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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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USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy.
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!

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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.

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OB Watersports

27206 Safe Harbor Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-2527
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Your adventure in paradise. Rent one of our pontoon or party boats, a stand up paddle board or a kayak and explore the local waters. Our boats are located at Tacky Jacks.

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Ocean Camp


 
251-802-8605
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Ocean Camp provides marine education camps, plus school field trips for children ages 5-12. Sea Turtle Talks can be scheduled on the beach during nesting season for families.

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Orange Beach Parasail

27844 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-8359
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Located at Sportsmans Marina, we offer the most family oriented parasailing experience in the area. Accommodating up to three flyers, you will experience the thrill of a sky-high ride over the Gulf Coast beaches.

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Orange Beach Waterfront Park

26425 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Located on beautiful Wolf Bay, this park includes a fishing pier, picnic shelters with grills, paved walking paths, and a lighted kid’s park. Pets must be on a leash and cleaned up after.

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Outcast Charter Docks Marina

28101 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
800-844-6481
251-980-8410
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We offer deep sea and inshore fishing charters, jet ski rentals, parasailing, dolphin cruises and boat rentals. We are a full service marina.

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Meaher State Park

5200 Battleship Pkwy. E.
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
251-626-5529
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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.

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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.

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Landmark Tours

26 Hoffren Drive
Fairhope, AL 36533
251-928-0207
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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!

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