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Summer workshops at Bellingrath

Gulf Coast gardeners, get excited! Wonderful Wednesdays are back at Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Each summer, Bellingrath partners with guest lecturers and renowned members of the horticultural and gardening community to bring guests Wonderful Wednesdays, a workshop series beginning in June to help gardening enthusiasts make the most of Alabama’s long growing season.  June 14 is ...Read More

A quaint stay along the ACC

If historic homes interest you more than exploring Civil War forts, we’ve got good news for you. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in Gulf Coast history is through its architecture. Some of Alabama’s best coastal inns offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience a little bit of the state’s history, and Alabama’s ...Read More

Taking a tour of the GulfQuest museum

There are plenty of ways to get out and explore all Alabama’s scenic byways have to offer. But there are places just a bit off the byway that are worth a little extra drive time. For a crash course in all things coastal, consider a trip to the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum in Mobile. The museum ...Read More

Discover Farmers Markets along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

With a temperate climate and proximity to so many bodies of water, it’s no surprise Alabama produces a rich array of farmers market fare. And with so much fresh food to celebrate this time of year, it’s easy to see why Alabama’s coastal farmers markets abound. Southern favorites like strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, watermelon and collard ...Read More

Eat your way along the ACC

Good eats abound along Alabama’s coast, and it’s easy to see why! Our year-round growing season, access to the freshest gulf seafood, and our Southern traditions result in culinary creations that’ll leave you wanting more. You can’t go wrong when eating your way along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but you’ll love breaking bread at these favorite ...Read More

Make a stop at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

It doesn’t take much convincing to get us out on Weeks Bay in Fairhope, Alabama. Relaxing in nature, taking in the hauntingly beautiful scenery, and spotting the diverse flora and fauna are just a few reasons to get out and explore Alabama’s Coastal Connection. There’s no time like the present to visit the Weeks Bay National ...Read More

Make a Stop at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

When venturing along the Gulf Coast this year, consider a stop at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Moss Point, Mississippi, just before Alabama’s coastal byway begins. The Grand Bay Reserve offers a variety of experiences for those looking to enjoy nature and a little adventure. From paddling to birding to fishing, there’s much to ...Read More

Bird Banding is Back at Fort Morgan

Grab your flock and head to Fort Morgan this month for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with nature along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Starting April 18, the Coastal Alabama Bird Banding Project is back at the historical Civil War site. Researchers here are studying the migratory patterns of birds passing through the Coastal Alabama section of ...Read More

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|