Autumn is a quiet, gorgeous time to explore coastal Alabama. Perhaps one of the best ways to experience Alabama’s Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway is by hopping on the 22-mile Eastern Shore Trail.

Created by the Baldwin County Trailblazers, the scenic path includes a series of concrete sidewalks, asphalt, elevated boardwalks and low bridges. The trail extends from I-10, follows U.S. 98 and Scenic 98 through Daphne, Montrose, Fairhope and Point Clear, and ends at Weeks Bay. You’ll likely encounter a mix of runners, pedestrians and cyclists. No worries – you don’t need to be a professional cyclist to enjoy this ride, as most of the trail is paved and flat.

Whether you step out in the morning to conquer the whole trail or just enjoy a short sunset stroll, you will experience diverse beauty and refreshing connections with nature.

Below are a few places you can enter the trail:

  • Mullet Point Park
  • USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
  • Spanish Fort Scenic Overlook
  • Daphne Public Library or Daphne City Hall
  • Fairhope Pier or downtown Fairhope parking deck

For more information, visit the Baldwin County Trailblazers website.