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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

Manatees begin migration to Northern Gulf of Mexico, public encouraged to report sightings

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Alabama (May 18, 2016) -- As warm weather has arrived, so have the northern Gulf’s seasonal endangered visitors - West Indian manatees. Researchers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Manatee Sighting Network (DISL/MSN) have received close to a dozen sightings of manatees in Alabama and Mississippi waters in the last month. Sightings have ...Read More

May 19th, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Connecting with Nature|

Tide-to-Table Restaurants on the Byway

Want your seafood really fresh? Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway has many restaurants ready to grill, fry, blacken or bake the fish you caught.   There’s more than a dozen tide-to-table restaurants on the Scenic Byway, with many of them centered in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area. From casual to haute cuisine, the ...Read More

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Connecting with Nature|

Make Your Next Byway Tour Free and Fabulous

Free is always a good thing, especially when you’re organizing fun activities for a vacation. Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway is chock-full of free fun that will keep the adventure going as long as you have fuel in your tank.   Start your free byway tour by using the Alabama Coastal Connection interactive map to ...Read More

Dauphin Island’s campground offers a great getaway under the canopy of heaven

Does your idea of a getaway involve a camper or tent? The Dauphin Island Park and Beach campground offers a variety of amenities that offer exclusive access to many fun activities while giving you what you really crave: time away from the crowd.   Bring your RV or pitch a tent - there’s room for ...Read More

Farmers markets put sun-ripened produce at your fingertips

If the thought of a juicy, ripe tomato with down-home goodness makes your mouth water, journey to one of the many farmers markets along Alabama’s Coastal Connections Scenic Byways and slake your hunger.   Baldwin County has long been known for its vast array of fresh fruits and vegetables. In some places, these homegrown treats ...Read More

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Nature|

Spring Rainy Day Activities Along the Byway

When the rain gives you puddles, make them into showers of blessings by treating your family to some indoor favorites along the Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway.   Start Day 1 of your Rainy Day Itinerary with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. The fun and interactive exhibits are good for children and adults alike. ...Read More

March 15th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with the Past|

Connecting with the Past at Fort Morgan

Journey to Fort Morgan on the Connecting with the Past tour along the Alabama Coastal Connection, and you’ll find a place rich in history. It may be best known for its role in the August 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay - when Admiral David Farragut shouted, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” – but Fort ...Read More

March 9th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with the Past|

Connecting with Food on the Oyster Trail

Whether you’re in the mood for your oysters to be baked, broiled, fried, stewed or nude, you will find a smorgasbord of dining options across the Alabama Gulf Coast. And sticking to the old adage of eating oysters in months that only have an “R” means February is a great time to enjoy eating oysters ...Read More

February 4th, 2016|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Land and Sea, Connecting with Nature|