Still Looking for Holiday Gift Ideas?
From clothing and travel mugs to books and posters, the Outdoor Alabama Nature Store has gifts for the outdoors person in your life! To help you get started checking off your shopping list, here are a few gift ideas: singing plush birds for the kids, pewter animal pins perfect for lapels and hats, outdoors themed books, animal playing cards, and detailed bird ornaments for the tree! Visit the OA Nature Store today!
Want to give a gift that lasts year-round? Gift subscriptions to Outdoor Alabama magazine are also available at outdooralabama.com! OA magazine brings you the best of Alabama’s wildlife, natural diversity, outdoor recreation and scenic beauty. Each issue is packed with outstanding color photography and compelling features on Alabama’s great outdoors. Whether you like hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife watching, hiking or camping, you'll find something you like in each issue of Outdoor Alabama. At $8 per year; $14 for two years, or $20 for three years, this is a holiday bargain that is hard to pass up. More
Photo of the Month Extra!
Snow in Alabama? While not as frequent as in other parts of the country, it does happen. Russell Brown from Madison captured this chilly image in Athens, Ala. Russell won first place in the 2012 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest, and "Snowy Scene" was published in OA magazine's annual photo issue. From everyone at the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Outdoor Alabama magazine, Happy Holidays!
Feeling sluggish from all of that holiday excitement? Alabama State Parks can help reinvigorate you with First Day Hikes! Gulf, Oak Mountain, Monte Sano, DeSoto, Guntersville and Joe Wheeler will each host an easy hike to help you start the year off right. Visit alapark.com for more details.
In addition to the New Year's hikes, Alabama's state parks are hosting various holiday events throughout the season. Check out the Alabama State Parks' event page for more details!
Can't make one of the New Year's hikes? No worries, there are lots of other hiking/biking options including Alabama's Forever Wild properties! Click here for an interactive map of Forever Wild's hiking/biking trails.