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“A great place to relax or exercise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain

Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain
Ranked #6 of 69 things to do in Huntsville
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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
Alabama
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29 reviews
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“A great place to relax or exercise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This park has a beautiful lake with a covered bridge. There is a walking path that goes all the way around the lake. There is a pavilion with picnic tables as well as many picnic tables under the trees. There is also a small chapel in the woods where many weddings are held

Visited June 2014
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“I love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

When I first moved to Huntsville from Florida I was miserable. I thought that there was nothing here, nothing to do. I missed the beauty of the ocean. But then I found Green Mountain! This trail calls to me, I love it most in the fall and winter. It calms me, excites me, it has convinced me to stay in Huntsville. I love it!

Visited June 2014
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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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37 reviews
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“A short, but beautiful nature walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We were looking for things to do in (near) Huntsville since we had already visited most of the main attractions in 2013. We found the Green Mountain nature trail right here on TripAdvisor and decided to take a look. Boy, were we glad we did! We went on a weekday (late afternoon) and the place was not busy. The caretaker was extremely friendly and talked to us for quite a while about the park and trail history. The trail is beautiful, with a covered bridge, cabin and an outdoor wedding chapel along the way. The trail goes around the lake and the complete loop is only about a mile and a half, so it's not a long hike. After the walk, we enjoyed swinging on a bench and looking out over the lake. Relaxing and enjoyable. I'm sure we'll visit again on our next trip to Huntsville.

Visited June 2014
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Huntsville, Alabama
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Serenity Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

A day spent walking this Mountain, great walk. Serenity. I know people who have gotten married at the chapel in the woods, beautiful.

Visited July 2013
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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Get back to nature”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

This is a place to go with your family or by yourself to be in a quiet place to enjoy nature. There is a park ranger station, picnic grounds, mountain lake, hiking trails, and a covered bridge. Put away your electronic gadgets (keep your camera handy) and enjoy the peace and quiet solitude of this park.

Visited May 2014
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