Alabama’s Most Scenic Drives

If you recently purchased a 2020 Chevy Equinox or a GMC Acadia from Stokes Automotive and you’re looking for the perfect way to break it in, consider one of these scenic drives throughout the Yellowhammer State.

Natchez Trace Parkway

This 444-mile drive will take you through Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. It links the Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi rivers to take you through winding roads steeped in history from Native Americans and settlers. Take a rest in Florence, Alabama, and visit the birthplace of Helen Keller.

Lookout Mountain Parkway

Running across Lookout Mountain from Gadsden, Alabama, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, this 93-mile drive features waterfalls, canyons, historic and charming towns, and beautiful state parks. Look for rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel.

Selma to Montgomery March Byway

Honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the thousands who followed him on the iconic 1965 march in the fight for civil rights. It’s only 54 miles so it won’t take up too much of your time, and its scenery won’t leave you wanting.

Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway

Explore the famous Gulf Coast of Alabama. Wildlife preserves, pristine beaches, and historic sites will keep you entertained from Mobile to Baldwin County.

If you’re in need of a new ride, stop by Stokes Automotive to talk to one of our friendly salespeople.

Fall Fun at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Looking for something fun to do this fall with the whole family in the Calera, Alabama area? The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is opening up its Pumpkin Patch Express every Saturday and Sunday in October.

Board the vintage train with cars from throughout the 20th century. You can ride in open-air cars where the engine horn will knock your socks off, on two leveled cars for high unobstructed views, back in the caboose with the brakeman, and even in the locomotive. The train will speed you through beautiful fall foliage and deliver you to the Pumpkin Patch. There, families can indulge in all the joys of the season with bounce houses, hay rides, and a corn maze. Don’t forget to pick your pumpkins from the patch before you head home. There are plenty of exhibits to explore once back at the depot, including real life railroad equipment and the working Signal Garden.

More fun is on the way at Christmastime with the North Pole Express. Some travelers may even get a chance to see Santa on the train with them. There are always events going on at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum so check back often. Sometimes even Thomas the Tank Engine stops by for a visit.

We at Stokes Automotive love cars, but we also appreciate the character and heritage of trains. That’s why we recommend you take your family to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum.