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|

Fourth of July in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Get ready to light up the night and enjoy the fun that can only be had during a holiday on Alabama’s Coastal Connection in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Celebrations start early along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Visit The Wharf in Orange Beach on July 2 for some fun sure to brighten your holiday. Kids’ ...Read More

Byway Summer Camps Kids Love

From critters and crafts to seashells and scenes, summer camps along Alabama’s Coastal Connection offer a variety of fun activities to keep kids interested and engaged on hot summer days.   Discovery Hall programs of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab offer a variety of day and overnight camps, with options for young children to a ...Read More

Fresh oysters abound in Baldwin and Mobile counties

Craving those succulent morsels of tenderness that melt in your mouth? With the invention of refrigeration, oysters can be purchased fresh any time of year, even in months without an “R.” Boats arrive daily in both Mobile and Baldwin counties, so seafood has never been easier or fresher to purchase.   Eat Alabama Seafood, the ...Read More

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea|

3rd Annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Fishing Tournament

Grab your fishing reel and slide into your kayak or canoe for the third annual Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic Aug. 6. The event, sponsored by the Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, expects about 250 anglers competing in the junior and senior divisions.   “Our town is beautiful and has a unique atmosphere,” ...Read More