Outdoor Fun in Northp
Northport is home to the locally-renowned Hidden Meadows Golf Course. Hidden Meadows is an 18-hole course located on Old Cove Road that has something to please any fan of the sport. Come to play, or come to sit back and watch. The course offers group discount rates, instructional services, and bentgrass greens. If golf is not what strikes your outdoor fancy, Lake Lurleen State Park is only 15 minutes from downtown Northport and offers playgrounds, picnic areas, swimming beaches, a full campground, fishing piers, and rental boats. Lake Lurleen is ideal for a day of family fun or even a weekend getaway under the stars.
Northport is beloved by locals and tourists for its many annual events and festivities. The third weekend of every October brings about the Kentuck Festival of the Arts, an event that draws in over 30,000 people each year, as well as over 300 artists that participate. The festival is held at Kentuck Park and has been labeled as one of the best folk art festivals in the U.S. The first Tuesday of every December brings Dickens Downtown, a Victorian-style celebration of the holiday season with performances by local choirs, a town crier, Theatre Tuscaloosa, and Father Christmas himself.
For your Sunday worship needs, you will not have to go far in Northport to find a church that is right for you. The city itself has a large number of churches covering many different denominations, as well as even more in nearby Tuscaloosa. Local Christian churches include New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Northport First United Methodist Church, and Riverwood Presbyterian. Those of Jewish faith need only travel a short distance to reach Temple Emanu-El in Tuscaloosa. Other worship options in the area include Living Praise Worship Center and Bethlehem Freewill Pentecostal in Northport and Jehovah's Witnesses West and Knox Temple in Tuscaloosa.