5 best places to experience spring in Huntsville

Huntsville Botanical Garden tree blooming
A peaceful stroll through vibrant gardens is the perfect way to kick off spring in Huntsville. (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

We may dipping into some cooler temperatures this week, but I see visions of flowering blooms in my head.

So if you’re like me and excited for spring, check out the best places to experience the blooming season in Huntsville.

1. Big Spring Park East

Big spring park east in Huntsville
What’s your favorite activity to do in Big Spring Park East? (City of Huntsville / Facebook)

Everyone knows about Big Spring International Park, but Big Spring Park East is a lesser known, tucked-away gem.

It’s the ideal getaway to enjoy a walk, read a book and witness the inauguration of spring in Huntsville.

Where: 201 Church Street, Huntsville, AL 35801 United States

2. Flint River Greenway

Flint River Greenway
Imagine cracking open a good book beside that view. (Dennis Foster / Facebook)

If you’re an avid walker or biker, you can’t go wrong with experiencing spring in Huntsville at Flint River Greenway.

The paved trail spans 5 miles and flows along the scenic Flint River.

Where: 7153, SE Old 431 Hwy, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

3. North Alabama Japanese Garden at Monte Sano Park

North Alabama Japanese Garden—a great place to experience spring in Huntsville
The Japanese Garden is a great place to view both foreign and native blooms this spring in Huntsville. (North Alabama Japanese Garden / Facebook)

If you’re a bird watcher, you’ll love visiting the North Alabama Japanese Garden and observing the amazing wildlife.

The garden also features Japanese Maples and native azaleas, so it’s a wonderful place to see a variety of blooms.

Where: 5150-5174 Nolen Ave SE, Huntsville, AL 35801

4. Green Mountain Nature Trail

Green Mountain Nature Preserve
I can’t wait until everything looks this green again. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

Green Mountain Nature Preserve showcases unparalleled vistas of stunning waterfalls and streams.

The 5 miles of paths feature various landscapes, making it the ideal place to take in distinct spring settings.

Where: 13800 South Shawdee Road, Huntsville, AL 35803

5. Huntsville Botanical Garden

Huntsville Botanical Garden spring vibes
When I see blooms at the Botanical Garden, I know spring in Huntsville has begun. (Huntsville Botanical Garden / Facebook)

This one might be a bit on the nose, but the spring season is not complete without spending a day (or days) at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Plus, with ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN running through August, you’ll have extra sights to take in this season.

Where: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805

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Lacey Spear
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