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There is a free, and safe way to be one with nature while hearing about local history

The land trust of north Alabama is providing a self-guided audio tour at Monte Sano Nature Preserve. All you have to do is download an app called TravelStorys.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The weather may be getting colder, but a breath of fresh air is always good for the mind and body and the Land Trust of Northern Alabama makes it easy to grab that fresh breath of air with their TravelStorys app. 

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The app gives hikers context to the trail they are on by telling the story of the area while you walk. Here's what the Land Trust of North Alabama said about it:

After downloading the TravelStorys app, hikers launch the tour at the beginning of their visit and the gps triggered hike will automatically keep pace as they walk telling the unique story of Huntsville’s “Mountain of Health” along the way. The tour, made possible with support from the Ruth and Lyle Taylor Fund through the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, is the Land Trust’s first audio trail tour. 

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“We’re excited to give hikers a new way to enjoy our trails and an audio tour allows us to provide interesting content to enhance the experience.” says Melanie Manson, marketing director for the Land Trust of North Alabama. “We hope to add more tours like this in the future, but Old Railroad Bed Trail seemed like the most appropriate place to start as it has such a unique story to tell.”

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