Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast

People in red and yellow canoes follow a dog swimming through the lake

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Lodging at Smith Lake Bed & Breakfast provides easy access for guests to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities in the region. The area around Smith Lake is mostly small communities, a national forest and a national wilderness area.  The land is hilly and not well suited to growing crops so there is little agricultural runoff into the lake.  This coupled with springs that feed the lake give the lake its clear, clean water.  Three volunteer environmental groups work to maintain water quality.  The water is tested weekly by volunteers and data fed to a central database.  Problem areas are identified and addressed.  There are however, challenges due to lakeside development.

For visitors and residents alike, Smith Lake remains a pristine reservoir for swimming, fishing and water sports while generating clean efficient power.


Special grotto with stone buildings dedicated to Mary.

Ave Maria Grotto

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Ave Maria Grotto, in Cullman, AL, contains Jerusalem in miniature.  It is a four-acre park built in an old quarry on the grounds of St. Bernard Abby.  The park provides a garden setting for 125 miniature reproductions of some of the most famous religious structures of the world


The stone and concrete models are the work of Brother Joseph Zoettl, a Benedictine monk of St. Bernard Abbey, who devoted some 50 years to the project, the last three decades (1932 to 1961) almost without interruption.

Beautiful cathedral in white stone all lit up with high arched cieling.

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

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The Monastery Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels is a prominent Roman Catholic Latin Rite shrine located in Hanceville, AL. Adjacent is the cloistered Monastery of the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration.


The Shrine is notable for its gilt interior, solemn atmosphere, and 7.5-foot (2.3 m) monstrance. It was founded by Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, who resided at the cloistered monastery with her nuns until her death in 2016.

Large open area with a pool and woods next to a body of water.

Smith Lake Park

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Smith Lake Park is a public park located near Cullman, AL.  It has a sand beach, pool, fishing pier, boat launches pavilions and campground.  The park has cabins, RV sites, and tent sites.


It has huge stage for special events.  A number of special events and festivals are held at the park throughout the year.

Caverns in a cave with stalagtites and a rail for viewers.

Rickwood Caverns State Park

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Rickwood Caverns State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and natural history preserve located 7 miles north of Warrior, Alabama. The 380-acre state park offers tours of caverns with illuminated limestone formations estimated to be 260 million years old, blind cave fish, and an underground pool.


What makes Rickwood Caverns State Park unique is the massive cave that contains 260-million-year-old formations that were created by water and reveal evidence that the cave was carved from an ocean bed.

Rack card for The Grille, a restaurant, with images of food and drinks.

The Grille at Trident Marina

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The Grille offers lakeside dining and serves salads, sandwiches and baskets.  It is located on CR222 adjacent to big bridge across Ryan creek.


It has a full bar and has entertainment on summer weekends.  Check website or call for hours of operation.

A large pole barn structure with a dirt parking lot and a sign out front.

Kat Daddy’s BBQ & Grille Co.

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Kat Daddy’s BBQ and Grille Co is located in Brushy Pond community on CR222. They serve BBQ, seafood, salads and homemade desserts. Open on weekends only.

Brick building with a brown roof and a saign that says, Pop's Place.

Pop’s Place Bar BQ

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Pops Place is located in Dodge City at I-65, exit 299.  It serves breakfast, chicken, pork and beef Bar BQ.  They also cater events.

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