Columbiana Alabama

Columbiana Alabama
Columbiana is a city in Shelby County, Alabama and is the county seat of Shelby County.Columbiana, originally called Columbia, was selected as the county seat of Shelby County in 1826 over rivals Calera and Montevallo. An act of the Alabama Legislature officially changed the name of Shelby County’s county seat to Columbiana on January 13, 1832. Columbiana was incorporated on December 5, 1837 with corporate limits one-quarter of a mile in each direction from the public square. Today, Columbiana is home to the Shelby County Board of Education, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Shelby County Jail, and Harrison Regional Library, which is the main office for the Shelby County Library System. Columbiana holds the annual Liberty Day celebration on the last weekend in June, which was first held in 1986 to honor the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.

Oak Mountain State Park

Oak Mountain State Park, located in Pelham Alabama, is a 9,000 acre park with over 50 miles of biking and hiking and equestrian trails. Oak Mountain Park offers camping, picnic sites, swimming, boating and fishing. Bike trails and hiking trails are abundant at Oak Mountain, Alabama’s largest park. Day-use picnic facilities include large pavillions, tables and grills in addition to pedal boat and canoe rentals, a swimming area, boat and bank fishing and an 18-hole golf course. The wildlife center located in Oak Mountain State Park, is the largest wildlife rehabilitation center in Alabama and cares for over 2,000 injured and orphaned wild creatures each year.

Pelham Alabama

Pelham Alabama
Pelham is a city and suburb of Birmingham in Shelby County, Alabama. At the 2010 census the population was 21,352. It was named for famed Confederate American Civil War officer John Pelham. 
Pelham is located at 33°18′16″N 86°47′5″W (33.304581, -86.784620). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.3 square miles, of which, 38.0 square miles of it is land and 0.3 square miles of it is water. Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama’s largest state park, is located in Pelham.

Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail

Oak Mountain State Park Bump Trail

Please note that bikes should stick to trail sections marked with red blazes (aka The Red Trail). Fines are available from any park ranger for being caught on any other trail with a bike (whether you are riding or not!)

Christmas In Alabama

Festival of Lights

A mile of lights and A lifetime of memories await you and your family at the Festival Of Lights dazzling display of millions of lights in the shapes of holiday designs and characters that will twinkle your children’s face as they light up for the Holidays!

Vestavia Hills

Vestavia Hills Alabama
Vestavia Hills is named for the 20-acre (8.1 ha) estate of former Birmingham mayor George B. Ward. It was situated on the crest of Shades Mountain in what is now the northern edge of the city. The development of Vestavia Hills as a residential suburb began in 1946, when developer Charles Byrd planned a subdivision for approximately a thousand persons on the southern flank of Shades Mountain. The suburb was incorporated as a separate city on November 8, 1950, and has since grown, by rapid development and annexation, into a thriving small city. In 2006, the Census Bureau estimated the population of Vestavia Hills to be 31,051.

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.