Alabama’s Highpoint Offers New Year’s Eve Festivities

The observation tower at the summit of Cheaha.

Finding the right New Year’s Eve activity can drive anyone crazy this time of year.  Do you want to sit at home and watch the College Football Playoff, head to a party, celebrate with a late dinner, or just call it a night early to get a jump on 2017?  For highpointers, there could be one more decision to be made.

Cheaha State Park in Alabama will be in the celebrating spirit on December 31 with its annual Turkey Drop.  The gates to the park will open at 9pm, and Pinhoti the Turkey will be at the observatory at the state’s highest point teaching the Turkey Trot to visitors.  

At midnight, a lighted ball will be dropped to celebrate the start of 2017, and breakfast will be served in the CSP restaurant.

For highpointers, this is a great chance to make a first ( or second, or third, or….) trip to a state highpoint and mix in a little New Year’s Eve fun as well. 

The following day, the park will host a First Day Hike that ends at Alabama’s highpoint.  The hike will start at the Bigfoot Trail Head.

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1 Response to Alabama’s Highpoint Offers New Year’s Eve Festivities

  1. Wish I could join you then, but am planning to get there a few days later at the end of my road trip bringing my mom’s car from OH to Pensacola, FL getting MO’s, AR’s, and LA’s HPs on the way there and stopping at Santa Claus, IN and Metropolis, IL(home of Superman) on the way.

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