Civil rights is one of the themes running through the American South. To follow its thread is to relive its lows and highs, and to comprehend how those lows invoked the attention and energy to power positive change. Take a trip to Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail and you’ll meet the soldiers of the movement – children, colleagues, clergy and others – in memorials, museums and historic sites along the way.
Alabama may be best-known as a state with significant historic landmarks, but many travellers often don’t realize that a small stretch of the state is white-sand coastline. The southernmost edge of Alabama disappears into the warm, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Nashville’s Big Back Yard is a natural watershed area south of Music City ready to be explored. This giant playground features scenic vistas, rivers, streams, parks and natural areas. Anchored by 100 miles of the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, Nashville’s Big Back Yard is made up of 12 connected small towns and The Shoals region of North Alabama. Here are the top ten reasons to come and play in Nasvhille’s Big Back Yard.