By Jackie Sheckler Finch, Gay N. Martin
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M. Wednesday through Friday. m. Admission: adults (ages 19 and up) $3; students (ages 7 to 18) $1; children (ages 6 and under) free. Visit Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain For a walk on the wild side, head to Untamed Mountain, home of more than 160 animals ranging from the barnyard variety to exotic big cats. Located in the state’s northeastern corner about 8 miles from Collinsville, this rescue preserve now serves as home base for Tigers for Tomorrow (TFT). When you arrive, say hello to Tootles and Zack (the camel and zebra greeters), who will be on hand to welcome you.
She is also the author of Globe Pequot’s Off the Beaten Path Louisiana and Alabama’s Historic Restaurants and Their Recipes, published by John F. Blair. Before embarking on her writing career, Martin taught high school for 11 years, served as resource coordinator of her school’s program for gifted and talented students, and sponsored the school newspaper. About the Revisor An award-winning journalist and photographer, Jackie Sheckler Finch has covered a wide array of topics—from birth to death, with all the joy and sorrow in between.
Hiking, biking, birding, rocking, reflecting, reading, and listening to classical music all rank as popular pastimes here. Dawn frequently schedules special events such as concerts, the Alabama Ballet’s summer residency, and storytelling. Sometime during your stay, slip up to the observation deck for a panoramic overview. Many visitors want to linger at Gorham’s Bluff forever. A quote from the guest book reads: “Forward our mail. ” Meals (enhanced by the property’s own fresh herbs) feature traditional Appalachian food—served with flair.