Established in the 1930s, Huntsville has now become one of the state's most popular parks for hiking, with a range of walking trails for all fitness levels to pursue. Staying in Huntsville State Park cabins offers an ideal opportunity to make the most of the many hiking trails and immerse yourself in the scenic surroundings from dawn till dusk.
This scenic route with diverse shrubbery is just over 6mi and is rated as moderate for difficulty. There are numerous spots where you can relax with a picnic and enjoy the views of the lake.
This pleasant loop is 3.2mi and ideal for those seeking a more gentle hike. The minimal elevation level makes it suitable for families and those new to hiking.
This short but charming trail is just over a mile long and features a colorful array of wildflowers. Better suited to those looking for a relaxing stroll rather than a strenuous hike, it's particularly popular with bird watchers for spotting the array of wildlife that lives in the trees.
Visiting Huntsville State Park cabins provides you with easy access to the extensive range of activities available for the whole family. Education events are great for getting children interested in their natural surroundings, and swimming in the lake is the perfect way to cool off during blissful summer afternoons.
Swimming in the lake is permitted from 10am-6pm in the designated area. Take a picnic and spend relaxed afternoons along the shore and take a dip in the refreshing waters to cool off. You can also hire canoes, kayaks and paddleboats for some coastal exploration.
Bass, perch, crappie, and catfish all populate Huntsville State Park's lake, and kids will love fishing from one of the many piers that jut into the water. Be sure to maintain boats at idle speeds in a bid to keep the natural environment at its very best for all to enjoy.
The team of rangers host regular events focusing on the history of the park, as well as the numerous plants and animals that inhabit it today. Details of the talks, classes and immersive experiences on offer can be found on the park's social media pages. Booking in advance is advised for large groups.