Local Happenings Categorized: Outdoor Activities

Friends of the Locust Fork River Free Film Sunday
Oneonta, AL

America’s Amazon: The Mobile-Tensaw Delta Event Date: February 24, 2019 Time: 2:00 PM Place:  Frank Green Building 5th Ave E Oneonta AL 35121 Join the Friends of the Locust Fork River as they partner with Wallace State to screen the stunning, award-winning documentary, “America’s Amazon: The Mobile-Tensaw Delta”. The film directed by Lynn Rabren & written by Ben Raines, “takes you to a vast but hidden sanctuary — the Mobile River basin and its astonishing Mobile-Tensaw Delta —… Read more »

The Friends of the Locust Fork River Palisades Park Hike
Oneonta, AL

Palisades Park Hike, Friends of the Locust Fork River will be taking hikers to new heights!

Event Date: February 16, 2019 Time:  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Place:  Palisades Park 1225 Palisades Pkwy Oneonta AL 35121 Blount County Palisades Park offers a relaxing atmosphere with scenic views atop Ebell Mountain. Since 1973 Palisades Park has drawn and delighted visitors. The newest feature is the restored Fire Tower. When you climb the 133 steps of the Sand Mountain Lookout Fire Tower inside the park, you will see the majority of Blount County and parts of… Read more »

Friends of the Locust Fork River Monthly Clean Up Blount County, AL

Event Date: February 9, 2019 March 9, 2019 April 13, 2019 May 11, 2019 Thanks to community-friendly volunteers the Friends of the Locust Fork River are meeting to clean-up three sites of the Locust Fork River in Blount County! Every month on the second Saturday join local volunteers at one of these three meeting spots: Swann Covered Bridge at 9 am Mardis Mills Falls at 10 am At the end of Taylor Ford Rd at 10:30… Read more »

Alabama Cup Racing Series
Cleveland, AL

Alabama Cup Racing Association White Water Slalom Series (Woman navigates a rapid slalom course)

The Alabama Cup Racing Series is made up of the Locust Fork Invitational and the Mulberry Fork Canoe & Kayak Races. Racecourses consist of about 25 gates, set on class II/III rapids that are approximately one hundred yards long. They are spectator friendly with walking trails right beside them. The Locust Fork Whitewater Classic race will be replaced by Paddlefest. Paddlefest is a celebration weekend in honor of the river and the people that love… Read more »

Sedalia secures $1M grant for Katy Trail Connection Project
Press Release

The City of Sedalia in partnership with Katy Trails Sedalia, Inc. has secured a $1,000,000 grant through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources – Division of State Parks (MDNR-DSP) and its’ Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The grant will fund construction of a new section of the Katy Trail coming from Boonville Road to the Katy Depot located at 600 E. 3rd St. , Sedalia, Missouri. The trail currently utilizes a county road and city streets… Read more »