One of my number one features of Tuscaloosa is the Black Warrior River, but it provides a source of natural beauty as well as recreational activities! The river is named for the Native American Trive, the “Warrior” tribe, who once inhabited the area. The winds through the city as well as served as a transferation route for the coal as well as timber industries in the nineteenth century, then old mill sites as well as the historic districts of the city are remnants of the river’s historical importance. I prefer sauntering along the Riverwalk as well as appreciating the stunning views. There are historical makers along the trail that deliver information into the region’s past, and from the Native American heritage, the Civil War ear as well as the industrial revolution, the river is an integral component; When the magnolias, petwoods as well as azaleas start blooming in the Spring, I like to picnic at one of the riverside parks. I watch for songbirds as well as all strange types of waterfowl, during the summer, the heat as well as humidity in Tuscaloosa can be brutal. The river is an opening to cool off. I can kayak as well as canoe on the calm waters. To get my heart pumping, I sometimes jog or ride my back along the trails. Although I’m not a fan of fishing, there are bass, catfish as well as crappie in the river that bring in lots of fishermen. At all times per, the Black Warrior River is the scene of a wide variety of festivals as well as community events. There are live music performances, art exhibitions as well as the annual “Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races.” Teams paddle intricate dragon boats for a fun spectacle.