4 Fall Walks and Hikes to Take Around the Shoals
Foliage in northwestern Alabama peaks in early November, bringing cool, sunny days perfect for strolling. Check out our list to get in full leaf-peeping mode.
5 Spots to Shop for Fresh Produce in the Shoals
Publix and Foodland have a place, but when you want fresh-from-the-farm offerings and one-of-a-kind treats, head to one of these local favorites instead.
Meet a Local: Stacey Hamner, Reclaimed Spirit
Owner of two home and gift boutiques in Florence, this creative entrepreneur shares her favorites around town and why the Shoals is ideal for families.
5 Barbecue Joints to Feed Your Soul in the Shoals
Pulled pork, hot slaw, white BBQ sauce—if you’ve ever wondered what Alabama barbecue was all about, step into one of these lunch spots for an education.
First Look: Renew, a New Breed of PT Clinics
Two PTs bring a modern aesthetic and techniques to a new physical therapy clinic for those with orthopedic injuries, pain or mobility issues, plus athletes.
4 Spots in the Shoals to Visit If You Love Wine
Northern Alabama’s hot climate isn’t conducive to growing grapes, but these shops around town are pros at sourcing amazing wines from around the world.
First Look: All The Best, a Snacks and Record Shop
A new corner store adds grab-and-go sandwiches and snacks, drip coffee and a curated record selection to a light-filled space in downtown Florence.

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