Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Conventions & Meetings
Nature & Trails

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.

81 listings found.
Featured Partner
Featured Partner

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Parkway
Mobile, AL 36602
800-426-4929
251-433-2703
Email
 • 
Website

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
Map & Directions
Locations Map
Featured Partner
Featured Partner

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
Email
 • 
Website

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
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Meaher State Park

5200 Battleship Parkway US 98
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
251-626-5529
Website

Situated in the wetlands of Mobile Bay, this 1,327-acre park features two self-guided nature trails that highlight the flora and fauna of this unique area.

Map & Directions
Locations Map

Meyer Park

400 East 22nd Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

This 12-acre park is located within the heart of downtown Gulf Shores and features picnic shelters and tables, playground equipment, a baseball diamond, and horseshoe pits.

Map & Directions
Locations Map

Landmark Tours

26 Hoffren Drive
Fairhope, AL 36533
251-928-0207
Email
 • 
Website

We're in our 21st year of planning and conducting private bus trips for Convention, Business and Social Groups of fabulous Coastal Alabama!Tours showcasing Gulf of Mexico, Historic Mobile Bay and Tensaw Delta areas by Historic-Nature and Whimsy tours, of four hours or more. Just for the fun of it!

Map & Directions
Locations Map

Infinity Bicycles

4575 Orange Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-974-1727
Email
 • 
Website

We are a locally owned company focused on providing the best bike sales, service, and rentals. Our rentals options include comfort, kids, and road bikes all of which are from top quality brands such as Trek.

Map & Directions
Locations Map

Historic Blakeley State Park

34745 State Hwy 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
251-626-0798
Email
 • 
Website

Site of the last major battle of the Civil War. Miles of hiking and bike trails; RV and primitive camping; two serene boardwalks on Tensaw River; fishing pier; boat tours; visitors allowed to bring their own horses

Map & Directions
Locations Map

Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-1063
Email
 • 
Website

Six trails among seven distinct ecosystems make up more than 13.5 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex through Orange Beach, Alabama and the Gulf State Park. Locals and visitors can enjoy even more areas for biking, jogging, walking, skating, rock climbing, wildlife watching, plant and tree identification, photography and connecting to nature.

Map & Directions
Locations Map

Gary's Gulf Divers

27844 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-747-6563
Email
 • 
Website

We are a full-service scuba diving center. We offer rental gear and charter boats for scuba trips, scuba training, spearfishing trips, snorkeling and much more. Located at Sportsman Marina.

Map & Directions
Locations Map

Graham Creek Nature Preserve

23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
251-952-4011
Email
 • 
Website

The Preserve boasts 484 acres of natural habitats, including pitcher plant bogs and mixed forests. It offers a canoe/kayak launch, hiking trails, bird watching,18 hole disc golf, picnic areas, restrooms, playground and pavilion.

Map & Directions
Locations Map

* All information contained in our database is supplied by the individual businesses to the AGCCVB for inclusion on our web site and in printed materials.
Read More »