The Sipsey River Recreation Area is one of the largest Forever Wild Program acquisitions in the state, now totaling more than 6,000 acres. In 2013, a new northern (upstream) section was added which effectively doubled the original acreage. We will walk about 2.5 miles on flat gravel roads. Bring water, bug spray, sturdy shoes. Take US 82 west from Northport. Turn left onto Buhl Cutoff Road at the brown Sipsey River Recreation Area sign. Turn right at the stop sign onto Co Rd 140. Follow the brown Recreation Area signs and meet at 9:00 a.m. in the gravel parking lot off Sipsey Valley Road in Buhl, Alabama. There will be an optional lunch at a local restaurant after the hike.