There are many ways to enjoy Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but none offers more scenic views than this “Connecting with Nature” itinerary. Take two days to and experience the beauty and variety of the natural assets of Alabama’s Gulf Coast and the interpretive facilities that help visitors understand their connection. Spring and fall are the best times of year to enjoy this itinerary, and completion times will vary depending upon the degree of interest in hiking and/or biking along the variety of trails.

After beginning your drive along the rural farmlands of Mobile County and by the scenic docks of Bayou La Batre, continue across the Dauphin Island bridge onto the island. Beachfront accommodations on the island make a great place to relax and recharge before beginning the next segment of your journey.