The Guide:

 

 

The Lower Cahaba Historic & Recreational Corridor

The 190-mile long Cahaba River is Alabama’s longest free-flowing river and one of the most biologically diverse rivers in the United States.  More than one million people live within and depend upon the Cahaba River watershed for their water. Use the menus above and to the left or our map to find attractions along the river.

The region surrounding the lower Cahaba River contains some of the most diverse resources anywhere in the world: from the 135 species of fish and extraordinary beauty of the Cahaba Lily, the historic relics of iron production and the Civil War, to the cradle of the civil rights movement and Alabama's first and long abandoned capital city.

Brierfield ParkOpportunities for birdwatching, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking and hunting abound. But there are also opportunities for the dedicated antique shopper, the history buff and for those who simply want to step away from the fast-paced world and see Alabama from a whole new perspective. Come and join us along one of Alabama's special places today!

Read on to find unique places to eat, places to stay (from spectacular Bed & Breakfasts to economicial hotels and campgrounds), regional events throughout the year and, of course, the many wonderful attractions found throughout the area.