Whether you’re looking to take in a game or cool off with a trip down a waterslide, Madison and Morgan counties offer numerous recreational opportunities.
This region proffers some of the best golf courses in Alabama. A variety of public and country club courses are available in Madison County, including the Becky Peirce Municipal Golf Course and the Huntsville Country Club. For a bit more seclusion, golfers can choose to go just over the mountain at Hampton Cove, part of the storied Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Morgan County rolls out some of the area’s best greens at the Point Mallard Golf Course, Decatur Country Club and Burningtree Country Club. For a full list of public and private courses in northern Alabama, visit www.northalabama.org/explore/golf.
700 Monroe St.
Huntsville, AL 35801 256-518-6160
Get ready to cheer for a face-off at the Von Braun Center downtown. Established in 2004, the Havoc, a pro ice hockey team in the Southern Professional Hockey League, has been drawing thousands of fans to its matches each season.
357 Hegia Burrow Road SE
Huntsville, AL 35803 256-679-5156
The Huntsville Speedway is a quarter-mile track in south Huntsville that holds races for stock and modified cars. Many racing legends, including Richard Petty, had early career wins on this track.
Madison County Lake
2501 County Lake Road
Gurley, AL 35748 256-776-4905
Located 11 miles east of Huntsville in Gurley, Alabama, this 105-acre lake features largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie and rainbow trout.
Madison County Green Mountain
5000 Nature Trail Road
Huntsville, AL 35803 256-883-9501
A mood of quiet tranquility envelops you as you enter the 72-acre park atop Green Mountain in southeast Huntsville. Enjoy the escape from urban life with a 1.5-mile walking trail, pavilion, chapel, outdoor classroom, picnic tables, covered bridge and accessible restrooms. The state’s largest and oldest Champion Winged Elm Tree stands tall along the trail. The park is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 30 minutes prior to sunset.
2150 Leeman Ferry Circle SW
Huntsville, AL 35801 256-880-6599
This fun park for the whole family includes a water park, two adventure golf courses, a go-kart track, carnival rides, batting cages, bumper cars and more.