Tuesday, July 01, 2008

SWNID Travel Recommendation: Peach Park

We heartily recommend that gentle readers trekking along I-65 in Alabama--be it to visit the Gulf beaches, play the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, or view the historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement--plan a stop at Peach Park of Clanton, Alabama.

The roadside operation features terrific local produce, including peaches from the 8000 trees belonging to Peach Park, a restaurant with respectable pulled pork barbecue and amazing fresh fruit cobblers, including peach cobbler made from the selfsame peaches, and some pleasant areas for sitting in the shade. The gift shop features cheezy merchandise celebrating the football programs at the University of Alabama and Auburn University. One can even watch a nice older lady wash the peaches after they have been delivered from the orchard.

In sum, Peach Park is everything the interstate traveler wants in a break from travel.

Just exit I-65 at exit 205 and look for the giant peach. Mmm!

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