Fish and Learn at Pickwick LakeThe thousands of acres of fishable water of Pickwick Lake beckon all who wish to cast a line. Reaching from Florence, Alabama to parts of Tennessee, this lake is home to an amazing range of bass. It may be best known for its lively population of smallmouth bass that inhabit large areas of the lake.

But there’s more than fishing here in the Shoals region. Along the way, you’ll find many areas to explore around the lake and scenic routes worth driving. The hiking trails of the Natchez Trace Parkway are a must for anyone who loves to be surrounded by nature’s beauty.

Delve into the Muscle Shoals area,  known for producing famous singers in the 1960s and ’70s. Music-industry history – including names such as Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones, The Osmonds, Paul Anka and Lynyrd Skynyrd – was made in this legendary place.

Visit the Florence Indian Mound and Museum, filled with historic artifacts dating back 500 generations. You’ll be amazed by these ancient civilizations and the tools they used to build their communities.

Explore the Sacred Way Sanctuary, home to nearly one hundred indigenous horses. The sanctuary educates its visitors on the history of the horse and explores the Native American Horse Trail.

With so many exciting and educational attractions around Pickwick Lake, it’s time to set a trail of your own to discover the rich history that still thrives today in Alabama.