in Shelby County

Harpersville’s motto, “rich past, bright future,” could not describe this Shelby County town any better. One of Shelby County’s oldest communities, Harpersville has a history that goes back over 200 years to some of Alabama’s first settlers. This rich past and strong communal spirit make Harpersville the ideal spot in Shelby County for someone who wants a quaint, tight-knit experience but still enjoys the ease of access to many big urban amenities. In a town of only 1,800, you can expect to feel a strong sense of community where everyone cares about everyone else, but you’re never far away from Birmingham, which has more entertainment you can find when you’re not out enjoying the beauties of Harpersville.


Located on the Coosa River, Harpersville is just 10 miles from Lake Logan Martin and is at the crossroads of Lay Lake and Lake Martin, which means that no matter which direction you head, you’re bound to run into some fun activities. 

Both Lay Lake and Logan Martin are excellent fishing lakes. Both lakes have hosted tournaments, and Lay Lake has even been the site of the Bassmaster Classic—one of professional fishing’s biggest events!

Don’t forget about the Coosa River for your next outing! It is one of Alabama’s best and is the pride of Shelby County. Located just minutes from Harpersville, this is a must-see for nature lovers and fishermen alike!

Small Town Delights

Who doesn’t love a charming small town with places to visit for all ages? Harpersville is the perfect place for planning your next outing in Shelby County. 

Morgan Creek Winery is one of the south’s best spots for wine lovers, or those looking to plan their next event. This winery’s muscadine wine is absolutely incredible! They also have plenty of event space for weddings or corporate get-togethers. You do not want to miss this spot next time you’re in the area! 

But that is not all! Old Baker Farm is one of Shelby County’s best spots for a day out on the farm. Whether it’s a summer sunflower garden, a fall trip to the pumpkin patch, or a family outing to cut down your next Christmas tree this December, Old Baker Farm has a lot to explore for a day out in beautiful, rural Shelby County that is fit for anyone to enjoy.

Step into Black Sheep Antiques to score a fun find. An enchanting medley of vintage items, peculiarities, and charming valuables awaits you. Whether it’s the meticulously crafted classical furniture or the aged artworks depicting tales of history, each nook harbors a concealed treasure eager to be found. 

Fun Family Activities

Harpersville offers more than just farm visits or vineyard tours to meet your entertainment needs! For all the sports lovers out there, there is no shortage of fun activities and amenities to keep you busy. At J.W. Donahoo Park there are plenty of ways you can get active. The park features an awesome, winding walking trail perfect for a jog or a long walk. 

There are also two tennis courts, a baseball field, and a soccer field. If you’re looking to make a day out of your trip to the park, J.W. Donahoo is the perfect spot! Playgrounds and pavilions make the park a great place to set up, relax, and spend some quality time with loved ones while you enjoy the outdoors in Shelby County. 

Golfers, be sure to book a tee time at the Meadows Golf Course. This public, 18-hole course features a driving range, putting and chipping green, and an awesome spot to get a bite to eat after a round!

Great Food

Harpersville offers an abundance of delicious dining options. Local favorites dot the map around town and feature some of the best southern cuisine in Alabama. 

Over at the Meadows Golf Course, Big Amp’s Bar and Grill is one of the best spots in town to get a burger or other killer menu items!

For barbecue aficionados, HawgTide Bar-B-Q features some of the best Bar-B-Q in the state! Local favorites include the Cuban Pastrami Rueben, and their pulled pork is BBQ perfection! Sides like creamy corn, cole slaw, and collards will leave you happy (and full) so don’t forget to stop by next time you’re in town. 

A Quick Trip To Big City Amenities

While we’ve talked a lot about the natural beauty of Harpersville so far, we have yet to mention how close Harpersville is to Birmingham. Just 30 or so minutes from town, you’re never far from bigger city amenities that Birmingham can offer. But we’re sure you’ll be back to Harpersville when you see how great the town is.

Get Out To Harpersville

Harpersville may be a small town, but it packs a big punch when it comes to charm, community, and natural beauty. Its historical significance, welcoming atmosphere, and stunning surroundings make it an awesome place to call home in Shelby County. Explore more of Shelby County and discover new areas and attractions!