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Visiting Graham Creek Nature Preserve

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. ...Read More

Forts Still Guard Mobile Bay

On either side of the entrance to Mobile Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, a fort greets sailors and visitors. But these are not just gathering places for friends and family. Both Fort Gaines on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan on the western bank of the Fort Morgan Peninsula have storied ...Read More

Dauphin Island Soars as a Birding Spot

If you love the sounds of spring as much as you do the sights, make sure to make a stop at the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary holds a top-four spot in the nation for viewing spring migrations. Whether you cross the little bridge over to Dauphin Island or ferry over ...Read More

Mobile Bay Ferry Rides Add to Byway Adventure

If you’re looking to add to your byway adventure at a more leisurely pace, the Mobile Bay Ferry may be just the stop for you. The ferry offers year-round service across Mobile Bay between Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Tickets can be purchased at varying rates for passage. No matter where you’ll arrive, the journey ...Read More

Hit the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

Anyone who’s ever ventured along Alabama’s Coastal Connection has surely noted the unique biodiversity of the Gulf Coast. Our beautiful landscapes and seascapes are teeming with life, and there are a number of ways for travelers along the Alabama Coastal Connection to get up close and personal with our local wildlife. Birding is a fun ...Read More

Celebrating history at Fort Morgan/Fort Gaines

When venturing along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, you’ll find yourself immersed in the area’s rich history. And there’s no better way to understand Alabama’s unique story than with stops at both Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines. Located 23 miles west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is an historic masonry star fort built to protect the mouth of ...Read More

Pet friendly parks/beaches/outdoor spaces along ACC

Summer is in full swing, and everyone’s itching to head outdoors and hit the beach. But what should you do with Rover? Pet boarding can be exorbitantly expensive, and affordable in-home pet sitters are few and far between. But why should your furry friend miss out on all the fun? Luckily, Alabama’s Coastal Connection boasts ...Read More

Why follow the Alabama Coastal Connection?

Bayfront Park Daphne The Alabama Coastal Connection Scenic Byway connects some of the Gulf Coast’s finest treasures. Mouthwatering restaurants, historic sites and scenic nature trails make for an unforgettable adventure. But what’s the point of the ACC? Why journey through the Scenic Byway? We can think of many reasons, but here are a few ...Read More

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Connecting with Each Other, Connecting with Nature|

Christmas Shopping Along the Coastal Byway

Fill Santa’s sack with all kinds of goodies from shops along the coastal byway. Unique gifts are easy to find when you shop at home and support your neighbors on Alabama’s Coastal Connection. “We think the shopping opportunities in coastal Alabama are about the best there are,” said Ed Rodriguez, president of the Coastal Alabama ...Read More

A Guide to Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights

If you have ever wanted to see a winter wonderland, you must visit Bellingrath’s Magic Christmas in Lights. Even the locals flock to this landmark’s light display that is now celebrating its twentieth year of Christmas magic. Take a stroll through the 65-acre garden estate after dark and you will see more than 1000 displays ...Read More

December 15th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|