The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities in the state’s 23-county Black Belt region, which extends across the state and lies below the Appalachian foothills and above the Coastal Plain. Certainly, an important component in this initiative is the Black Belt’s widely acclaimed hunting and fishing opportunities, which has an annual economic impact of about $1 billion and sustains 11,000 jobs, according to a 2012 study. B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott and Buckmasters founder Jackie Bushman signed on early in the effort to help promote the region. They shot a promotional video for Alabama Black Belt Adventures declaring that the “Black Belt region of Alabama is a hunters’ paradise … and the fishing is world-class.” Other popular outdoor recreational activities in the Black Belt include canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, whitewater rafting and bird watching.
ALBBAA also works closely with numerous tourism partners representing the region’s rich cultural and heritage assets, ranging from ancient Native American mounds to sites of some of the nation’s most important civil rights events. Regardless of your interest or group size, there is something for everyone to enjoy and accommodations to meet your desires. For more information about the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association, please contact Pam Swanner at 334-343-6173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.