This area located east of Birmingham is full of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Mount Cheaha provides its visitors and residents with spectacular scenery and is convenient to larger towns and cities. Talladega is home to the Talladega National Forest and Talladega Superspeedway. This well-known area of Alabama is a great place to visit or live.
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What To See & Do
Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail
Coldwater Mountain is a world-class destination trail system for mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers.
Anniston Museum of Natural History
See dinosaur displays, mammals in open dioramas, a 400-species bird collection and two authentic Egyptian mummies.
Cheaha State Park
Home to the highest point in the state, this park is a beautiful place for hiking, swimming, fishing and camping.
Featuring the longest NASCAR oval, Talladega Superspeedway is beloved by all racing fans.
DeSoto Caverns Family Fun Park
Explore 12-story caverns and more than 25 outside attractions, including gem panning, a maze, wacky water golf and more.
Where To Stay
Cheaha State Park Lodge
Choose from a room or a cabin in the heart of Cheaha State Park.
River Rest Bed and Breakfast
Located on beautiful Logan Martin Lake, this premier bed and breakfast is the perfect alternative to a hotel or traditional lodging.
Hotel Finial is a full-service special events facility located in Anniston, AL, just 60 miles from Birmingham, AL
Where To Eat
Classic on Noble
Once a saloon, this late 19th century structure has turned into a fine dining restaurant known for its Sunday brunch.
Marble City Grill
Located in downtown Sylacauga, Marble City Grill features homemade specials, 145 varieties of beer and occasional live music.
Known for its catfish, slaw, hushpuppies and homemade cakes, Fincher’s is a favorite of all who try it.
Situated in a tree-lined valley of the Appalachian foothills, Anniston has many recreational opportunities, including bicycling, fishing, camping and golfing. Anniston is also home to the Anniston Museum of Natural History, the Berman Museum of World History, and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.
The Georgia-Pacific Railroad was completed from Atlanta to Heflin, Ala., in 1882 and contributed greatly to Heflin’s growth. The town prospered and was incorporated in 1886. Heflin is no longer dependent upon the railroad but serves as a shopping center for Cleburne County, providing its residents with a variety of shops, restaurants, and employment.
When most people think of Talladega, they immediately think of the Talladega Superspeedway, one of the largest and fastest speedways in the world. But in addition to the fast track, Talladega is home to a lovely downtown, featuring the historic Talladega Ritz Theater, and Cheaha State Park, where you’ll find boundless recreational opportunities as well as the highe…
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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train
Birmingham serves as the state’s major air travel hub. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers 130 daily flights to 51 airports in 48 cities throughout the United States.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Aiport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
The Mount Cheaha area is accessible from Highway 280 via Interstate 459, a spur that connects to Interstate 59.
Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Birmingham, which is a short drive away. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.
Birmingham Greyhound Station
618 N. 19th St.
Birmingham, AL 35203
The National Railroad Passenger Corp., Amtrak, delivers high quality and timely passenger rail service.
1819 Morris Ave.
Birmingham, AL 35203