Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail

From the forested hills of the ridge and valley region to the rich pastures and farmlands of its river-carved valleys, the Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail provides a wide diversity of habitats for birds, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and area endemics like the brown-headed nuthatch and an exciting list of migrants and year-round residents.

Hwy 411 Drive-In

Enjoy a classic cinema experience seeing all new-release movies from the comfort of your car at the 411 Twin Drive-In Theatre & Grill between Centre and Leesburg. The theater is open year-round Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and seven nights a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Cherokee Historical Museum

There’s much to discover and hands-on learning here amid thousands of items from Cherokee County’s past and exhibits about trains, steamboats, cannons, quilts, football heroes, and more.

Cherokee Pines Golf Club

The club features a semi-private, par 71 golf course located in Centre available to rent for private tournaments. The challenging layout measures 6,028 yards from the tips, with a course rating of 68.4.

Cherokee Rock Village

Rock climbers flock to this 300-acre park in Sand Rock that features boulders of limestone and quartz rising 200 feet and measuring 70 feet wide in places. Native Americans lived in the area from 8000 B.C. to the Cherokee Indian Removal in 1838. The park has natural arches, mountain springs, and walking trails.

Congo Nature Preserve

Congo Nature Preserve is a permit-access-only natural area developed to protect area lands along the canyon within Congo, Alabama, a recently discovered, lost historical community from the late 1800s.

Duke’s Alley

Duke’s Alley is a fun family place to bowl, play arcades, hold birthday parties, and special events.  Eat in or dine out.  

Indian Mountain ATV Park

Not only can you enjoy ATV and OHV trail riding, but camping, fishing, and hiking at Indian Mountain ATV Park, which stretches over 4,700 acres in the Piedmont, Rock Run area.

Appalachian Highlands Birding Trail

Little River Canyon National Preserve

A mountain-top river plunges into this surprising nature sanctuary. The Little River is one of the nation’s longest rivers that forms and flows for most of its length atop a mountain, beginning at 1,900 feet above sea level on Lookout Mountain, plunging off the Cumberland Plateau at the head of the canyon, and ending up at 650 feet above sea level at Weiss Lake. Popular spots are the Waterfalls on Hwy 35 and Martha’s Falls (Hippie Hole), known for its swimming area.

Weiss Lake – Weiss Lake Improvement Association 

WLIA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that  works to maintain, protect, and enhance the quality of Weiss Lake, its fisheries and
environment for today’s and future generations to enjoy.  Their projects include Crappie and Bass re-stocking, habitat enhancement, cleanup campaigns, water testing and education programs.  In the spring of the year (February – April ) they sponsor a 

 Crappie Rodeo with 1,001 tagged Crappie valued at over $110,350 in cash and prizes 

1. All tagged fish must be checked-in alive and with the tag in place.

                  DO NOT REMOVE TAG!

2. You must have in possession a current Crappie Rodeo Badge at the time of the catch.  Awards & prizes are NOT transferrable.

3. All fish must be caught with pole or rod & reel during tournament time.

4. You must obey all AL State Fish & Game Laws.

5. You must be willing to take a polygraph test if requested by Tournament Director.

6. All decisions of Tournament Director are final. 

Weiss Lake Improvement Association 

PO Box 565

Centre, AL  35960


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