Flavors of the Black Belt features nine themed trails in a 23-county region across south-central Alabama. The trails promote the consumable products made in the Black Belt. In the back of this brochure, there is a Black Belt Passport that you can use to mark off the locations you have traveled to.

Our roady canine, Duke, invites you to follow him on a back roads weekend jaunt through Alabama's Black Belt region to feed upon the bounty of drinks and eats created by the locals. Along the way you'll paws for goodies that have been baked, brewed, butchered, canned, distilled, gathered, ground, pickled, roasted, and smoked...just for you!

The color-coded map outlines nine different themed trails. Each one is featured on the linked PDF pages (available for download). The Shopping Checklist on each page highlights each trail's delectable creations you'll want to sample and take home with you.

Duke has shared his favorite stops along the way for handmade items by local artisans, the historical events that define the cultural character of our rural communities and outdoor fun with nature on our rivers and lakes or a trek through the woods. Want to know Where the Locals Eat? He leads you there, too! Where to Stay? At the end of the day relax by a campfire at one of our state parks, cozy up in a tiny cabin or stay at a friendly bed and breakfast.

So, pack your bags, a picnic basket, a cooler, and load up with your family or friends (don't forget your furry one) for a delicious road trip as you Feed Your Adventure on the Flavors of the Black Belt Trail. Make sure the Black Belt Passport is on your radar. Check out the details to find out how YOU CAN BE A WINNER of a Weekend Getaway to Lakepoint State Park OR a monthly drawing WINNER of the photo contest. Be sure to tag #auburnopelika on social media and enter your photos here.

DISCLAIMER: Due to COVID-19, some of the participating partners in the Flavors of the Black Belt campaign may not be reopened or have changed their normal operations to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please call in advance to ensure they are open and to inquire about any modifications they have made to their operations or hours. If you choose to visit the wonderful Black Belt region of Alabama, please adhere to the current health orders provided by the State Health Officer.

 

FEATURED RETAILERS

Auburn Popcorn Company

Toomer's Drugs

Mama Mocha's Coffee Emporium

Auburn University Fish Market

The Potting Shed

The Local Market

Auburn University Meat Lab

John Emerald Distilling

Red Clay Brewing Company