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Local Conservation Efforts

Earth Day has come and gone, but these local organizations and events are dedicated to conservation 365 days of the year. Leave Only Footprints This organization is on a mission to ensure Alabama’s Gulf Coast remains a beautiful place to live, work and play. Its programs help individuals make smart and responsible choices for a ...Read More

Explore Gulf State Park

Endless activities can be found within the 6,500 acres of nature at Gulf State Park. The park includes first-class amenities, accommodations and events to be enjoyed by families visiting the Gulf Coast. Accommodations Several accommodation options are available at Gulf State Park. Bring your camper or RV to one of the 496 full-hookup campsites. The ...Read More

Civil War History (Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan)

Mobile Bay is home to two historical and iconic landmarks: Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan. Take a day to explore them both! You may have heard the phrase “Damn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!” That was the infamous order given by Admiral Farragut at Fort Gaines during the Battle of Mobile Bay. Fort Gaines ...Read More

Celebrate Easter on Alabama’s Coastal Connection

Communities throughout Alabama’s Coastal Connection will soon be celebrating Easter. You are invited to join in on the festivals, egg hunts, bunny appearances, sunrise services and more.  Egg hunts and Easter bunny appearances Get your Easter baskets ready! These Gulf Coast venues are hosting some favorite Easter traditions: the Easter egg hunt and a chance ...Read More

Explore Dauphin Island

Traffic lights are few, and bike paths and walking trails are many on Dauphin Island. Home to Historic Fort Gaines, the Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and the Mobile Bay Ferry, this oasis provides family-friendly fun away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Dauphin Island beckons you to slow down and spend ...Read More

Seasonal Beauty at Bellingrath

Do you have an appreciation for beautiful blooms? Bellingrath Gardens should be a priority stop when traveling on Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Set on a gorgeous Southern estate, Bellingrath boasts 65 acres of floral plumage 365 days a year, so there is never a bad time to stop in and smell the roses! The time of ...Read More

Spend a Day at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is booming with tourism, business and infrastructure. Every year, thousands visit the area to enjoy its beautiful beaches and area attractions. Among the hustle and bustle of the exciting Gulf Coast area sits land that remains both undeveloped and undisturbed. The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge provides much-needed protection and sanctuary for ...Read More

The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival

Many great art shows and festivals can be found in the small towns surrounding the byway, but there’s only one that dates back 65 years: The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival. This popular festival, like wine, keeps getting better with age! Hundreds of thousands of visitors - as well as both nationally recognized and local ...Read More

Visitor Centers Are a Great Place to Start

Each community along Alabama’s Coastal Connection has its own story to tell. There’s no better place to dive into the culture of these communities than at the area welcome centers.  Meet the Locals There are sure to be locals at the community welcome centers, and they are eager to share their stories and their love ...Read More

Spring Festivals Along the Byway

Ahhh, spring! Flowers are blooming, people are outside, and festivals are in full swing along the Scenic Byway. Five festivals you need to make sure are on your list to check out this spring: 67th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival Approximately 230 exhibitors will line the streets of downtown Fairhope during March 15-17  for ...Read More