Hamilton Alabama Attractions
Located in northern Alabama, almost in the center of Marion County, you will find the growing community of Hamilton Alabama. Our highways and business are developing, but we are still retaining our small town charm. While visiting here you can take advantage of the Bear Creek Canoeing Run as well as our lakes, parks, theater and arts.
The history of the area is fascinating. Hamilton is located along the historic passage known as "Military Road". Volunteer soldiers returning north to their homes in Tennessee, after victory over the British at New Orleans in 1815, carved this road out of the wilderness as a short-cut between New Orleans and Nashville. A bike and hiking trail is underway to commemorate the time-honored road's turn in United States history.
Also nearby is Jerry Brown Pottery, a nationally known attraction and home to Jerry Brown, a local potter whose hand-made creations are on display at the Smithsonian. Jerry and his wife, Sandra, run a small family operation where he still uses a mule to power the clay mill.
Whether you're coming for the history, the canoeing or the pottery, you're certain to enjoy Hamilton and all it has to offer.
Sam R. Murphy Wildlife Management Area • 3.0 miles
Located in Lamar and Marion Counties near Guin. 25,150 acres; big game and small game.
Jerry Brown Pottery • 6.3 miles
Jerry Brown Pottery in Hamilton, Alabama has been offering quality pottery for nine generations. Jerry, with the faithful help of his mule, Blue, grinds and mixes the clay the old-world way...by mule-power. Every piece is authentically made by this 1992 Smithsonian Heritage Fellowship winner and 2003 Alabama Folk Heritage Recipient, and you can find his work in museums, folk-art galleries, and our Nations Museum of History, in Washington, D.C.
Bear Creek Canoe Run • 9.5 miles
Spend the day canoeing on 26 miles of fun at Bear Creek Floatway, a public-access creek in northwest Alabama. You can enjoy scenic waterfalls, sandy beaches and more.
Phone: (205) 993-4459
Pikeville Country Club • 10.0 miles
Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Northwest Alabama, Pikeville Country Club offers everything expected in the traditions of Alabama golf. Our 18 hole course is nestled in the wild, with oak and pine covered views that take your breath away. Situated halfway between Hamilton and Guin, Alabama on US Hwy. 278 / US 43.
Guin Waterpark • 16.0 miles
The Guin WaterPark promotes clean family fun and is popular with church groups, ball teams, birthday parties, day-camps, family outings, and individuals just looking for a fun way to stay cool on a hot summer day. The park consists of a new splashpad, and our raintree, baby pool, swimming pool, concession stand, and picnic area. The WaterPark is surrounded by tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds, a walking trail, pavilions, picnic areas, a sand volley-ball court, and softball fields. A free fireworks show is also held each July 4th beginning at sundown. The WaterPark is open daily Memorial Day weekend through mid-August.
Dismals Canyon • 18.7 miles
Intentionally private, Dismals Canyon - in keeping with its pristine surroundings - offers a quiet and unspoiled oasis in Alabama’s last secret hiding place. A secluded wilderness filled with natural phenomena tucked deep within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. As one of the finest examples of the ecological and geological features composing our Nation's Natural History - Dismals Canyon was designated a "National Natural Landmark" in 1975 by the National Park Service - one of only 587 in the United States and its territories.
Natural Bridge • 23.6 miles
Natural Bridge is a town at the southwest edge of Winston County, Alabama located around the intersection of Highway 278 and County Road 13. The population was 28 at the 2000 census. The town is notable for the nearby rock arch, also named Natural Bridge, the longest natural bridge east of the Rockies, spanning over 127 ft, which has public access. Natural Bridge Park features hiking trails and unspoiled natural beauty for nature enthusiasts.
Phone: (205) 486-5330
Bankhead National Forest • 38.5 miles
There are six recreation areas scattered about the Bankhead National Forest and visitors will find that each area has its own personality and with the changing seasons, even that personality will change. There are facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and swimming and all facilities are designed with forest users in mind.
Phone: (205) 489-5111
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