beautiful......

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I frequently visit Green Mountain Nature Trail. It's my "off" day hike. I can walk/hike with family or friends and not feel like I'm overdoing a workout. The scenery is beautiful and wildlife abundant-fish, turtles, geese, squirrels, great for younger children 4-up. Pretty location for photographers too! I've never taken a picnic meal but lots of people do.

1  Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

A beautiful trail with a covered bridge,man made lake and lots of friendly turtles. It is spectacular during the autumn season and is a nice place for a quiet, romantic walk n the woods.

2  Thank WJB12311
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

This nature trail is just up the mountain from my house and I spend a lot of time their! I love going there with my friends and family! You can picnic, you can feed the fish and duck, you can walk on the trail. So much fun! And the whole area is just beautiful, you should definantly make this a part of your Huntsville visit!

1  Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

I visited this trail early in the morning and had the place mainly to myself. The trails are well-maintained and the scenery gorgeous. Plus it's free!

6  Thank April R
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