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Activities:   Outdoors

Walking Tours & Trails

Walking Tours & Trails

Click the tabs to the left to scroll through the different walking tours and trails available in Decatur-Morgan County.

  • Point Mallard

    Historic Walking Tour

    The Old Decatur and New Albany Historic Districts, located near downtown off the southern bank of the Tennessee River, boasts the largest concentration of Victorian-era cottages and bungalows in Alabama. The two historic districts also feature houses and buildings built from the early 1800s to the present, including representations of the Colonial Revival, California Cottage, Dutch Colonial and Frank Lloyd Wright influences.

    Download a Brochure or Podcast

    Download A Walking Tour of Historic Decatur, Al Brochure

    Download a Historic Decatur Walking Tour Podcast

    Walking/driving tour brochures and maps are available at the Old State Bank (925 Bank Street NE) and the Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau (719 6th Avenue SE).
  • Civil War Walking Tour

    The Civil War Walking Tour is located in the Old Decatur and New Albany Historic Districts, just off the southern bank of the Tennessee River near downtown Decatur. Covering thirteen blocks, the self-guided walking tour chronicles events surrounding Confederate General John Bell Hood’s attempted advance across the Tennessee River, a four-day battle that took place in October of 1864.

    The tour also showcases the largest concentration of Victorian-era cottages and bungalows in Alabama. The Civil War Walking tour, part of the national Civil War Discovery Trail, begins at the Old State Bank Building (925 Bank Street NE).

    Download a Brochure or Podcast

    Download a Civil War Walking Tour Brochure

    Download the Civil War Walking Tour Podcast

    You can also pick up free walking/driving tour brochures at the Old State Bank Building and the Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau office (719 6th Avenue SE).

  • Amen Trail

    The Amen Trail is located in Decatur and throughout Morgan County. Many of the churches are at least 100 years old, on its original site, and still hold services today. This self-guided tour recognizes churches that define the heart of Decatur and Morgan County's rich and diverse cultural and spiritual heritage.

    Houses of worship cause us to pause, to reflect, and to witness the most important events in our lives: birth, marriage, and death. Each of these churches has a story to tell. One can never know a church too well, for each time one visits, one discovers new things.

    Two of the 19 churches listed on the Amen Trail are also a part of North Alabama's Hallelujah Trail, which was published in The National Geographic's Driving Tours of Appalachia.

    The Amen Trail begins at St. John's Episcopal Church (202 Gordon Dr. SE) and ends at Lacey's Springs United Methodist Church (1036 Hwy. 36, Lacey Springs).

    Download the Amen Trail Walking Tour Brochure

    You can also pick up free walking/driving tour brochures at the Old State Bank Building and the Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau office (719 6th Avenue SE).

  • Volksmarch

    The Decatur Volksmarch is a non-competitive walking route through our Historic Districts.

    Download the Volksmarch Walking Tour Brochure

    You can also pick up free walking/driving tour brochures at the Old State Bank Building and the Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau office (719 6th Avenue SE).