Mentone, AL

DeSoto State Park

DSP offers lots of activities & events throughout the year as well as zip lines, hiking, biking, swimming pool (seasonal) playground, picnic areas, yoga, & also a country store. Visit their website for all info including trail maps, event calendars & info on camp gear rental.

Cloudmont Ski Resort

As unique as Lookout Mountain itself. Since 1970, advanced snowmaking equipment and patient professional instruction have provided Cloudmont’s ski expansion to include two one-thousand foot, beginner-intermediate slopes. Two “pony lifts” take skiers to the top of the slopes that have an elevation of 1,800 feet and a vertical rise of 150 feet. Seasonal only, visit their website for up to date info.

SG Horse Ranch

Offering daily trail rides, weather permitting. Call ahead to make your reservation and check pricing.

Little Mole Run Golf Course

Peaceful, quiet, and relaxing. 18 hole, PAR 71 course. All gas carts, clubhouse, picnic pavilion.

True Adventure Sports

A full-scale outfitter offering: Adventures for you, your family, or your group. They do it all!

CCC Museum

People of all ages can enjoy a truly unique experience by taking a step back in time to learn about this Depression-era program that developed DeSoto State Park and other parks all over the U.S.A. Admission is free, with donations accepted. Saturdays from 12 to 4. March to November.

Sallie Howard Chapel

Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel rests on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone. It was built by Colonel Milford Howard as a memorial to his first wife. He’d secretly hoped to reproduce a church he and Sallie had visited on their trip to Europe and one of his last accomplishments was raising enough money and materials to build this memorial. Services are conducted each Sunday in the chapel and it’s also a popular place for weddings. Guests are encouraged to “come as you are”.

Discover Lookout Mountain Calendar of Events

Check out this online calendar for events happening in the area.

Mentone Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday 10 to 1 in front of the Mentone Inn (the flashing light at the top of HWY 117. Fresh veggies, bread, eggs, and meats.

Fort Payne, AL

Green Axes

We are excited to bring fun and entertainment to the heart of Fort Payne, AL. We offer indoor axe throwing sessions for individuals and group gatherings. We promise once you throw your first axe and it sticks, you will be hooked! Located in downtown Fort Payne on Mainstreet.

Third Saturday Sunset Cruise-In

Downtown is blocked off & features over 200+ classic cars and trucks on display, live music, and food vendors. Downtown Fort Payne on Mainstreet. March-September.

The Alabama Fan Club & Museum

Visit the newly remodeled, state-of-the-art museum, featuring over 50 years of music memorabilia. From the early days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to the Country Music Hall of Fame, people of all ages enjoy this experience the story of ALABAMA’s history. Our museum includes many personal items, videos, pictures, awards, and gifts from other artists, never before seen in public until now. Alabama headquarters is located in Fort Payne, AL at 101 Glenn Boulevard SW near the intersection of State Hwy 35 & U.S. Hwy. 11 and less than a mile off I-59, Exit 218.

Boom Town Maker’s Market

Curated collection of beautifully crafted LOCAL jewelry, gourmet food, pottery, hand-blown glass, sculpture, furniture, and clothing. Located in downtown Fort Payne on Mainstreet.

Peddlers, Inc

Vintage gift shop, located in the foothills of Lookout Mountain. Visit us for collectibles, vintage treasures, unique, decorative gifts. They have upcycled pieces & some of the cutest seasonal pieces too!

Myrtle Jane’s

Small town Vintage & Antique Marketplace featuring over 40 booths full of unique vintage and home decor items in an environment similar to your home.

Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain

Non-profit 501-c-3 Wild Animal Preserve and Environmental Educational Center, home to over 160 animals including tigers, mountain lions, African lions, bears, wolves, black leopards, and so many more wonderful animals. As a last-stop preserve, the animals that come to live with us remain here for the rest of their lives. Located on 140 acres in Dekalb County, Alabama, Untamed Mountain, home of Tigers for Tomorrow, is open to the public as a premier wild animal park and preserve, and family recreational destination, providing environmental educational programming to the community and tourists of North Alabama. Our Mission is to uphold the highest standards of care and respect for native and exotic animals in need of secure and permanent homes. Less than a 30 min drive from downtown Fort Payne & well worth the drive!

Orbix Hot Glass

Blow your own glass ornament. Classes held regularly, call for class times & prices. Really cool place & a gorgeous drive there too!

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians. You can view the falls from either the pedestrian walkway on the GE Hill Bridge or by walking down a boardwalk with minimal stairs. Great parking and picnic tables there too.

Little Falls (formerly known as Martha’s Falls)

This mini-waterfall, formed by water cascading over a sandstone ledge the width of the river, is a favorite swimming spot in the summer. Access to Little Falls can be had from the paved Little River Falls parking lot on Highway 35. The Little Falls Trail is a .75 mile hike which leads to 137 stone stairs down into the canyon to the river.

Little River Canyon Center

Little River Canyon Center is a state-of-the-art education facility with free HD theater, info, gift shop, and trails. Please call ahead for hours and/or appointment.

Little River Canyon Rim Parkway (Scenic Drive)

23 miles, 8 overlooks, 4 trails, 1 unique rock formation, and a thousand memories ready to be made! Connecting Little River Falls and Canyon Mouth Park, the Little River Canyon Rim Parkway grants visitors the opportunity to take in the beauty of the canyon from the west rim, and the challenge of hiking down into the canyon to the river below. Travel time from the Little River Canyon Center to Canyon Mouth Park along the Little River Canyon Rim Parkway takes approximately 45 minutes (without stopping at overlooks) – the 11 miles from Eberhart Point to Canyon Mouth Park is steep and windy in areas and impassable to trailers and RVs.

Graces High Falls (seasonal waterfall)

At 133′ high, Graces High Falls is the tallest waterfall in Alabama. This waterfall is dependent on rainfall and does not flow year-round. Graces High Falls Overlook features a viewing platform on Little River Canyon Rim Parkway.

Blue Hole

A wonderful swimming hole located on AL Highway 35 just 1/4 mile east of Little River Falls. This spot is perfect for families with young children or new swimmers, featuring calm, easy flowing waters, and is close to the parking lot. A small parking lot limits crowding at this location. Future improvements will include picnic benches and fixed-in-place charcoal grills for visitor use.* On late spring and summer weekends, the Blue Hole parking lot often is full by 11 a.m. (CST) and park staff will close the lot until spaces become available. Have a backup plan in case this area is inaccessible due to a full parking lot.*

Wildlife Management Area

The backcountry of Little River Canyon National Preserve is a landscape of rolling hills and dense woodlands, where Little River runs calm and wildlife abounds. The 23 miles of road in the Wildlife Management Area are open to 4 wheel drive vehicles, horseback riders, bicyclist, and hikers, and is popular for kayaks and canoes during the wetter months. The backcountry is accessible by a series of numbered roads off Cherokee County Road 103, DeKalb County Road 295, Oakhill Road, and Dunn Road. 4 wheel drive vehicles are required to traverse many of the backcountry roads in the Wildlife Management Area.* Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) such as ATVs, UTVs, and non-street legal dirt bikes are not allowed on any road at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

Discover Lookout Mountain Calendar of Events

Check out this online calendar for events happening in the area.

Hiking in Little River Canyon

Little River Canyon features over 26 miles of trail, from serene river-side hikes to steep, strenuous trails leading down the canyon to the river below. Jacksonville State University also offers the Path To Learning Trail, a gentle stroll through the woods behind the Canyon Center. Stop by the information desk at the Little River Canyon Center for suggestions for your hike.