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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

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

Coastal Alabama’s role in the Civil War

History buffs know all about the rich history and culture along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, but it might not be so obvious to those passing through. Along the byway, there are plenty of spots to stop and learn a little about the past. If the Civil War era is of particular interest to you, then you’ve ...Read More

Celebrating history at Fort Morgan/Fort Gaines

When venturing along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, you’ll find yourself immersed in the area’s rich history. And there’s no better way to understand Alabama’s unique story than with stops at both Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines. Located 23 miles west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is an historic masonry star fort built to protect the mouth of ...Read More

Let the ACC help with homeschooling

As homeschooling children becomes more popular, more families are searching for ways to engage children outside of the house. Field trips can get pricey, and some facilities only accommodate large groups for the full experience. What’s a parent to do? Luckily, there are reasonably priced attractions along the Gulf Coast that are fantastic learning opportunities ...Read More

A Ferry Ride to Soothe the Soul

The Mobile Bay Ferry Service, connecting Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan, is much more than a means of transportation. Considered “the Gulf Coast’s Most Scenic Drive,” the ferry offers a one-of-a-kind experience.  The ferry began service in the 1980s as a privately owned entity, but since 2005 has been handled by HMS Global Maritime through ...Read More

Outdoor Adventures Become Homeschool Lessons on Alabama Beaches

Learning new skills and information is never dull when you’re on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Fall is a fun time for homeschoolers in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Fewer crowds mean more opportunities for learning as homeschoolers get a front-row seat to education. If your learner is interested in the environment and marine biology, Gulf Shores ...Read More