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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

The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival

Many great art shows and festivals can be found in the small towns surrounding the byway, but there’s only one that dates back 65 years: The Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival. This popular festival, like wine, keeps getting better with age! Hundreds of thousands of visitors - as well as both nationally recognized and local ...Read More

Plan a day trip to Bayou La Batre

If you like to get off the beaten path, get off I-10 at Grand Bay and take a scenic drive along Highway 188 to the traditional fishing village of Bayou La Batre, the “Seafood Capital of Alabama.” Founded in 1786 by Joseph Bosarge, Bayou La Batre was the first permanent settlement on the south Mobile ...Read More

August 14th, 2018|Categories: Connecting with Land and Sea|Tags: , , , , , |

Take a scenic drive along the byway

Good things take time, and when it comes to the Alabama Coastal Connection, it’s worth the extra time to take the scenic route. From incredible restaurants to charming small towns to white sand beaches, the Alabama scenic byway has everything you need to start planning your perfect summer road trip. Pack your bags, create the ...Read More

A day well spent in Fairhope

Fairhope is a favorite stop along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, and its magic is difficult to pinpoint. This unique little artist colony is one of those places you just have to experience for yourself. Fairhope is best explored at a slow pace with no set agenda - but if you’ve only got a day, here’s how ...Read More

Helping kids connect with nature at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center

Keeping kids entertained (and most importantly, mentally stimulated) can be a challenge. Just because school’s out for summer doesn’t mean the learning stops! For a family-friendly experience that’s both fun and educational, consider spending a day experiencing the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow ...Read More

Spring for Charter Fishing on the Gulf Coast

If you ever go charter fishing in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, we will have you hook, line and sinker for the rest of your life! The coastline of Alabama is home to one of the largest artificial reefs in the world, as well as some of the richest waters for fishing. All ...Read More