Top Outdoor Recreation Ideas in Birmingham This Summer

May 19, 2023

Birmingham in the summer means attending outdoor festivals and farmer’s markets, seeing fireworks light up the sky during the 4th of July, and enjoying all the outdoor recreation the city has to offer. We know you love lounging in your beautiful home and relaxing after a long day, but now is the time to hit the trails, cruise on the water, and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

Birmingham has plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, including parks, trails, and other attractions near your home at The Grand. One of the most popular sites is Red Mountain Park, which is less than a 5-minute drive from the community. This incredible park is a great place for hiking, running, and mountain biking. The park offers over 16 miles of hiking trails featuring two city overlooks, three amazing tree houses, and the 6-acre off-leash Remy’s Dog Park!

It’s the perfect place to bring the entire family out for a day of fun. Having a newly built community like The Grand only 1.8 miles away from an amazing park is a perk you don’t want to miss out on! Here are some other ideas for outdoor activities in Birmingham you can do all summer long.

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Things To Do for Outdoor Entertainment Near The Grand

Take a stroll through Railroad Park – Let’s lounge in “Birmingham’s Living Room!” This downtown park features a lake, walking trails, playgrounds, outdoor concerts, and cultural events. This park also connects Downtown Birmingham with Southside and UAB’s campus so a vibrant crowd is always present.  

Explore Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve – Their slogan says it all, “The mountain is calling.” This nature preserve has over 14 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic views that are great for an afternoon of sunbathing or a fitness adventure in the woods.

Walk or bike the Rotary Trail – Completed in 2015, this award-winning trail connects Railroad Park to Sloss Furnaces and offers a unique perspective of Birmingham’s history and industry. 

Visit Oak Mountain State Park – This is Alabama’s largest state park and offers hiking trails, fishing, camping, and a golf course. Mountain biking is popular here and the park’s beautiful waterfalls offer the best scenery.  

Go kayaking or canoeing on the Cahaba River – This scenic river is great for paddling or taking a swim on a sunny day. The Cahaba River Society also offers supplies (canoes, paddles, life jackets) and guided tours. 

Play disc golf at George Ward Park – This park has an 18-hole disc golf course, as well as a playground and picnic areas. There are several tournaments and community events planned for this summer so you can be a spectator or a player. Come join the fun! 

These are just a few of the many outdoor recreation opportunities available in Birmingham and it’s all just a short drive away from The Grand, our newest community from the high $300’s! The homes here feature 7 of our modern farmhouse and craftsman-style floor plans, ranging from 1-2 stories with 3-4 bedrooms, 2 car garages, and 2-3 baths.

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When you buy a Tower Home, you also have the option to customize your dream space in our state-of-the-art design studio. We use the best premium materials, custom colors, and designer finishes so you are not only proud of your new dream home, but love coming back to it after a long day of outdoor recreation in the community. 

Are you ready to live at The Grand? Visit our beautifully designed model home and contact one of our agents today!

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