21 Lake Martin Things to Do Labor Day Weekend

This beautiful photograph by  @johnpylephotography

This beautiful photograph by @johnpylephotography


Relax.  Sit on the porch and take a deep breath.  Breath Deeply and give thanks.  Count your blessings.


Head to the Wine Tasting at Catherine's Market in Russell Crossroads. The tastings are usually well-stocked with tables full of friends, conversation, and laughter. The tasting is only $5, and you’ll receive 15% off of wine purchases from that night’s selections. Friday 5pm-7pm.  russelllandsonlakemartin.com


Friday On The Green at Russell Crossroads. This is a fun family event every Friday Evening through September 15th. So, grab the fam and your pals, even your pup on a leash, and stop by Russell Crossroads for a great time with lawn games and music. The best part—it’s free! This weekend hearJilla Webb and Kurt McKinney. Jilla and Kurt will take the Green Stage around 6:30! So, pack your cooler and picnic basket.  russelllandsonlakemartin.com


Rise and shine early and take in a yoga class. Saturday, September 2, 7am at The Town Green at Russell Crossroads.  It is FREE!  Bring your yoga mat and water bottle and come enjoy the morning views from the Town Green. russelllandsonlakemartin.com


Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, September 2, 8-10am at the Artist Cabin at Russell Crossroads
  The Russell Crossroads Community Garden Club will hold the season’s first Pancake Breakfast of the season Labor Day Weekend. Saturday morning, from 8am–10am, members of the Community Garden Club will be serving their famous pancakes hot off the griddle. Bring your family for breakfast. It’s a great way to start a perfect Saturday in the Lake Martin area. russelllandsonlakemartin.com


Head into downtown Alexander City to stock up on a few things.  First stop is the Farmers Market.  Located on Church Street next to the First Baptist Church.  Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers.  Be sure to stock up on homemade jams and jellies too.


Always put the Emporium Wine on your list.  They have a great selection of all types of spirits including wine, beautiful bourbons and a wonderful cigar collection.  You can grab a sandwich here while shopping too.  Tell Henry we sent you.  Emporium Wine 128 Calhoun Street  Alexander City, Al 35010.  Phone: 256-212-9463


Stop by the Women's Boutique on MainStreet.  Great selection of women's apparel, shoes and accessories.  You are sure to find a special treat for yourself.


Pop into the Alabama's Street Makers Market on Main Street.  Here you'll find a few pieces of artwork and pottery you really need.  The Alabama and Auburn glassware that just arrived would be perfect for your football gatherings.


Wellborn Musclecar Museum.  Yep! This should be on everyone's list of things to do.  The Wellborn Musclecar Museum is devoted to the great American automobiles of the1960's and 1970's, showcasing classics such as the Charger, theRoadrunner, and the Superbee, as well as the nation's largest High Performance Dodge collection. Right here in Downtown Alexander City! wellbornmusclecarmuseum.com


Longleaf Antique Mall. It is huge and has a collection of antiques and flea market finds. It is fun to grab a buggy and take off. Located in the old Alexander City Shopping Center just off Highway 63.   Click here for more info


Visit The Naturalist Ms. Marianne. She is a delight.  Always interesting for the whole family. Saturday, September 2, 10am-2pm
Sunday, September 3, 1-5pm

The Naturalist Cabin at Russell Crossroads
As summer draws to a close and school is back in session, we’ll have classes that teach about classes! This month we’ll discuss how various Russell Forest residents are classified. russelllandsonlakemartin.com


SEC Football!!  Of course this is on everyone's list and a no brainer. :) There is no better place than Lake Martin to gather together, cook out and scream at the tv.


Copper's Grill.  One of Lake Martin's newest hot spots.  Located inside the gates of StillWaters and you can get shuttle service from the lake.  Great restaurant with nightly entertainment.  Also a great place to dine and enjoy the football games.  coppersgrill.com


Head to the Rock.  You know it is where you'll find all your friends.  Let the kids jump. Sit and people watch for a while.


Beach It.  It is just what we do at Lake Martin.  Find a secluded area or join in the fun at some of the hang outs like big beach.  But be sure to take everything you came with including all your trash!!  Keep Lake Martin clean...please!


Worship at Lake Martin.  We are blessed to have three lake front churches during the summers on Lake Martin.  Check out the schedules for Church in the Pines, Living Waters and New Water.  Lake Martin Church Services


The Landing at Parker Creek and the Jungle Boat.  Now this is just pure fun for everyone.  The Landing at Parker Creek has a great menu, easy and relaxed outdoor fun for everyone and send the kids off to the jungle boat while you take a break.  thelandingatparkercreek.com


Chuck's Marina for Pizza!!  It is an absolute must.  It is just the best pizza and a fun place to gather.  The entire family always has fun at Chucks. Follow along on their facebook to stay in the know.


Labor Day Concert at the Amp!  This is gonna be a great one.

Sunday, September 3
Gates open at 5pm
Show starts at 6pm
The AMP on Lake Martin

A great night of awesome country music happens only at The AMP on Lake Martin, Sunday, September 3. Join the fun as we welcome The Bank Walkers, Rexton Lee, Ashton Shepherd and James Otto! Tickets are only $10 and can be found at The Company Store at Russell Crossroads, Nails Convenience Store, and at the Russell Lands Corporate office. Or, purchase securely online at The AMP website. Come join the fun Labor Day Weekend!

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Sunday Night Suppers at Springhouse.

Have you made your reservation for this weekend’s Sunday Night Supper at SpringHouse? Join us for the family-style meal with dishes hand-picked by Chef Rob. Cocktails and mingling begin at 6pm, dinner is served at 6:30pm. Sunday’s menu includes Fried Chicken, Hickory Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Roasted Squash and Zucchini with fresh herbs, Corn on the Cob, Cucumber and Tomato Salad and dessert.

Space is limited, so call now to book: 256.215.7080! $40 per person, plus beverages, tax and gratuity.  Details at Springhouse Restaurant at Russell Crossroads

Most of All ..... Be Safe Enjoy Your Family and Friends and Have Fun