2019 Grand Design Reflection
2019 Grand Design Reflection
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Birmingham, Alabama, located in Jefferson County, is the most populous city in Alabama. To be in Birmingham is to have the feeling of the true South. While renting an RV in Birmingham, you can experience this big city with its modern contemporary feel mixed with southern class and charm -- while beautiful mountain views and excursions await you just minutes from the city. When you book an RV in Jefferson County you will have choices galore for convenient RV sites as well as unique recreational opportunities that include guided excursions, gorgeous mountain trails, music, culture, and yes, even hot air balloons. Let’s dive into the details.
Music, art, culture, and history await you in Birmingham. The spot for rich Civil War and Civil Rights Movement history also asserts Southern allure with its annual festivals. Each August, the city holds its Sidewalk Film Festival which includes screening and panel discussions for independent filmmakers, it is an overall celebration of great filmmaking. One of the biggest annual draws to the area is the Rock the South music festival. Located in Cullman, just a 50-mile drive in your rental RV from Birmingham, this festival began as a way to raise money for tornado victims and has turned into a yearly country music party every June. This festival, with big name entertainment, prides itself on the ideals of southern cultures, family and community. Another festival in nearby Decatur holds an annual balloon festival each May. Over 60 hot air balloons race each other and fill the skies with beauty and color. On select nights you can also witness an amazing glow show.
Any RV renter wants options and the Birmingham area offers just that. Birmingham South RV Park is a great option for staying somewhere close to town. RV renters will find a clean, safe, spacious spot with many amenities and affordable costs. It offers a pool and activities for the kids from April to October.
If you are looking for something a little farther from the city and tucked away in its own beauty, there are other options RV renters in Birmingham can consider. DeSoto State Park boasts campsites tucked back in the trees for a cozy forest feel but still has spacious sites and plenty of room for your RV. This state park offers hiking trails, horseback riding, fly fishing, and even adventure excursions available for reasonable prices, including rappelling adventures for ages 7 and up.
Want to be near the water? A most amazing RV spot is Clear Creek Cove RV Resort near Talladega, AL. This beautiful and expansive park offers nightly prices and reasonable deals on weekly and monthly rentals. With the lake in close proximity to all sites, you can turn your rental motorhome from Birmingham into a “lake house!” This resort is near the town of Talladega which will offer the RV renters access to Wal-Mart parking for your supplies and groceries as well as numerous shops and eateries. Let us not forget the fact that you can take in a race at the legendary Talladega Motor Speedway which is minutes from this resort.
Birmingham is Alabama’s hustle and bustle of Southern charm. But just outside the city limits, you will find expansive beauty and areas to get out and experience nature in Alabama. Pick up your RV rental in Birmingham and just 10 minutes outside the city you will find Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. This gorgeous park boasts numerous hiking trails and rich history of ore mining in the late 1800s. 14 miles of hiking trails of all levels branch through the mountain.
Cheaha State Park is must-visit spot which totes the achievement of the highest point in Alabama with hiking trails and the most breathtaking views. It is at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and is surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. This state park has access to the Kentuck ATV Trail and offers winter hours January through March. It also offers mountain bike trails, waterfall trails, fishing, rock climbing, and a gem mine for the kids.
The national forests in Alabama offer more than 668,000 acres of public land. These areas are divided into four separate forests – Bankhead, Conecuh, Talladega and Tuskegee. Bankhead and Talladega are under an hour away from Birmingham, with Tuskegee and Conecuh being a little farther at 2 and 3 hours away respectively. The websites for these parks offer Travel Management Maps which outline areas where motor vehicles are allowed and the accessibility to different parts of the park, which is helpful for campers traveling in a rental RV from Birmingham. Bankhead offers two different mountain biking trails and numerous hiking and picnicking areas as well as areas for boating and swimming in Payne Lake. Corinth Recreation Area offers a newly built state-of-the-art campground along Lewis Smith Lake with full hookups, large pavilion areas, and a swimming beach.
Traveling in the fall? Talladega National Forests offers the Talladega Scenic Drive which is a 50-minute adventure on paved highway giving the adventurer panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains. We probably do not have to tell you that mid-September through November is the ideal time to enjoy this beauty!
RV renters, start your search for an RV in Birmingham and see what the area has to offer! You will certainly not be disappointed!