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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

Get your hook in the water for awesome winter fishing

Cool-weather fishing can produce some great catches along the Alabama Coastal Connection.  It’s a great time for catching amberjack and grouper. The bull reds start running when the temperatures drop, too. Take a four- to six-hour charter fishing trip just off shore and enjoy a good fight from the redfish. In fact, the best time ...Read More

What you can expect to catch while fall fishing

Anyone who has fished Alabama waters knows fall is an awesome time to reel in some great catches. And the benefits of fall fishing include the cooler temperatures, of course, as well as the less-crowded piers and beaches. Ready to get that line wet? When you’re fishing saltwater, prepare to hook amberjack, Spanish mackerel, flounder, ...Read More

Where to camp along the Alabama scenic byway

Pitch a tent! Beautiful parks along Alabama’s Coastal Connection invite you to spend the night under warm Southern skies. Gulf State Park boasts 6,500 acres of land that includes 2.5 miles of beachfront; a beach pavilion with restrooms, showers and shaded picnic tables; three freshwater lakes; a swimming pool; a golf course; a nature center ...Read More

Animals you may encounter along the byway

Like to get out in nature while enjoying a trip along the Alabama Coastal Connection? Several stops along the byway offer great spots for taking a hike. Bring a pair of binoculars so you don’t miss opportunities to see wildlife in their natural settings. Are you aware that more than 360 bird species have been ...Read More

Pitch in during the Alabama Coastal Cleanup

Want to help keep our beautiful beaches clean? You’re in luck! The 31st Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15. It’s not that we don’t appreciate beachgoers cleaning up behind themselves every time they visit the beach, but this is the one day each year our ...Read More

Take a walk on the wild side along the Alabama coast

There are so many places to enjoy the great outdoors along the Alabama Coastal Connection that it’s hard to narrow the list. We’ll try, however, with a few of our favorite stops. If you’re into birdwatching, you’re in luck. The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail offers dozens of places for avid birdwatchers to view an abundance of species. ...Read More

Keep the beaches clean

Headed to beaches along the Alabama Coastal Connection this summer? Great! We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms to our white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. When visiting Alabama’s beaches, keep in mind our Leave Only Footprints initiative. The goal is to keep the beaches pristine, stop plastic from winding up in the ...Read More

Places to pitch a tent along the byway

Is camping a tradition for your family? If so, now’s the time to pack up the gang and your camping gear and hit the road on a trip along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. All along coastal Alabama, we’ve got great spots to stop and park your RV or set up your tents for a fun back-to-nature-style ...Read More