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Why Being Around Water Makes Us Happier

A bubbling brook. A roaring waterfall. The surf rolling onto the sand. Research now shows that being near water really does make us happier and healthier!   Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols explains the phenomenon in his bestselling book, Blue Mind: the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make ...Read More

Beat the Heat: Your Guide to Indoor Museums Along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

While many of the highlights along Alabama’s Coastal Connection take you out into the summer sunshine, sometimes you need to beat the heat with a day inside. Coastal Alabama is full of rich history and free indoor museums just waiting to be explored. Baldwin County Heritage Museum Head to Elberta to get a taste of ...Read More

Planning Your Summer Trip Along the Byway

Get off the beaten path this summer along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. Whether you need an extra dose of the great outdoors, avenues to dig into the past, or meaningful time together, we have an itinerary designed to help make the connections you’re looking for. Keep reading for a head start on planning the ...Read More

Commemorating the Battle of Mobile Bay at Fort Morgan

Plan your summer byway tour around the Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 3, 2019, at Fort Morgan Historic Site. This annual event provides one of the most exciting and educational opportunities to connect with the past along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. About the Battle of Mobile Bay The Battle of ...Read More

5 byway sites protecting land and water along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

As you explore Alabama's Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway, it won’t take you long to realize why there is a strong movement to protect its natural beauty, wildlife and coastal barrier strength. Coastal ecosystems are both fierce and fragile. They’re vital for wildlife, those who make their home and livelihood inland, and global environmental systems. ...Read More

5 Favorite Photo Spots Along Alabama’s Coastal Connection

It’s no secret that Alabama’s Coastal Connection is full of scenic places to snap that insta-worthy photo. But where are the best photo spots along our National Scenic Byway? Photographers and selfie-pros, we’ve got your answer! Read on for five of our favorite locations for photos you (and your friends) will love. 1. Bellingrath Gardens ...Read More

Kayak Your Way through Graham Creek Nature Preserve

Grab a paddle and get ready to explore! Kayaking through Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a wonderful way to experience the byway’s natural beauty any month of the year. If you’re looking for an active and educational experience for yourself or your family, this is a Foley, Ala. favorite. Graham Creek Nature Preserve is home ...Read More

Great hiking spots on the ACC Byway

Settle your soul and enjoy a day spent among nature’s beauty with a hike along one of the many trails on Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. The trails offer diverse ecosystems that lead adventurers through freshwater marshes, pitcher plant bogs, bird sanctuaries and a butterfly garden. Choose the ACC’s Connecting with Nature itinerary or make ...Read More

Hands-on learning at the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Getting students engaged and keeping them interested are two of the aims of the hands-on learning experiences at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). http://www.disl.org/ Programs are offered all year at the DISL that open the world underwater to learners of all ages.   “We feel that the hands-on approach we use effectively engages all ...Read More

July 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fourth of July in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Get ready to light up the night and enjoy the fun that can only be had during a holiday on Alabama’s Coastal Connection in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Celebrations start early along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Visit The Wharf in Orange Beach on July 2 for some fun sure to brighten your holiday. Kids’ ...Read More