Chamber Staff Calhoun County Stay-cation

July 9, 2012

Calhoun County residents and visitors, what do you do on a Saturday? Well, after reading the Anniston Star’s Tourism Wrap, you are aware of just how much there is to do in your own back yard.

Don’t have enough time to get away, try a stay-cation! That is exactly what members of the Chamber Staff did.

Saturday, July 7, some of the staff, with their family and friends, met at the Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail Head. For some it was a first, but others had already visited before and knew what was in store.

For now, there are two options, a ten mile trail and a one mile trail. While the ten mile is very fun and rocky, if it is your first time or you’d like to try something a little shorter, the one mile loop is also very fun with the last .3 miles as a winding, uphill challenge.

Be conscious and courteous of other riders, and if some like to go faster, please allow them to pass.

Mountain Biking is fun for the whole family, so get out there and explore. For maps, etc. please visit http://www.neabc.org/coldwater-mountain-bike-trail-project.htm.

Don’t have a mountain bike, please visit or contact Wig’s Wheels or Fun Wheels for all your biking needs.

Wig’s Wheels- 1229 Noble Street, Anniston, 256-237-9447

Fun Wheels- 1209 Snow Street, Oxford, 256-831-9507

No, that did not take our whole day. So, what other adventures did we pursue?

We went to visit our friends at White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston, 256-231-7998. Their winery and tasting room are open on Fridays from 1-6 pm and on Saturdays from 10am-6pm.

We even received a tour of the winery and had the chance to see wines in the making. They also sell honey from the vineyards, jams, jellies, syrups, and more.

What else is there to do?

Kayak down Terrapin Creek on a beautiful summer day.

Bike or stroll down Ladiga.

Go golfing at one of our many area courses.

Visit Cheaha.

Peruse the Berman Museum or Anniston’s Museum of Natural History.

Explore Downtown Anniston and its Civil Rights Trail sights.

Venture out to Janney Furnace.

See the many historic sites of Calhoun County.

This list could go on and on, but if you’d like to know of the many other things, please stop by the Chamber to check out all the brochures and information.

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