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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

The Northwest Alabama Arts Council was created in 2004 with the purpose to take over the reigns of the newly established Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF) – and one secondary purpose – to promote the arts and art education in rural Northwest Alabama.

Fayette Arts Council

The Fayette Arts Council sponsors performances throughout the year at the Civic Center, a renovated 1930 school building now privately endowed by local benefactors.

Lamar Back Street Opry House

Each Saturday night the Back Street Opry comes alive with country, folk, bluegrass, gospel music and comedy.

Pastime Theatre

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

Anytime Fitness

Franchised fitness center located in Winfield and Hamilton.

Eaves Karate

Karate Studio with locations in Fayette and Vernon

Hamilton Wellness Center

Wellness center in Hamilton, AL