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Seeking adventure? It’s time for geocaching!

Fall is the best time to explore and discover. One of our favorite ways to do that is to set off on a friends-and-family adventure of geocaching along the Alabama Gulf Coast trails. Explore a whole new world and find hidden treasure all around you! Geocaching is a great way to get outside, enjoy nature ...Read More

Must-see Alabama coast attractions to visit this fall

Being outdoors in the fall, especially in Alabama, is what it’s all about: bright blue skies, sunny days, comfortable temperatures, less humidity, and warm Gulf of Mexico waters. It really is a wonderful time for exploring the best outdoor attractions and enjoying the beautiful white-sand beaches. Plan a road trip today from Mobile to Orange ...Read More

Why Being Around Water Makes Us Happier

A bubbling brook. A roaring waterfall. The surf rolling onto the sand. Research now shows that being near water really does make us happier and healthier!   Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols explains the phenomenon in his bestselling book, Blue Mind: the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make ...Read More

Commemorating the Battle of Mobile Bay at Fort Morgan

Plan your summer byway tour around the Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 3, 2019, at Fort Morgan Historic Site. This annual event provides one of the most exciting and educational opportunities to connect with the past along Alabama’s Coastal Connection Scenic Byway. About the Battle of Mobile Bay The Battle of ...Read More

Kayak Your Way through Graham Creek Nature Preserve

Grab a paddle and get ready to explore! Kayaking through Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a wonderful way to experience the byway’s natural beauty any month of the year. If you’re looking for an active and educational experience for yourself or your family, this is a Foley, Ala. favorite. Graham Creek Nature Preserve is home ...Read More

Free museums to visit along the byway

There is so much to see and do along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, from hiking and biking through nature to sitting on the white beaches to fishing our waters. But if you’re looking for a way to mix things up, our museums are the way to go. Whether you’re trying to make the most of a ...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

Hands-on learning at the Estuarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Getting students engaged and keeping them interested are two of the aims of the hands-on learning experiences at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). http://www.disl.org/ Programs are offered all year at the DISL that open the world underwater to learners of all ages.   “We feel that the hands-on approach we use effectively engages all ...Read More

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Byway Summer Camps Kids Love

From critters and crafts to seashells and scenes, summer camps along Alabama’s Coastal Connection offer a variety of fun activities to keep kids interested and engaged on hot summer days.   Discovery Hall programs of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab offer a variety of day and overnight camps, with options for young children to a ...Read More