Lake Martin Presidents Day: A Celebration of Heritage and Community

Lake Martin Presidents Day

As the owner of Lake Martin Dock Company, I’ve always been passionate about our community and the rich heritage we share. Lake Martin Presidents Day is more than just a holiday; it’s a celebration of our national history and a great opportunity for community engagement. In this spirit, let’s explore various ways we can celebrate Presidents’ Day right here at Lake Martin.

Lake Martin Presidents Day Local Events and Celebrations

As a business owner and resident at Lake Martin, I find these events not only enlightening but also an excellent way for local businesses to engage with the community.

Below, we’ve listed out the must-attend events this month, ensuring you don’t miss out on the fun and excitement that Lake Martin has to offer.

  1. Main Street’s Chili & Gumbo Cook-Off (February 17) For more details or to sign-up, please contact Main Street Alexander City by dropping by the office, sending an email, or text/call (256) 786-0584
  2. Alabama Bass Nation State Qualifier #1 (February 17) Participate in the Alabama Bass Nation State Qualifier #1 on February 17 at Wind Creek State Park! For more information, please contact Andrew Vitu or visit
  3. Wildlife Presentation – Naturalist Cabin (February 17 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm) Appropriate for all ages – stop by and learn! No charge – everyone is welcome!
  4. Guided Nature Tour – Adamson Road Trailhead (February 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm) This energetic hike is intended to catalyze appreciation for the nature that surrounds you. Appropriate for warmly dressed participants ages 5 – 105.
  5. Alex City Arts Presents The Eric Essix Group (February 22 @ 7:00 pm) Time and place to be decided. Follow Alex City Arts Facebook page for details.
  6. Furs of the Forest – Naturalist Cabin (February 24 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm) A live forest creature will also be with our Naturalist at the start of Russell Forest Run on Feb 24th.
  7. Russell Forest Run (February 24 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am) REGISTRATION is now open, so click here and register! Keep an eye on Facebook and the run website for any changes!
  8. 5th Annual Lake Martin Wedding & Event Expo (February 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) Meet and greet with local vendors and plan your next big event as they showcase a variety of products and services. Vendor booths are available for $75; please contact (256) 329-3600. General admission is $10 at the door.

Exploring Lake Martin’s Popular Islands with a Focus on Water Safety

Lake Martin offers unique experiences and breathtaking natural beauty. These spots are perfect for boating, swimming, and enjoying the scenic views. These islands are among the many that contribute to the charm and appeal of Lake Martin’s natural landscape.

Some of the popular islands at Lake Martin:

  1. Chimney Rock Island: Famous for its large rock formation resembling a chimney, it’s a well-known spot for boating and swimming.
  2. Acapulco Rock Island: Popular among thrill-seekers for its cliff jumping opportunities. This formation that most people call Chimney Rock is actually Acapulco Rock. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away.
  3. Goat Island: Once known for the goats that inhabit the island, it’s a unique attraction for visitors. In March of 2022 the goats were removed from the island.
  4. Young’s Island: Known for its sandy shores and is a favorite spot for boaters to pull up and enjoy a day on the water.

However, while reveling in these attractions, we at Lake Martin Dock Company strongly advocate for water safety. We remind everyone to wear life jackets, respect local guidelines, private properties, take your trash with you and be aware of their surroundings when swimming or boating. Our priority is not just to ensure that everyone has a great time at these iconic spots but also to ensure that they do so safely. Remember, a safe day at the lake is a perfect day at the lake.

Celebrating Together

Presidents’ Day at Lake Martin is an opportunity to celebrate our national heritage while enjoying the beauty and camaraderie of our local community. Let’s use this day to come together, learn from our past, and engage with our neighbors and friends in meaningful ways.
I invite each of you to join in the Presidents’ Day celebrations. Let’s honor our history, engage with our community, and make this Presidents’ Day a memorable one at Lake Martin.

Smooth sailing!


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