/Connecting with Nature

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

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

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