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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

Romantic Drive Along the Byway

Picture this: The birds are chirping, the sun is setting over Mobile Bay, and you and your significant other are riding side by side to your next adventure. Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway can definitely provide a romantic backdrop for your trip, but the romance expands when you exit the vehicle for these lovely excursions. ...Read More

February 13th, 2019|Categories: Connecting with Nature|Tags: , , , |

Birdwatching on the Byway

As  a top North American location for bird viewing, Dauphin Island offers some of the best spots in the world to catch sight of winged beauties! The area features more than 135 acres of salt marshes, forests and dunes - as well as a lake and a beach - which are home to 420 bird ...Read More

Plan your spring road trip along the Alabama Scenic Byway

Who doesn’t enjoy the Great American Road Trip? We’ve got great sites and destinations along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, part of the National Scenic Byway. If you’re thinking of getting away during the spring, the communities of southern Mobile County make terrific destinations. Wildlife is abundant, and the foliage includes azaleas and camellias in breathtaking shades ...Read More

Check out indoor activities for cold-weather days

What can you do on the coast when it’s cold outside? As it turns out, plenty. You’ll discover lots of indoor attractions along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. The Estuarium at Dauphin Island Sea Lab is a wonderful place to spend the day with the family. Kids love the stingray touch pool and the dozens of aquariums ...Read More

Great winter fishing spots

Fishing along the Alabama Gulf Coast is popular in warmer months. But did you know winter fishing can also provide a great haul? During cooler weather, anglers reel in amberjack, Spanish mackerel, flounder, mullet, sheepshead, grouper and more. Dip a line in waterways along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. A great place to start is the Gulf ...Read More

Where should you set up to see enjoy local Mardi Gras parades?

It’s turning purple, green and gold along the Alabama Coast and that means just one thing: Mardi Gras season. Get your nets and baskets ready as the good times start rolling at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, with the area’s first parade, the Krewe de la Dauphine on Dauphin Island. The following Saturday, Feb. ...Read More