- Central Alabama offers Native American mounds, historic forts, Antebellum mansions and Civil War sites. The cities of Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Auburn are located in this region.
For outdoor recreation activities, the Tuskegee National Forest and the Oakmulgee District of the Talladega National Forest can be found here. State Parks include Lake Lurleen, Chickasaw, Bladon Springs Roland Cooper, Paul M. Grist, Oak Mountain, Wind Creek, and Chewacla.
Recreation - Some of the most popular outdoor activities in this region include camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming, hiking, and golfing.
Climate - Much of Alabama receives nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.
Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.
Central Alabama includes the area surrounding Montgomery, Auburn and Tuscaloosa. Interstates 85, 65, and 20/59 lead through this area.