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Little River Canyon

The Perfect Place for a Scenic Afternoon Drive

No need to travel great distances to see the beauty of the mountains. Little River Canyon is a short 25 minute beautiful scenic drive away from Lazy River Cottage in Mentone, AL.

No matter what time of year you visit the Lookout Mountain area, a drive through Little River Canyon National Preserve will not disappoint. The canyon's landscape transforms with each season that passes and its beauty is rediscovered with every visit.

According to Little River Canyon's website, it is "one of the deepest and most extensive canyon and gorge systems in the eatern United States, at times measuring 500 feet from edge of cliffs to river bottom."

Little River Canyon National Preserve protects 15,288 acres of land and numerous plants and animals, many of which are endangered.

There are lots of things to do while at Little River Canyon, but to drive through and enjoy the beauty is free. There are numerous overlooks to stop and take in all the beauty before you. The winding roads make for a peaceful relaxing afternoon enjoying the beauty of nature.

Little River Canyon was formed by the very same Little River that Lazy River Cottage is sitting on. The power of water and its ability to create such a deep and beautiful canyon and gorge is a wonder to behold.

Visit to plan your next visit and see some of the other adventures that await in this beautiful area.

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We would love to host your next mountain getaway to Mentone, AL! Located on Little River by DeSoto Falls, kayak beautiful Little River during your stay at Lazy River Cottage with kayaks provided for guest use. Check out our website at for more information about Lazy River Cottage in Mentone, AL, just steps from DeSoto Falls and DeSoto Falls Trailheads.

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Hi, thanks for stopping by!

We happened upon this best-kept secret in North Alabama in 2017 when looking for a place to spend quality time with family.  The serene beauty of Mentone, AL along with its close proximity to Chattanooga, Huntsville, Birmingham, and Atlanta drew us in. 


Our family has spent as much time as possible on Little River by Desoto Falls ever since.  It has become a place of refuge and rest for our family and we have been blessed to have the opportunity to make countless memories in this extraordinary area of the state. 

We hope you and your family and friends will make as many wonderful memories here as we have.

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