5 Things to do in Lake Guntersville Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend at Lake Guntersville brings lots of smiles, fun times and the best memories to look back on! Whether you get in the water or not, we got a few things for you to add to your list of ‘To-Dos’ this weekend.
Rent a Boat
If you have your boating license, rent a boat to explore the 69,000 acres we call Lake Guntersville. You can cruise up and down the waterway to see some historical sites like Painted Bluff, Hambrick Bat Cave or the Light House. Look out for beautiful wildlife like bald eagles, herons, catfish and bass, and even some deer along the shoreline. You can find a holler to anchor to take several minutes swimming in the water. Pack a cooler of sandwiches, drinks and snacks for the day, too. There are several places around Lake Guntersville that rent boats for 3 hours or all day. Click here to check them out.
Float at Sand Mountain Outdoor Water Park
Sand Mountain Park’s Outdoor Water Park opens May 28 for the summer season. The park, which opened last year, has two large water slides that twist and turn into a small pool. You can float down the lazy river making a chain with your friends. Swim in the vortex pool or play a game in the pool with the built-in volleyball net and basketball goal. Your kids will love the outdoor splash pad connected to the rest of the amenities. Grab one of the sunbathing chairs and relax to soak up all of the Vitamin D. The Outdoor Water Park has an outdoor concessions stand to grab your favorite snacks when you are ready too. You must purchase a Day Pass at the front desk to enjoy the park. It is $15 per person, or you can buy a family summer pass for $200. Click here for more information.
Cool Off in Cathedral Caverns
Cathedral Caverns State Park is a ‘Must See’ for our area. Take a 90-minute tour beneath the earth to discover some of the most beautiful formations you will ever see. Learn about stalagmites and stalactites in this tour as well as see a shark’s tooth or two in the ceiling of the cave. You will see Goliath, one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference. The cave stays a cool 60 degrees year-round, making it the perfect way to cool off on a hot Memorial Day weekend. We HIGHLY recommend calling to schedule a tour as their tours fill up quick. Call 256-728-8193 to book today!
Check Out the New City Harbor
The new City Harbor Development has opened in Guntersville. If you rented a boat, you can drive it over to the Harbor and park it to discover the development. There are two restaurants open so far and one retail business open as well. The Wake Eatery was the first to open on May 6. It offers burgers, wings, wraps, chicken and more! Give one of their signature drinks a try when you stop in, too. Another Broken Egg is the spot for your breakfast needs! Pancakes, waffles and more; there is something to start your days with and a mimosa won’t hurt either. Lastly, stop by Home Re-Decor to check out some goodies you can take home to decorate with.
Horseback Ride at Lake Guntersville State Park
Lake Guntersville State Park has a little bit of everything to offer. However, the crew with Alabama Horseback Adventures is something that should be top on your Lake Guntersville bucket list! You will be paired up with a horse that is calm and gentle and guided through Lake Guntersville State Park with a crew of horsemen educating you about the land that is now one of our favorite state parks. There is a view worth stopping at the top of a mountain that you will want a photo-op with, too. You can take an hour tour or make it an all-day tour with lunch if you want. For more information and to set up a ride, click here.
Memorial Day is approaching soon! Whether you have a weekend trip planned or just a day trip, we hope you get to see as much of our home as you can when you #ExploreLakeGuntersville.