The Alabama Mountains are located up in the north-east of the state of Alabama and should not be confused with The Alabama Hills in California. These are situated east of Huntsville and north-east of the state’s largest city of Birmingham. Although not the highest mountains in America by any stretch of the imagination, nevertheless, if you choose to spend your holidays in The Alabama Mountains, you will be in a particularly scenic and tranquil part of the country. The self catering accommodation in The Alabama Mountains will likely come in the form of a cosy and comfortable cabin.
There are plenty of things to do on your holidays in The Alabama Mountains and this is the case throughout the whole year. During the main summer months, activities at your disposal includes the likes of lake swimming, fly-fishing, kayaking, nature walking and hiking, cycling and mountain biking, horse riding and rock climbing. The Cloudmont Ski Resort will kick into life during the coldest months of the year and there is even a golf course in the same neck of the woods.
You might be surprised to discover that there are numerous places to visit and attractions to see during your time in The Alabama Mountains. Within the mountain range, itself, there are many pretty waterfalls to discover as you stroll through the nature parks and preserves in the area. There are museums in the area where you can find out more about the history of this part of America and two examples are The Alabama Fan Club and Museum and Fort Payne Depot Museum. If you fancy escaping the mountains for a day or two, you might wish to consider a day trip to the cities of Huntsville and Birmingham with a myriad attractions to see in each destination.
You can expect a cooler climate than in the rest of the state of Alabama on your holidays in The Alabama Mountains. However, the temperatures and amount of snowfall are nothing like as extreme as further north in The Appalachian Mountains. Average temperatures range from around 9 degrees Celsius in January (lower in the highest mountains), to a high 31 degrees Celsius in July. Night time values can fall well below freezing in winter but there is only around 3 inches of snowfall here per year. Overall precipitation is high at 58 inches per year.
The nearest airport for your holidays in The Alabama Mountains will be located a relatively short drive south-west at Birmingham (BHM). You can use this fairly quiet airport to connect with other US cities such as Atlanta, New York and Washington, which all have flights arriving from the UK. You would need to set out from London Heathrow (LHR) for the main leg of your journey with airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airways and United Airways.