For those who enjoy the great outdoors, our rolling hills are perfect for hiking, biking, bird watching, camping, hunting, and fishing. Each county has a public fishing lake and the hunting, especially deer hunting, has been named the best in the state in terms of herd size and trophy bucks. Our multiple streams and rivers are ideal for kayaks and canoes, while Smith Lake and the Bear Creek Lakes offer additional boating options nearby, for larger boats and waterskiing/wakeboarding.
Our residents fully embrace our four distinct seasons of crisp autumns, chilly winters, breezy warm springs, and hot summers.
Use the directory below to explore our many fun things to do in the outdoors, the arts community, exploring museums, and at our parks and fitness amenities.
Northwest Regional Arts Council
Fayette Arts Council
Lamar Back Street Opry House
Each Saturday night the Back Street Opry comes alive with country, folk, bluegrass, gospel music and comedy.
This 1937 theatre plays hosts to numerous regional acts throughout the year.
Fayette Art Museum
This museum features a permanent art display and is located in the Fayette Civic Center.
Fayette Historical Depot Museum
Displays at this museum vary from trains to Civil War memorabilia.
Coal Miners Museum
Housed in Brilliant’s early-1800s train depot located in Brilliant City Park, the Coal Miner Museum features artifacts from the town’s coal mining history.
Bankhead National Forest
Located northeast of the tri-county area, this national forest spans across 180,000 acres with many outdoor activities available.
Fayette Aquatic Center
Water park in Fayette, AL
Guin Hayden Riley Park
This park includes a six ball fields, two playgrounds, and other sports
Guin Water Park
Water park in Guin, AL
Twin Oaks Park
Newly built park in Twin, AL
Upper Bear Creek Reservoir
Part of the Bear Creek Lakes System, this reservoir offers fishing (especially bass), camping, canoeing, and more.
Hamilton City Park & Splash Pad
Park and splash pad in Hamilton, AL
American Health & Fitness
Fitness Center with locations in Winfield and Fayette.
Northwest Wellness Center
Medical center in Winfield, AL
Franchised fitness center located in Winfield and Hamilton.
Karate Studio with locations in Fayette and Vernon
Hamilton Wellness Center
Wellness center in Hamilton, AL