Montgomery Outdoor Activities

Montgomery Outdoor ActivitiesOne of the best things about living in Montgomery is that this is a part of the country that enjoys all four seasons of the year, which is a fact that is highly appreciated by many nature lovers who always seem to find an excuse to explore the great outdoors. From the city's excellent zoo to its scenic parks and sprawling national forests, there is plenty of nature for nature lovers to love in Montgomery!

The Talladega National Forest is a favorite of nature lovers in Montgomery. In addition to offering a varied assortment of outdoor recreational activities, this is a place that just brims with irresistible natural beauty. The Cheaha Wilderness area of the forest is not only beautiful, but offers an unmatched opportunity for adventures like hiking and camping. The views are quite panoramic largely due to the valleys that follow the crest of the ridge on the mountainside. Make sure to remember to bring your camera!

Address: Montgomery, AL - MAP
Phone: (334) 832-4470
Web: www.fs.usda.gov

Montgomery's Vaughn Road Park is an outdoor favorite of locals and visitors alike for its expansive grassy areas as well as its inviting scenery. Whether you want to bring the whole family out for an afternoon of fun or just want to spend some quality alone time reading a good book on a blanket, Vaughn Road Park is most definitely for you. Some of the many amenities include picnic tables, swings, a twisty slide, monkey bars and jungle gyms.

Address: 3620 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL 36016 - MAP
Web: www.funontheriver.net

The calm soothing sound of the water rippling along and the birds chirping in the background as the trees rustle isn't a nature lover's dream. It is actually a reality when you visit Coosa River in Montgomery. Even though the river begins in Tennessee before entering Alabama at Weiss Lake, the Coosa River meets the Tallapoosa River to form the Alabama River. Aside from great fishing and kayaking, the river is a great place to just sit outdoors and enjoy one of the area's most beautiful natural treasures.

Address: Montgomery, AL - MAP
Web: www.outdooralabama.com

Many of nature's most captivating creatures make their home at the Montgomery Zoo. Animal lovers will especially enjoy visiting this facility as the animals are allowed to roam freely and interact with guests in a truly unique way. A children's area ensures that the environment stays safe, but getting up close with your favorite zoo animal and learning more about their natural habitats and roles in the animal kingdom makes your time here as educational as it is entertaining.

Address: 2301 Coliseum Parkway Montgomery, AL 36110 - MAP
Phone: (334) 240-4900
Web: www.montgomeryzoo.com

With a hectic schedule, it may be hard to find the time to get away and enjoy some outdoor fun. But when you head to Jordan Lake, you need no excuses—just plan enough time away to enjoy all that this beautiful outdoor destination has to offer. Located just 25 miles due north of the city of Montgomery, Lake Jordan is a 6,800-acre impoundment on the Coosa River with an impressive 188 miles of shoreline. This lake has become quite popular for boating, swimming and fishing. It features public and private boat ramps as well as several private marinas.

Address: Wetumpka, AL - MAP
Phone: (334) 567-4811
Web: www.outdooralabama.com

Some of Montgomery's most beautiful natural amenities await you when you escape the daily hustle and bustle to enjoy some time outdoors at Gunter Hill Park. This popular campground features expansive green meadows that are populated with beautiful, shady trees and other foliage that overlooks the waters of the Alabama River. The park is a very popular fishing destination, so make sure you have plenty of bait to reel in that big one!

Address: 561 Booth Road, Montgomery, AL 36108 - MAP
Web: www.recreation.gov