Quality of life just got a little better along the Flint



Madison County, Owens Cross Roads and Huntsville are full of people willing to make life a little better for their neighbors.

According to al.com, some nice people from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama just put in a new access point at the Hayes Nature Preserve. They made a number of improvements that make access to the water much easier. You can read about what the mayor had to say about it here.

The access point is located in the  Flint River Greenway parking lot off Old Highway 431.

This is just another example of both the great people and the great recreational opportunities we have in Owens Cross Roads.

Kayaking, or canoeing – depending on your preference– is one of the hottest new recreational activities in the Tennesee Valley.

The main difference, if you’re curious, is a kayak has a closed deck and a canoe doesn’t. There are some other differences, but that’s the easiest to spot.

You’d be hard-pressed to drive down the road at not spot at least one kayak or canoe strapped to the top of someone’s Jeep Cherokee.

It’s become a popular team building excursion for our office at KW, and anytime you drive by a bit of open water on a weekend afternoon it looks like someone has sent a handful of pieces of neon confetti floating down the river.

And now it’s going to be a little easier finding access to the local waterways, especially the Flint River.


If you’re looking to make move. Don’t miss the upcoming Parade of Homes. We’ll have all-hands-on-deck to make sure everyone has access to all the spec homes we have on the ground in Overton.

The parade takes place Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22 from 1-5 p.m. So, come out and see the amazing scenery, experience the quality of a new home first-hand, and you can bring your kayak, too.

Overton is located just past Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary.

From Huntsville take Hwy 431 S (Governors Dr) towards Hampton Cove, turn right (past Wal
Mart) onto Taylor Lane, turn left onto Taylor Road, go a half mile past Goldsmith-Schiffman
Elementary, Overton is on the right.