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Great hiking spots on the ACC Byway

Settle your soul and enjoy a day spent among nature’s beauty with a hike along one of the many trails on Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. The trails offer diverse ecosystems that lead adventurers through freshwater marshes, pitcher plant bogs, bird sanctuaries and a butterfly garden. Choose the ACC’s Connecting with Nature itinerary or make ...Read More

Convenient Airports on the Coastal Byway

Like to fly? Airports in Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia County, Fla., offer convenient ways to access Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Mobile Regional Airport, offers easy access from both its short-term and long-term parking lots to the terminal. A great perk of flying from the Mobile Regional Airport is the changing art show along the concourse leading ...Read More

Where to Explore Bogs on the Byway

Carnivorous plants that digest insects and other small creatures are the highlight of bogs on Alabama’s Coastal Connection. The rich biodiversity of pitcher plant bogs bring together unique plants and animals on the Gulf Coast that are found nowhere else in the world. Alabama’s Coastal Connection has not one, but two pitcher plants bogs to ...Read More

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Nature|Tags: |

Protect the Past: Adopt the Baldwin County Heritage Museum for a Day

Weave through the past on your next Alabama Gulf Coast vacation and spend a few hours or a full day at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum in Elberta, Alabama. Volunteers have worked to preserve Baldwin County’s history in 20,000 square feet of space and five acres of historic buildings since the museum opened in 1987. ...Read More

Taste of the Bayou

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the winner in the 27th Annual Taste of the Bayou 2016? Find the flavors you crave during the Sept. 24 event showcasing Bayou La Batre’s best cooks and seafood gleaned from our own Gulf of Mexico. More than 30 booths feature delectable dishes prepared by local ...Read More

Volunteering for the Coastal Cleanup on the #AccByway

Here’s your chance to make a big impact on the health of Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Grab your plastic gloves and trash bags and join the Alabama Coastal Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. Now in its 29th year, more than 83,000 volunteers have removed approximately 1.5 million pounds of trash from Alabama’s ...Read More

Keepers of the Bay: The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program

Bringing together all of the diverse groups to assess water quality, living resource abundance, the rate of habitat loss and conservation and the ability of communities to grow while remaining environmentally healthy is the aim of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (NEP). An estuary is the place where salt and fresh water meet and ...Read More

July 26th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Connecting with Nature|

Hot Spots on the Civil War Trail

Be a time traveler this summer when you journey on the Civil War Trail, part of the Connecting with the Past itinerary on the Alabama Coastal Connection. Historic forts are just part of the treasures you’ll find on your journey. Grab the sunscreen, your good walking shoes and sense of adventure. Fort Gaines on Dauphin ...Read More

July 21st, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with the Past|

Find the romance at bed and breakfasts on the Scenic Byway

Cozy up to a romantic bed and breakfast on your next journey down Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. You’ll find variety, spice and a warm welcome at one of the bed and breakfasts in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Bring your appetite for fun and be ready to relax in the environs of your local host. ...Read More

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other|

Hands-on learning at the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Getting students engaged and keeping them interested are two of the aims of the hands-on learning experiences at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). http://www.disl.org/ Programs are offered all year at the DISL that open the world underwater to learners of all ages.   “We feel that the hands-on approach we use effectively engages all ...Read More

July 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|