The Southeastern United States is an outdoor lover’s dream if you know where to look. My daughter recently moved in for Santa Cruz, California, and asked what cool outdoor adventures are near Huntsville. I started rattling off my bucket list of places that were less than a day’s ride away, and she stopped me in my tracks. She wanted a color-coded map so she could follow along.
My first thought was pfft – kids, but I am kind of a softy, so I put together the map per her request. Suddenly, a magic window opened up, and she started asking questions and planning trips. I thought I was onto something, so I thought I would share it with all of you. The list has hiking, biking, diving, caving, and paddling trips with enough information to know why it made the list. I hope you enjoy it as much as kiddo did, and maybe it will inspire you to take one or two of these trips yourself.