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Spring Activities Along the Coastal Byway

Warmer weather provides the perfect backdrop for springtime events along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Locals and tourists alike clamor to get outdoors and enjoy all the season has to offer. This spring, Alabama’s Coastal Byway is in full bloom, offering a number of events and activities to suit every taste. Below, we’ve listed some of our ...Read More

April 5th, 2017|Categories: Connecting with Each Other|

Why follow the Alabama Coastal Connection?

Bayfront Park Daphne The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway connects some of the Gulf Coast’s finest treasures. Mouthwatering restaurants, historic sites and scenic nature trails make for an unforgettable adventure. But what’s the point of the ACC? Why journey through the Scenic Byway? We can think of many reasons, but here are a few ...Read More

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Nature|

Cast your line along the ACC

The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway winds near spots that are a fisherman’s dream. Whether you’re an avid angler or looking to try your hand for the first time, the various fishing holes along the way are great fun! Starke’s Landing/May Day Park – Throw a line into Mobile Bay and see what bites! This ...Read More

Nature photography along the ACC

Luscious green marshland, colorful chirping birds, vivid forestry and sparkling blue water are just a few of the brilliant sights the Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway has to offer. With camera in hand, you’re sure to capture stunning images of the natural beauty of the Gulf Coast. Mobile Bay makes for a nice subject to ...Read More

Let the ACC help with homeschooling

As homeschooling children becomes more popular, more families are searching for ways to engage children outside of the house. Field trips can get pricey, and some facilities only accommodate large groups for the full experience. What’s a parent to do? Luckily, there are reasonably priced attractions along the Gulf Coast that are fantastic learning opportunities ...Read More

Fun in Fairhope

Fairhope is a hot spot on the Alabama Coastal Connection. The quaint city is known for its beautiful pier and parks, along with its friendly Southern charm that’s hard to surpass. Downtown Fairhope showcases plenty of specialty shops and stores to explore. With storefronts boasting one-of-a-kind retail items to neat eats, walking the sidewalks is ...Read More

Educational experiences in store at Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island, referred to as the “Sunset Capital of Alabama,” is a stop along the Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway that offers fun-yet-educational experiences. The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a great place to visit with the family and learn about marine science. With many educational programs during school and summer seasons, there’s no shortage of ...Read More

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Attractions, Just for Kids|

Spring birding on the causeway

It’s almost time for spring birding, and as many nature lovers know, it’s essential to have a good bird-watching spot (or several!) as migration begins. Many points along the  Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway are ideal for birding. The Eastern Shore, Mobile Bay Causeway and Blakeley Island birding loop intertwines with parts of the byway. An ...Read More

Where to hang your hammock along the Alabama Coastal Connection

The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway shows off the state’s historic and natural wonders. Serene spots throughout the byway provide places where one can take in everything nature has to offer. Looking for the right place to hang up your hammock and relax? Any of the places mentioned below are ready for you!  Bayfront Park ...Read More

A Ferry Ride to Soothe the Soul

The Mobile Bay Ferry Service, connecting Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan, is much more than a means of transportation. Considered “the Gulf Coast’s Most Scenic Drive,” the ferry offers a one-of-a-kind experience.  The ferry began service in the 1980s as a privately owned entity, but since 2005 has been handled by HMS Global Maritime through ...Read More