Fall for the Noah Bike & Car Trail
... the trees take on reds, golds and oranges. The trail passes amid farms and forest, through friendly communities, over the Elk River and pass many community treasures.
Peak colors are expected to be mid-October to late October across Limestone County.
There are some great attractions and point of interest along the route to add to your itinerary. We've listed a few to consider for your trip below:
Piney Chapel Road
Coffman-Mitchell Park - south end of Richard Martin Rails-to-Trails
Belle Chevre Creamery Tours &
Belle Chevre Cheese Shop & Tasting Room - Downtown Elkmont
PaperTrail Antiques - Downtown Elkmont
Richard Martin Rails-to-Trails - Downtown Elkmont
Gin House BBQ - Highway 127 and Upper Fort Hampton Road
The Red Caboose Cafe -- Railroad Street in Downtown Elkmont
The Sugar Bucket - Downtown Elkmont
Candlelight Antiques -- Exit 361 on Upper Elkton Road
Fort Hampton Outfitters - kayak rental and pick-up and drop-off for the Limestone County Elk River Canoe and Kayak Trail www.FortHamptonOutfitters.com
Veto Historic Church - north end of the Richard Martin Rails-to-Trails
Christo's Dairy Delite - Salem-Minor Hill Road
Sim Corder/Harrison Mill - between West Limestone School Road and Cotton Belt Road on AL-99 Historic Marker
Elk River Mills
Sportsman's Park - Boat ramp and convenience store
Covered Bridge - Baker Hill Road
Wellness Park - corner of Hine Street and Washington Street
Downtown Athens with dining, shopping and more
Kreme Delite - corner of West Washington Street and Madison Street
Athens-Limestone Visitors Center - corner of North Beaty Street and West Market Street www.VisitAthensAL.com
Athens State University, Founders Hall, New Testament Chapel -- corner of North Beaty Street and West Pryor Street www.athens.edu
Alabama Veterans Museum - West Pryor Street next to railroad tracks
Of course, these are just highlights with lots of hidden gems along the way. The trail passes through or by historic cemeteries and churches, small communities, Civil War battle sites and other awaiting adventures.
You pick up a copy of the Noah Bike and Car Trail brochure from the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street in Athens Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM.