What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? My first thought was, “go to the beach!” This is to be expected, as this area is very well known for its sugar-white sand beaches, sunshine, and Southern hospitality. Did you know this area is also filled with outdoor activities and nature opportunities, too? Below are five fun ways to explore nature in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Experience Land-Based Adventure
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Enjoy a guided tour along the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail or 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. Learn about the plants, wildlife, ecology, and history found on the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.