Alabama's Chief Ladiga Trail,
a 33-mile paved trail beginning in Anniston in Calhoun County and reaching to the Georgia line, has been called "a rail trail on MLB-caliber steroids" and "one of the season's best weekend trips" by the April/May issue of National Geographic Adventure
magazine. The Ladiga connects with Georgia's Silver Comet Trail
, creating what the magazine calls the longest paved pathway in the U.S. at 95 miles. Ideal for hiking or biking, the Ladiga takes you alongside streams and through farms, wetlands and part of the Talladega National Forest
. Find out more about the trail at epic.jsu.edu/clt/index.html
. Check out the trail map at www.trailexpress.com.