Friday, January 12, 2024

Spend a Day in Scottsboro: 5 Uniquely Scottsboro Things to Do

 Welcome to Scottsboro, where the mountains meet the lakes. I love that description of my town, because it’s so true. Scottsboro is nestled at the foot of the Cumberland Plateau to the north and sheltered by Sand Mountain to the east and south. It sits right on the banks of the Tennessee River and Lake Guntersville in Jackson County, home to the largest number of caves of any county in the state. Come spend a day in this pretty town! Here are five Uniquely Scottsboro things to do.

1. Come play at Goosepond Colony. Play a round of golf  or maybe you prefer to play on the water. You can go fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking or swimming. Then again, perhaps you like the woods. There are beautiful hiking trails and camp grounds, surrounded by 326 acres of serene woodland. 

2. Visit the world famous home of Lost Luggage, Scottsboro’s Unclaimed Baggage Center. You can spend hours combing through the store’s 50,000 square feet filled with everything from books and jewelry to electronics and apparel. If you love digging for treasure, Unclaimed has to be on your bucket list.

3. Have a sweet treat at Alabama’s oldest soda fountain, Payne’s. You can enjoy lunch, too. Try a red slaw dog, or my favorite, the Reuben with a side of potato salad. How about, Luanne’s favorite, a fountain coke with peanuts? You can’t leave Payne’s without a smile on your face.

4. Craving a meat and three? Step off Scottsboro’s historic square and head to Magnolia House. They have the best chicken fingers, coleslaw and mac ‘n cheese in town. Their strawberry pecan salad is delicious too, if you prefer something lighter. But don’t forget to ask for a roll with some strawberry or honey butter.

5. Pick up a sack of sausage rolls or homemade donuts at Variety Bake Shop on the square. I love their pork tenderloin biscuits, too. Did I mention the custard-filled chocolate covered donuts?

There you have it, your 5 point starting spot for all things Scottsboro, but don’t stop there! There’s so much more! Visit Scottsboro and tell us your favorites. 

Three Friends and a Fork
Three Friends and a Fork

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