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southern roots / Classic Cullman Stony Lonesome hosts specialty short-track and hill-climbing races for niche enthusiasts of all kinds Wireless internet is always on at the park’s front RIʏFHZKHUH\RXFDQDOVRUHQWDKHOPHW '27KHOmets are required) and restock on conveniences. stony lonesome ohv park The newly-constructed, rustic-themed building also sports classrooms and a registration area. With a mission that commits Alabama’s only publicly-owned off-road park to remaining a “family oriented, safe and environmentally friendly” place, Stony Lonesome has racked up national recognition for its quality walking, hiking, biking and motorized trails. It’s also an exemplar for other county governments: a success story of community planning, visionary municipal leadership, land management and park development. And the park’s just getting started: to add to its existing 150-plus miles of trails, Cullman County Parks and Recreation is looking to expand the park through the acquisition of roughly 60 more acres. All it takes is one spin through Stony Lonesome and you’ll be itching to let someone in on your newfound secret. Just be sure they don’t mind getting more than a little bit dirty. - 98 classic 2016.indd 98 8/31/2016 10:38:01 AM