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A Ghostly Time This October

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Alabama’s haunted history comes to life in October with ghost trails, storytelling festivals, haunted trolley rides and ghost walks through historical neighborhoods. Families can experience a variety of events and trails that pay homage to the state’s ghostly history. Hear ghost stories from master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham at the 31st Annual Tale Telling Festival in Selma. “A really good ghost story will leave you asking, ‘could that really be true’,” said Windham. Visitors can experience a rare moonlit tour of the famous ghost town Old Cahawba, while the new Black Belt Ghost Trail showcases dozens of haunted sites that include homes, restaurants, cemeteries and Civil War sites.

Birding the Bells Landing Park and Tallatchee Creek

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Off The Porch with Judy and Don Self Bells Landing Park is another of our favorite places to bird and critter watch. This is another site along the Alabama River that offers a variety of habitats in a compact area. It is easily birded on foot, but putt …

The Federal Road

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This trail starts in Milledgeville, Ga, with an off-shoot to Mobile through Conecuh, Clarke and Washington Counties in Alabama and ends in New Orleans. The Old Federal Road was traveled by all settlers coming out of the original 13 states around 1814 ( …

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