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Experience Nature in the Alabama Outdoors

nature map pdfNeed a break from the city lights, mega malls and suburban sprawl? Get in touch with your wild side on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, where schedules take a back seat to sunsets, to-do-lists aren’t nearly as important as tide charts and each change of season brings something awe-inspiring.

If you’re looking for land-based adventure, take a hike along the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, which winds through the rich flora and fauna of Orange Beach all the way to the pristine beach of Gulf State Park. A series of bikeways offers the chance to investigate things up close and get your exercise at the same time. Grab your binoculars and head out on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail where you’re likely to spot everything from the tiniest hummingbird to the statuesque Great Blue Heron.

Want to explore the coast from a less landlocked position? Plenty of water-based activities are waiting for you. Rent a kayak and paddle your way through serene back bays. Watch dolphins frolic as you learn all about their habitat on a dolphin sightseeing cruise. Or learn how local shrimpers catch the prized crustaceans we all love.

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Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park

Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park
21101 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
877-947-8434
251-948-9494
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The Adventure Center at the Gulf State is the Gulf Coast's newest and most exciting provider of outdoor adventure. Hummingbird Ziplines consists of 6 exciting ziplines with four over the waters of Lake Shelby. Kayak and paddleboard rentals available also.

Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park Alabama Gulf Coast Sports Commission
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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Parkway
Mobile, AL 36602
800-426-4929
251-433-2703
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At Mobile's Battleship Memorial Park, you don't have to look very far to find heroes. From the Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and over 25 aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well.  Visit and experience life the way it was over seven decades ago.  USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park....America's Most Unique Military Attraction!

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
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Wade Ward Nature Park

500 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-1420
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This 12 acre park is located in the heart of Gulf Shores featuring a pavilion, benches and scenic boardwalks overlooking coastal salt marshes.

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Water Warrior

26233 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
225-333-1357
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Stand up paddle lessons by Alabama's only ACA certified instructor. Stand up nature paddle and Qi Gong on board at sunset. Reserve your spot today!

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Wave Watersport Rentals

4575 South Wilson Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-WAVE
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Great prices and large inventory. Pontoon boats, jet skis and kayaks.

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Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

11300 US Hwy 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
251-928-9792
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This public research and education facility includes an interpretive center with indoor displays, live animals, and forested boardwalk trails within 6,600 acres of protected estuarine habitats.

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Wild Native

240 E 24th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
800-508-2383
251-272-4088
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Home of the Coastal Eco Tour and Gulf Shores Sunset Cruise. Learn about the history, ecology and characters of coastal Alabama on these fun adventures.

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Wind & Water Learning Center

26233 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-6020
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We are a unique waterfront learning center that will provide on-water educational opportunities for the community.

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Unreachable Charters

26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-424-7067
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Private charters, kid friendly with big screen and games, inshore, offshore, dining cruises. Fun for the entire family!

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Taking Off Hot Air Balloon Company and Boat Tours

708 West Laurel Avenue
Foley, AL 36535
251-970-3598
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Gently lift off into an adventure where you'll experience the scenic vistas of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a whole new vantage point! Or take a nature boat tour on Magnolia River, Fish River, Weeks Bay and Mobile Bay.

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