Gadsden, Alabama is the perfect combination of mountain scenery and Civil War history. Whether you’re staying for a few hours or a few weeks, you’ll find a plethora of activities to keep you busy during your time in Gadsden.
Located on the banks of the Coosa River, this charming Alabama town is a deep-south lovers dream destination. From its headwaters in Georgia and Tennessee, the Coosa River flows through Alabama, offering a respite from the hot summer days. It’s a hot spot for swimmers, paddlers, and those looking for a serene place to read a book or two. From Gadsden, the Coosa River continues past Lookout Mountain, through the Talladega National Forest, through Mobile and into the Gulf of Mexico.
There’s also Neely Henry Lake near the river that’s worth checking out. Formed by the Neely Henry Dam, the lake is a popular spot for locals and it offers visitors 339 miles of shoreline.
If you have time, you’ll want to swing by the Noccalula Falls Park. Beside a gorgeous waterfall, the park is also home to hiking trails that wind through Black Creek Gorge, past caves, an abandoned aboriginal fort, and derelict dam, and Civil War carvings. There’s also a petting zoo, mini golf course, and a scenic train ride.
The Northeast Alabama Regional Airport sits five miles southwest of Gadsden in Etowah County. When you land at the jet charter airport in Gadsden, you’ll be great with roughly 1,500 acres of beautiful green space and two runways. The first runway is close to 5,000 feet long and the second runway is closer to 7,000 feet. That means this airport can accommodate nearly every size of aircraft, which means you can charter anything from a turboprop to a heavy jet to Gadsden, Alabama.