Singing River Trail is working non-stop to bring new experiences to North Alabama!
We recently welcomed Fleet Feet (Huntsville/Madison) and The Orthopaedic Center (TOC) as our newest corporate partners. Look out for our first project together, a get-out-and-move challenge that will have you experiencing Singing River Trail in a fun new way and give you another opportunity for some SRT swag!
Thrive is not just something we do at SRT; it’s also the name of our latest non-profit partner, Thrive Regional Partnership in Chattanooga. We are working with this incredible organization to link its sixteen-county/three-state region to the SRT in Jackson County.
The Singing River Trail Launch Tank, sponsored by Redstone Federal Credit Union and Launch 2035, has yielded its first open business. Mike and Shatecca Fellows, winners of our 2022 Launch Tank pitch competition, have opened Selah’s Acres in Hazel Green. This glamping and outdoor recreation business is ready to spoil you.
In partnership with Bridgeport, Scottsboro, and Gurley; Jackson County and Madison County Commissions; TOC; and Fleet Feet, Singing River Trail is working to install “Let’s Get Moving” outdoor exercise stations. These public spaces will include yoga platforms and public art!
Speaking of public art – Thank you to Courtland Mayor Linda Peebles and “Artlady” Sonya Clemons for making the FIRST internationally sanctioned hopscotch court in Alabama come to life! When you visit Downtown Courtland, you can take a hop, a skip, and a jump on the Singing River Trail.
A generous Limestone County family-owned business, 1818 Farms, is providing a beautiful home and six acres to Singing River Trail. This space will be the new home of the SRT headquarters and serve as a beautiful event space that will be available for rent. These special stakeholders believe in SRT because it connects North Alabama residents of all ages and offers new partnership possibilities.
When Bank Independent recently announced its new $60 million operations center in Muscle Shoals, they highlighted the many benefits of our region, specifically SRT. To show its support of our mission, Bank Independent leaders presented Leighton Mayor Derick Silcox with a check to match funds the city recently received for a TAP Grant that will fund a new SRT route.
Much of the success of Singing River Trail is a result of the support of state and local officials across North Alabama. Madison County Commissioner Phil Riddick and Huntsville City Councilwoman Jennie Robinson are currently working on a new SRT section in South Huntsville. The Tennessee Valley Caucus and North Alabama Senators and Representatives have been busy advocating for SRT on a state level resulting in a special appropriation from the State of Alabama’s Education Trust Fund.
Each day we see the impact SRT supporters play in the success of the mission to bind our communities together. We look forward to continuing to grow together.
The Singing River Trail