Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Land-Based Attractions

Take a walk on the wild side on one of the many nature trails that wind through Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, teeming with birds and wildlife and shaded by large trees. Discover that there is more than white-sand beaches on your getaway to the Gulf Coast.

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Alabama's Coastal Connection Scenic Byway


 
(877) 980-8224
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Beautiful beaches, authentic downtowns, wildlife preserves, historic sites and fresh-off-the-boat seafood are all yours to enjoy along Alabama’s Coastal Connection. Experience the link between the traditions of the Deep South and laid-back island lifestyle and connect with the waters, ways and wildlife of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
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Alligator Alley

19950 County Rd. 71
Summerdale, AL 36580
251-946-BITE (2483)
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Closed January 5-31 Open February 1, 2017 See over 200 alligators in their natural environment with an opportunity to feed them! Seasonal feeding times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
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Audubon Bird Sanctuary

213 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 861-3607
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The sanctuary consists of 164 acres of maritime forest, marshes, dunes, a lake, swamp and beach. Multiple walking trails, some handicapped accessible, allow the avid birder miles of habitat for spotting neo-tropical migrants.
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Wade Ward Nature Park

500 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1420
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From its elevated boardwalk, you may enjoy beautiful views of the wetlands that connect Little Lagoon and Lake Shelby. Wildlife such as otters, pelicans, and the occasional alligator can be seen in its shallow water.
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Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

11300 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 nature trails. The boardwalk trails are within 6,600 acres of protected estuarine habitats.
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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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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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Historic Blakeley State Park

34745 State Hwy. 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36577
(251) 626-0798
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Site of the last major battle of the Civil War, Historic Blakeley State Park features 10.5 miles of hiking and bike trails, RV and primitive tent camping areas with restrooms and shower facilities, a fishing pier and boat tours.
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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-1063
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Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex. The trail is located throughout Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and the Gulf State Park.
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Graham Creek Nature Preserve

23460 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
(251) 923-4267
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The Preserve has 484 acres of habitats and offers an interpretive center open M - Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., canoe/kayak launch, hiking and biking trails, bird watching, two 18-hole disc golf courses, picnic areas, playgrounds, restrooms, archery park, and pavilion.
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* 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.
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