When visiting the Foley Byway, Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a stop for all ages to enjoy. If you love learning about the outdoors or just experiencing them, you’ll find plenty of unique opportunities at Graham Creek. Bring your young children or their school groups to Observe and Explore at the preserve’s structured learning events. Plan to get hands-on and practice your skills on the bow and arrow at the available youth and adult ranges in the Archery Park. Stroll through the site’s butterfly garden and unload your kayak after a walk down the trails. You really can’t go wrong spending your afternoon at Graham Creek.

Graham Creek Nature

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, the unique and challenging landscape of Graham Creek will keep you coming back for more! Turn your hike into a fitness challenge with a stop at the monkey bars and a few rounds on the climbing wall mid-hike. The trails are also accessible on your mountain bike. Bring your dog for a walk with built-in pump water systems available on the trail to keep them hydrated. The canoe/kayak launch is also an enticing portal to discovering the coastal landscape on a warm day. Enjoy a round of disc golf with your buddies in the great outdoors. The day is yours to seize and enjoy along Alabama’s Coastal Connection.

When you are exploring off the beaten path, make sure not to step on vegetation. Diverse and rare plant species dot the landscape. A fragile ecosystem of animals and plants can easily be devastated by human interference. Modeling environmental conservation is important for children and teenagers to see. Teach them how they can contribute to a healthier planet! We’ve also got some other preservation and stewardship tips for you to explore. Keep your world and your scenic byways clean and pristine!

A visit to Alabama will make it clear that our natural world needs protecting. Whether you fall in love with the wildlife, the sporting activities, or the abundance of peaceful scenery, we hope you find what connects you to Alabama’s Coastal Connection.