Cheaha State Park

Cheaha State Park

19644 Alabama 281
Delta, Alabama 36258
Phone: (256) 488-5111

Just twenty miles from Anniston, Cheaha State Park, the highest point of Alabama, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts or those just wanting to catch a breathtaking sunset. With its trails and climbs, and swimming, the park has it all, including hotel accommodations.

Chief Ladiga Trail

Chief Ladiga Trail

Chief Ladiga Trail
Piedmont, Alabama 36272

Anniston/Weaver/Jacksonville/Piedmont

The Chief Ladiga Trail currently runs 32.5 miles from the Alabama/Georgia line into the City of Anniston. As Alabama’s first Rails to Trails project, this paved recreational trail follows the former Seaboard/CSX Railroad and connects to Georgia’s 63 mile Silver Comet Trail, making Ladiga part of the longest paved rail trail in the U.S. for walkers, bikers, skaters, strollers and more.

Choccolocco Park

Choccolocco Park

Leon Smith Parkway
Oxford, Alabama 36203
Phone: 256) 342-0174

This sports and recreation venue hosts athletic events and features water and natural resources, picnic pavilions, walking and biking trails, and a Boundless Playground.

Cider Ridge Golf Course

Cider Ridge Golf Course

200 Apple Blossom Way
Oxford, Alabama 36203
Phone: 256-831-7222

This 18 hole par 72 course is quite mountainous and challenging with is terrain. The breathtaking views and scenery provide a beautiful backdrop to each round.

Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail

Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail

Alabama 202
Anniston, Alabama

Located on 4000 acres of Coldwater Mountain in Anniston, this brand-new trail offers both 1.5 mile beginner loops, for riders of any level, and a 10 mile Blue Loop for intermediate riders. The trail is open to hikers and runners as well. Currently, more than 25 miles of trails have been built under the supervision of IMBA Trail Solutions, with more than 75 miles of trails scheduled to be built. For more information, visit www.neaba.net.

Freedom Rider National Monument & the Civil Rights Trail

Freedom Rider National Monument & the Civil Rights Trail


Anniston, Alabama

In Downtown Anniston, visitors can take a walking tour with the Civil Rights Trail through Anniston. At 1031 Gurnee Avenue and along Hwy 202, visitors will find the sites of the brand new Freedom Riders National Monument. Then, on the corner of 9th and Noble, another mural and panels recap the events of 1961, depicting the history of Calhoun County during the Civil Rights movement.

Janney Furnace Civil War & Native American Museum

Janney Furnace Civil War & Native American Museum

145 Janney Road
Ohatchee, Alabama 36271
Phone: 256-892-5198

This Civil War Era Furnace was constructed in 1863 using 200 slaves as labor but was burned by Union troops destroying the shacks that were built for work and damaging parts of the brick chimneys. Each spring, they host the Battle of Ten Islands Reenactment. Their Confederate and Native American Museum is now open to the public 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Tuesday through Friday and 12 to 5 P.M. on Saturdays.

Oxford Lake and Coldwater Covered Bridge

Oxford Lake and Coldwater Covered Bridge


Oxford, Alabama 36203
Phone: 256-831-2660

Stretch your legs on this paved and gravel track around the lake or spread out a picnic for the whole family, while the kids play on the adventure park playground. This area also houses tennis courts, a swimming pool, baseball complex, indoor basketball courts, a newly renovated and expanded civic center space and more. It is also home to one of Alabama’s oldest remaining covered bridges, moved from Coldwater Creek to Oxford Lake and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Talladega Superspeedway and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame

Talladega Superspeedway and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame

3018 Speedway Boulevard
Lincoln, Alabama 35096
Phone: 256-362-5002

Visit the fastest closed track in the world with records exceeding 200 miles per hour. The museum showcases vehicles that have set world records, antique automobiles, speed boats, planes, and more. They are open daily from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

800 Museum Dr Lagarde Park
Anniston, Alabama 36205
Phone: 256-237-6766

Explore the wilds of Africa, the wonders of the North American wilderness, and the mysteries of 2,300 year old Egyptian Mummies in the Anniston Museum of Natural History. More than 2,000 natural history items are on display, and children can get hands on experience with nature in the discovery room and animal shows.

Berman Museum of World History

Berman Museum of World History

840 Museum Dr
Anniston, Alabama 36206
Phone: (256) 237-6261

See Colonel Berman’s incredible and fascinating collection of weapons, like a flute that shoots, and thousands of objects like bronzes by Remington and Russell, Asian Art, Winchesters, Civil War artifacts, and a Greek helmet, more than 2,000 years old.