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Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail:

The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce is the coordinating office for the development of the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail, which consists of Autauga, Chambers, Chilton, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Randolph, and Tallapoosa Counties. With the completion of the development of the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail along with four other trails, the State will have completed an eight trail system covering every county in Alabama.  This is a tremendous tourism initiative which will generate continuous and sustainable visitor travel in our area.  For example, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in a 2006 study reported that 156,000 non-residents spent an average of four days and over $64 million in Alabama observing wildlife/birds.  The efforts and costs to establish this birding trail can reap huge tourism benefits.

Bend National Park is an national military park and the oldest in Alabama.  Rangers and volunteers bring history to life through living history demonstration along with self and driving tours.

Alexander City Sportsplex offers many different sporting activities as well as hosting state, regional and national athletic tournaments.  Some activities include:  Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball, City League Basketball, Alex City Youth Football, City League Youth Tennis, City League Adult Tennis, Youth Wrestling, Youth Soccer, Horseback Riding Club, Swimming, Archery and Dancing.

Also, for Seniors, the Alex City Parks and Rec offers fitness classes,Cards and Coffee Days, Night Owls Games, bowling league, noon lucheons, and various day trips.Trips in December include Calloway Gardens and Smokey Mountain Christmas. For more information, call Corley Holt at 256-329-6736, ext.25.