Gadsden, Alabama | Visitors Guide
Gadsden, AL, ideally-situated in northeast Alabama along the Coosa River and at the foot of Lookout Mountain, is full of outdoor fun. View majestic Noccalula Falls, mountain bike the Black Creek Trails, fight spotted-bass on Neely Henry Lake, or go for a birdie at Twin Bridges or Silver Lakes golf courses. Festivals like the Alabama Chocolate Festival, Riverfest Music Festival, First Friday celebrations in historic downtown Gadsden, and the World’s Longest Yard Sale will keep you outside with all the fun you desire. Gadsden is convenient to Atlanta, Chattanooga, Huntsville, and Birmingham,
Noccalula Falls Park and Campground offers fun for the whole family, with a train ride around the park, mini-golf, botanical gardens, pioneer village petting zoo, hiking, and mountain biking trails. The campground has full hook-ups and primitive camping, a swimming pool, laundry and meeting space. The 90-foot waterfall was named for an Indian Princess Noccalula who legend has it jumped to her death at the Falls rather than have to marry an Indian Brave she did not love.
The Black Creek Trail system is made up of almost 7 miles of hiking, walking, and mountain bike trails bordering the Falls and the Black Creek Gorge. From easy, flowing, wide paths to windy, hilly, narrow paths, these trails will give various levels of hikers and bikers the challenge they are looking for.
| Gadsden, Alabama | Black Creek Trails|
Coosa Landing in downtown Gadsden on Neely Henry Lake offers a bait and tackle shop along with large boat ramp, floating piers, boardwalk for bank fishing and parking for over 100 rigs. Neely Henry Lake offers over 11,000 acres of fishing along it’s 77 mile length and borders the communities of Hokes Bluff, Glencoe, Gadsden, Rainbow City, and Southside.
| Gadsden, Alabama | Coosa Bridge|
Twin Bridges Golf Course is set hard by the Coosa River and features stunning views of the river. The par 72, 6,800 yard design by Gene Bates will delight and challenge all skill levels. Twin Bridges was named “Best New Affordable Public Golf Course” by Golf Digest Magazine. Silver Lakes, located just outside Gadsden, is part of the acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Featuring 3 Championship nines (27 holes) and a 9-hole Short course, Silver Lakes is set on rolling terrain at the edge of the Talladega National Forest.