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6 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer When You Explore Lake Guntersville

It has been a HOT summer here in Alabama. But don’t fret! Being a lake town with a lot of fun and *cool* amenities has had its perks for locals and visitors alike. We got you covered on how to stay cool when you #explorelakeguntersville.

1. Take a Swim in the Lake

You might be saying ‘duh’ because this one is a given. However, you might not know the different places you can take a dip in the water at. Our favorites include the Beach on Sunset Drive and the Beach at Lake Guntersville State Park. The Sunset Drive beach is free to the public. So, just grab your sunscreen, towel and friends and head over to jump in the water! Lake Guntersville State Park’s beach is just $5 per car, and it is conveniently located near their campground if you are staying there. The state park has a lot of fun amenities like their Pinecrest Dining Room, Screaming Eagle Zipline and Eagles Nest Golf Course.

2. Tour Cathedral Caverns

Cathedral Caverns State Park is a diamond in the deep underground for our area. The cave stays a cool 60 degrees year-round and tours last 90 minutes giving you the long-awaited break from the summer heat you’ve been craving. The cave has one of the largest openings in the world at 126 feet wide and 25 feet tall. When you enter the cave, you will be in awe of all of the beauty that surrounds you. You will see Mystery River, a frozen waterfall, Stalagmite Mountain and Goliath, a stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above. Calling to book your tour is highly recommended. Their number is 256-728-8193.

3. Take a Dip at Sand Mountain Park’s Outdoor Water Park

The Outdoor Water Park at Sand Mountain Park is the place to be this summer! With two 25-foot water slides, a lazy river that’s over 600 feet long and a vortex pool, there is plenty of ways to cool down from the hot summer air. The kids in your life will love their splash pad with 48 spray elements. The area also has shaded areas as well as sunbathing chairs to get your tan on, too. Access to their water park starts at just $15.

4. Ice Cream at La Michoancan

Nothing is better than a big waffle cone of your favorite ice cream during the summer months. At La Michoancan, they make some of your favorite flavors all homemade right there in shop. They also have some flavors that will intrigue you into trying them out. You can get your favorite cone or bowl, or you can even get a banana split or another ice cream sundae. But that is not all they have. They have fresh popsicles that have real fruit in them that will have your taste buds screaming for more.

5. Check out a Museum

Here in Marshall County, we are blessed to have several great museums that are all unique in their own way. Albertville, Boaz and Guntersville all have their own museums that will teach you about the area from over the years along with some neat artifacts that help picture how things have come since the creation of each town. Arab has the Arab Historic Village. The Village is a town set up in the middle of the Arab City Park. It has buildings from the early 1900s that have been restored to show off how life was like way back then. Each museum gets you inside in the AC and out of the summer sun!

6. Cold Beer at Main Channel Brewing

Head over to our local brewery to grab a cold one! With several beers always on tap, you can grab a flight or a glass of a beer you think you will enjoy. But trust us, you are definitely going to enjoy it. A nice cold beer is always a great way to cool down in Guntersville. Main Channel Brewing offers Trivia Nights every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. And they have food trucks coming in regularly to satisfy your hunger while your there, too.

We hope this helps giving you ideas on how to stay cool this summer while you visit your favorite lake. Remember to share your photos with us on social media by using the hashtag #explorelakeguntersville.