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A Day in T-town

52 Weekends on the Water
On the Alabama Scenic River Trail, there’s something new to experience every weekend of the year.
A Day in T-town


Bodies of Water to Explore

Lake Nichol, Black Warrior River

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Skill Level

Paddles: 1 – no skill, desire to learn; 2 – moderate, knowledge needed; 3 – advanced, know what’s up


26.9 miles. Paddleboarding is based on own distance

Trip Duration

1 Day

Recommended Put In & Take Out

Lake Nichol Park

Outfitters Nearby

Trip Summary

A quick stop at Marks Mart for some afternoon snacks gets this day started. Lake Nichol awaits and Paddleboard Tuscaloosa is ready to get you on the water. Explore the lake on the water and the cliff trail by food. After a day on the water head downtown to Black Warrior Brewing for a tasty craft beer. Catch the sunset over the Black Warrior River atop The Hotel Indigo at Lookout for dinner. This will be one winning day!

Trail Highlights

Day 1

  • Stop 2: Lake Nichol
  • Stop 3: Black Warrior Brewing
  • Stop 4: Hotel Indigo- Lookout

Side Ventures & Optional Activities to Add to Your Trip

  • Bryant Deny Stadium

Bonus Sightings

  • No recommendations

Non-Paddler Recommendations

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