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Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Trail and Campground

The Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Trails, the RBC Park, and the RBC Campground has four camp sites open and many of the trails are open.  Please call Tina at 205-935-3445 for permits and more information. More camp sites will be open in a few months.

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North Alabama Birding Trail

Cypress Cove Farm located in Red Bay, Alabama, is Franklin County’s stop along the North Alabama Birding Trail. The North Alabama Birding Trail is not a “trail” in the traditional sense, but a series of mostly roadside stops throughout north Alabama selected for their birdwatching characteristics. While all of the sites can be accessed from a vehicle, many of the sites also have traditional walking trails associated with them; and a few sites contain extensive areas that are best explored by boat or canoe. Indeed, some of the best birding at many sites is achieved by exploring areas away from your vehicle!

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Kings Drive In

Drive-In movie theater in Russellville, AL open Friday thru Sunday and showing the newest releases in movies. One of only 9 drive-in movie theaters in Alabama.

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Twin Pines Country Club

Located in Russellville, Alabama, the course has a par of 71 and a course rating of 68.7.

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Redmont Recreation Club

This public course is located in Red Bay, Alabama. The course has a par of 72 and covers more than 6,500 yards.

Bay Tree Council for Performing Arts

Through the generosity of Community Spirit Bank, the plays are presented in the elegant Arts and Entertainment Center in downtown Red Bay. All the plays, including the highly popular dinner theater in February, have been well attended. The members of the BTCPA, both current and past, have nurtured a miracle into a reality. They have done so with the unbelievable strong support of sponsors, patrons, members and people who share their commitment. Now we invite you to share the good news. It is show time and with your support will be for eons to come. 

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Located in nearby Muscle Shoals, Alabama, The Shoals features two championship golf courses. The courses are part of the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

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Bear Creek Lakes

With over 10,000 acres of land available and 8,280 surface acres of water, Bear Creek Lakes in Russellville, Alabama is known for its bass fishing and abundance of outdoor recreational offerings. Comprised of four different lakes, Bear Creek Lakes include eight beaches, over 200 campsites and various other public spaces.

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Dismals Canyon

The Dismals Canyon, a privately-operated natural conservatory, was once inhabited by tribes of Native Americans. The national natural landmark has cabins, primitive camping, hiking trails, and a natural swimming area.  

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Red Bay Museum

The Red Bay Museum, which houses historical items from Red Bay and the surrounding area, includes a large section dedicated to country star Tammy Wynette, who grew up in Tremont, Mississippi near Red Bay.

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A.W. Todd Center

The A.W. Todd Center is a large community center open to all of the residents of Russellville, Alabama. The facility includes a large banquet room with room for 450 people and a display room containing memorabilia from former Alabama Agriculture Commissioner A.W. Todd’s career. The facility also includes the Senior Centre, which offers activities for Franklin County area senior adults, and a farmer’s market. For more information, contact Belinda Williams at Russellville City Hall at 256-332-6060.

Arts and Entertainment Center

This community center is located in Red Bay, Alabama and features a large banquet room, garden room and theatre. The center plays host to many community events, including business meals, receptions, Christmas parties, church dinners, seminars and more. The Bay Tree Council of Performing Arts (BTCPA) presents several plays each year in the theatre.

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The Shoals

Many of the attractions in the Shoals area, which covers Colbert and Lauderdale Counties in North Alabama, is thirty minutes from Franklin County. Area attractions include the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, W.C. Handy Home and Museum, Ivy Green (Birthplace of Helen Keller), and the Children's Museum of the Shoals. There are numerous museums, historic homes, recreational facilities and parks located in the Shoals.

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Sleepy Hollow Cabins of Red Bay

Enjoy peace in the woods just a short drive from the Shoals and only minutes from Tiffin Motor Homes. Watch for deer as you chill on the porch swing or watch the sun rise from the deck.

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Local Festivals & Events

There's always a party in Franklin County. The City of Russellville hosts "Jam on Sloss Lake" on July 4th and The Watermelon Festival each August. The City of Red Bay hosts "Founders Day" each year; and, this year they will host a Smithsonian Institute Exhibit September 14 - October 25. Other local festivals include: July Fest (Vina); Spirit of Hodges (Hodges); Phil Campbell Hoe Down and "I'm With Phil"; and Spruce Pine Day.

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