/Connecting with Nature

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

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

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