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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

Byway Summer Camps Kids Love

From critters and crafts to seashells and scenes, summer camps along Alabama’s Coastal Connection offer a variety of fun activities to keep kids interested and engaged on hot summer days.   Discovery Hall programs of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab offer a variety of day and overnight camps, with options for young children to a ...Read More

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|