Dismals Canyon — just a short drive from Birmingham If you love to hike, one of the best hikes is in northwest Alabama. Dismals Canyon is privately owned and located in Phil Campbell, only about an hour and a half drive from Birmingham. The area was designated a “national nature landmark” in 1975. It spreads 85 acres and is definitely one of the most amazing natural areas in our state. The hike also features two waterfalls along with hidden chambers and small caverns for those who also enjoy exploring caves. Appreciate the gift of nature As a young child, my …
The formations in Antelope Canyon, a magnificent slot canyon just east of Page in Arizona, are a photographer’s dream. Take an Antelope Canyon Tour with tall swirling walls. It’s a monumental sandstone sculpture all by itself. The canyon appears like something from another world, with its wave-like structures as the light beams shine down into the openings of the canyon.
There are five national parks in Utah, including Bryce Canyon National Park. To see them all takes planning, but you can see Bryce Canyon in one day on the Bryce Canyon Shuttle.
Cross over the Mackinac Island Bridge to another place in time. Remember the movie from 1980 entitled “Somewhere in Time”? The movie was filmed on Mackinac Island because the island still remains as it did in days gone by, the early 1900s, before televisions, computers, or cell phones — when life was simple, without the interruptions we have today. Read about the top things to do on Mackinac Island.