Fern Cave Gray Bat

Fern Cave Preserve

Fern Cave
The Kay Hill Deen Fern Cave Preserve, is a privately owned tract adjoining the federally-owned Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge. Fern Cave has five entrances. Four of these are on the Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge (US Department of the Interior), and one (The Fern Sink, or Surprise Pit entrance) is located on property the SCCi owns. One section of the cave is the largest gray bat hibernaculum in the country. As a result, new restrictions are now in place to protect the bat colony from White Nose Syndrome.

Paynes Soda Fountain

Paynes Soda Fountain
Ice Cream Parlor and Sandwich Shop
101 E Laurel St
Scottsboro AL
256-574-2140
Open 10:00 am – 4:00pm, Paynes Soda Fountain gets rated as 4.7 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews on their Facebook page. Paynes also gets credit for being the cause of the “Nostaligic” category here on Digital Alabama. Some of the menu items gathered from their site are dill pickle soup, turkey spinach wrap, potato corn chowder, southwester chicken soup and others. Somebody even made a pitch for a peanut butter & jelly milkshake.

Falls atMoss Rock Preserve, hidden away in the heart of old Hoover, Alabama, a mile or two from Interstate 459 by Curtis Palmer

Hoover

Hoover is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area and is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area. Hoover’s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Lake Guntersville State Park Dog-Friendly Accommodations

Lake Guntersville State Park

Lake Guntersville State Park, on the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, offers a resort complex, campground, 18-hole golf course, hiking and fishing. Located on the 69,000 acre Guntersville Lake the park hosts a resort inn, restaurant and convention complex on Taylor Mountain. Chalets on the ridge-tops provide overnight accommodations. Park Website