Solo Hiking Ep-4 – McKay Hollow Madness! Deer, Snow, Waterfalls!

In this solo hiking micro-adventure I go hiking in the snow on the McKay Hollow trial on beautiful Monte Sano in Huntsville, Alabama.

This solo hike was filled with deer, snow, mountain streams, waterfalls and beautiful views!

Monte Sano State park is located in Huntsville, Alabama and offers a ton of hiking trials for all levels of hikers. If you enjoy hiking and are ever near the Huntsville area then a visit to Monte Sano state park is a must see destination!

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Buc-ee’s – World’s Largest Gas Station?

In this micro-adventure I travel to Buc-ee’s gas station in Leeds, Alabama. claims that Buc-ee’s Beaver has the Fun Stores and this travel adventure proved that to be true!

Could this be the worlds largest gas station? While I didn’t count all the pumps, it’s rumored that they have 196 gas pumps. It certainly was the largest I’ve ever visited.

Buc-ee’s is a destination within itself. While they are known for many things, it’s their beef brisket sandwich that keeps people coming back for more. Again, it’s a destination within itself.

If you’ve never visited a Buc-ee’s then you just don’t get it. It’s really a cross between a convenience store and a small Cabelas. You can find clothes, Costa sunglasses, deer corn and feeders, tons of beef jerky, fudge and candied nuts.

If you are ever within a 10 mile radius of a Buc-ee’s it’s a no brainier destination! Luckily one is coming to Athen’s, Alabama near where I live. You can bet you’ll find me there on a regular basis!

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Urban Hiking the Southern lake city of Guntersville, Alabama. (2021)!

Today’s micro-adventure takes me urban hiking in the sleepy lake town of Guntersville, Alabama.

Urban hiking in downtown Guntersville revealed an active and thriving commercial area. Plenty of places to just hang out and enjoy your day. Great place!

Guntersville is known for the Guntersville State Park, one of Alabama’s premier state parks and vacation destinations.

The area is known for its boating community, bald eagles and is a must see destination if you’re ever in North Alabama.

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Urban Hiking the Historic 1818 Town of Mooresville, Alabama

Join me as I go urban hiking in the historic Alabama city of Mooresville, which was Alabama’s first incorporated town (1818.) This is a fantastic 2 hour hiking adventure.

It’s a great urban area to hike in as there is little to no traffic!

From their website –

Welcome to Historic Mooresville, Alabama! Mooresville is the first town incorporated by the Alabama Territorial Legislature, on November 16, 1818. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of Alabama’s most important and intact villages. Historic homes and buildings, gracious gardens and tree-shaded streets make a visit to Mooresville seem like a step back in time.

From their historical marker:

The post office is the oldest operational post office in the state of Alabama. It has served the community from the original building since 1840! The mailboxes and furnishings are even older and have been in the family for several generations.

While urban hiking in beautiful Mooresville don’t forget to stop by 1818 Farms –

This beautiful city is located between Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama and is a must do urban hiking destination!

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Solo Hiking Beautiful Stone Cuts Trail!

Today’s adventure takes me solo hiking on beautiful Monte Sano Stone Cuts Trail!

Stone Cuts trial has its own trailhead and begins from the bikers parking lot within the park. The trail begins with a decent decline and rarely levels out one way or another. I would say that this trial is pretty easy to moderate overall. As the name suggests you’ll eventually find yourself hiking through tall rocks and a semi-cave like area – open on both sides. It’s really a beautiful hike and I’d certainly say it’s a must hike if you visit Monte Sano State Park.

Monte Sano State Park is located in Huntsville, Alabama and easy to get to. The park offers a ton of trails for all fitness levels. If you’re ever in Huntsville, Alabama, spend the $5.00 and take and adventure hike in the park! It’s full of mountain streams, waterfalls and big views!

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Urban Hiking Historic Madison Station

Click here if you’d like to go Urban Hiking in the Historic Downtown Madison Station, Madison, Alabama.

In this urban hiking micro adventure on allthingstonyj, I travel to Historic Downtown Madison station in Madison, Alabama.
This area was once called Madison Station because the Charleston and Memphis railway built a depot there.
It’s also known for its eateries. The Main Street Cafe is a must stop location for a fantastic lunch – great lunch special offered regularly.
The Old Black Bear seems to be another restaurant of interest if you’re in Madison. It serves not only local beer but also Alabama Gulf Coast Seafood, Tuesday through Sunday – as well as other tasty choices.
Once your full from lunch you can walk off the calories by shopping in one of their many boutiques.
Then when you get hungry from shopping then you must visit the Zion Gourmet Popcorn store for popcorn, candy and more!
Then if you’re lucky, which I was in this video, you might get to experience a train passing by just like yesteryear.

Main Street Cafe –
Old Black Bear –
Zion Gourmet Popcorn –

Ideas for a New Adventure?

It’s time for new ideas for my next micro adventure season on all things tony j. Just finished the 2020 micro adventure season and I’m looking for new ideas for 2021 that anyone can do. I’ll also share my favorite adventure of 2020 of all my adventures taken.

I want to create micro adventure content that you want to see, so your adventure ideas are important to me. Please leave ideas in the comments section for consideration on my channel. As you think about new adventure ideas here are a few from 2020:
Solo hiking, Urban Hiking, Hiking with Dogs, Motovlogging, Boating, Car Shows, Etc…

Remember your suggestions should inspire and motivate others to break the monotony of the weekly grind one micro adventure at a time. So they need to be ones I can do in a day, or at most, 3 days from Athens, Alabama.

I look forward to seeing your ideas so I can create micro adventures that will inspire you to get out and explore your part of the world.

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92 Rides to Roads Unknown (2021) Ep-1 Elkmont, Alabama

On today’s micro-adventure I travel beautiful country roads, by motorcycle, to small town America – Elkmont, Alabama.

Elkmont has that small town charm yet is home to the world renowned, Belle Chevre goat cheese operation.

So click here and join me on another micro adventure by motorcycle, on allthingstonyj, as I visit Elkmont, Alabama!

Best of My Crazy 2020 Micro-adventures

This year I found myself all over several states in search for the next micro-adventure!

Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Alabama all got represented as I cross-crossed all over the Southeast.

It truly has been a great year of Crazy Micro Adventures! Solo Hiking, Urban Hiking, Dolphins, Dogs, Waterfalls, Car shows, Superbike Races, Pelicans, Rocket Ships and more – all made it this year for my best of Allthingstonyj Micro-adventures!

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Solo Hiking Ep-2 (2020) South Plateau Pt-2 – Mountain streams and beautiful views!

In this micro-adventure I go solo hiking on the South Plateau of Monte Sano.

It was a crisp winter day, leaves had fallen and the views spectacular! It all took place on the South Plateau on Monte Sano in Huntsville, Alabama, in the period of an afternoon.

I got to experience running streams, silence and so much more. So put on your favorite hiking shoes and go solo hiking with me on allthingstonyj where I’m trying to motivate and inspire you to break the monotony of the weekly grind one micro-adventure at a time!

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