Beyond Oneonta: Recreational Activities Worth Trying at Inland Lake

Inland Lake boasts several recreational activities worth trying when visiting the Oneonta area. Inland Lake in Alabama is just one of the bodies of water located near Oneonta, the county seat of Blount County. Oneonta is a small city that's big on charm. As the home to the Covered Bridge Festival, it's got plenty of civic pride and close community ties. Staying at a quaint Oneonta inn puts you close to the recreational opportunities that abound on scenic Inland Lake. Fishing, boating and other water sports are all available here. But there are other things to try while in this area, like golfing and antiquing.

Blount County Memorial Museum
204 2nd Street North
Oneonta, AL 35121-1740
(205) 625-6905

Situated on 2nd Street North, the Blount County Memorial Museum is dedicated to all those in the county who have served in war. Learn more about the cultural heritage of this city and surrounding communities through books, displays, photos and exhibits. It's open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Operated by the Blount County Historical Society, this is an interesting little stop on your travels to Inland Lake.

Heritage Golf Course
1364 Heritage Road
Oneonta, AL 35121-3012
(205) 274-2390
www.heritagegolftwinoaks.com

Love a good round of golf on vacation? Try Heritage Golf Course in Oneonta. This 18-hole public course features Bermuda fairways nestled within a green valley, with flat, easy terrain. Meant for all skill levels, Heritage also boasts flowing creeks and some wildlife along the way. There's a pro shop and a full-service grill open every day of the week. Rates are affordable, making this an easy choice for an outing while visiting an Oneonta bed and breakfast

Birmingham Zoo
2630 Cahaba Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223
www.birminghamzoo.com

The Birmingham Zoo is located just over 30 miles from Oneonta and Inland Lake, making for a fun side excursion if you're willing to travel a bit. The kids will love the animals, which total more than 700. Spread out over nearly 125 acres, you'll find anything from ostriches and flamingos to lions and monkeys. The birds alone–about 300–nest here, such as vultures and endangered white-naped cranes. Visit the Savannah Safari to check out kudu, zebras, ostriches and giraffes. Don't miss seeing the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on the planet, in the reptile exhibit, along with boas and pythons.The little ones will enjoy the Junior League of Birmingham–Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo, where they can ride the carousel and encounter sheep and other animals in the barn. It's open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so plan a visit there one day and take a break from your relaxing Oneonta bed and breakfast

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