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“Nice for a nature walk”

Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain
Ranked #7 of 76 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Madison County Nature Trail The Madison County Nature Trail was constructed beginning in 1974 with completion in 1975. The construction was financed jointly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Madison County Commission. It has been noted that the Chairman, James Record, had a special love for nature and the environment and was instrumental in the building of the Nature Trail. The Nature Trail is a Park for all seasons containing 72 acres which rests above the surrounding communities atop Green Mountain in southeast Huntsville. The Park is open free to the public each day from 7 a.m. until 30 minutes prior to sunset, closing only on Christmas Day and New Years Day, or during inclement weather. Sky Lake which consists of 17 acres of mountain water is encompassed by a 1 ½ mile trail. Other facilities include an open air pavilion, a-frame chapel, outdoor classroom, covered bridge, picnic area and accessible restrooms. Use of the Pavilion and Chapel are provided by reservation with all other areas of the Park used on a first come first served basis. Fishing is provided for children less than 16 years of age or seniors over 60. A fishing fee is charged and fishing is allowed Monday through Friday only. Since the construction of the Nature Trail, renovations consisting of trail improvements and restroom improvements were completed in 1998. Funding was provided by a National Recreational Trails Grant provided through the Alabama Department of Economic and community Affairs. In 2012 a grant was also obtained providing for a new waterfall pump and accessories. There have also been several projects improving the facilities, many of which have been accomplished through volunteers such as Boy Scouts earning various merits up to and including Eagle Scout. The Nature Trail is funded by the Madison County Commission. It is operated by a Park Manager (Bobby Cobb), Park Maintenance Worker, and two Part Time Park Attendants. During open hours there is always one employee present for safety and security reasons. The Nature Trail is recognized as a Treasure Forest by the Alabama Forestry Commission. It is also considered a Wildlife Sanctuary. The entire Park although owned and operated by the Madison County Commission lies within the city limits of the City of Huntsville. Bobby Cobb / Park Manager
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Up on Green Mtn the trail is through the woods and around a lake. There are ducks, geese and other birds. Clean, free and about a 1.5 mile (I think) walk.

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"covered bridge"
in 62 reviews
"log cabin"
in 10 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 13 reviews
"outdoor chapel"
in 6 reviews
"easy hike"
in 7 reviews
"rocking chairs"
in 3 reviews
"free park"
in 3 reviews
"great place to take pictures"
in 2 reviews
"tree canopy"
in 2 reviews
"covered picnic area"
in 2 reviews
"wedding chapel"
in 3 reviews
"overlooking the lake"
in 3 reviews
"family photos"
in 3 reviews
"natural setting"
in 2 reviews
"nice walking"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful walk"
in 2 reviews
"never tire"
in 2 reviews

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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

I have been here several times before when I was younger and I have now took my family to go see this beautiful place. The walk was very fun we heard all kinds of birds and seen a few. The paths are very neat and clean easy to walk on and they have a wood cabin school house that my kids just loved. Plan on goin again and spending the day.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

It is a beautiful park , but be aware most cell phones do get signal so if you are geocaching make sure to print your coordinates

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Both covered and open picnic tables among the trees along the lake. Walking trail and covered bridge.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The nature trail at Green Mountain is a great place for an outdoor wedding, picnic or leisurely hike through the woods with family and friends. There is a small lake that children and sr. citizens can fish in. It's also a great place to take photographs. Many people have professional photographs made there due to the beautiful scenery.

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