Southern Baldwin County Outdoor Activities



Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge:
The refuge has 4-5 miles of hiking trails and beach access. Beaches are completely undeveloped, only water & sand dunes. See the infamouns beach mouse. Open from sunrise to sunset.  Ph 251-540-7720

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve:

Located between Foley and Fairhope on US 98 is Weeks Bay which is a bird lover’s paradise. There are trails and boardwalks throughout the park as well as picnic areas. Ph 251-928-9792


Bellingrath Gardens and Home:
Come enjoy 65 acres of beautiful gardens, and a museum home with all of the charm of the Old South. Located on the Fowl River in Mobile.
251-973-2217 / 800-247-8420

The Little Zoo That CouldAlabama Gulf Coast Zoo:

Take some time and visit the zoo! Explore the natural habitats of more than 250 animals. Ph 251-968-5731

Fishing:
If fishing is your style, we have almost every kind available. The options are endless with Baldwin County being surrounded by water on three sides! We have offshore, inland, back-bay, salt-water, freshwater, rivers, and streams – just about any kind of fishing that you can imagine! See The Website For Fishing Charters and Cruises, Marine Forecasts, Weather and Fishing Information.
Website:http://www.gulfshores.com/fishing/fishing-charters-cruises/[/ms_section]


5 Rivers – Alabama’s Delta Resource Center

Where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Appalachee and Blakey rivers flow into Mobile Bay stands an incredible new facility for outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship in Alabama: 5 Rivers. It’s the ultimate place to begin your adventure into over 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods and wetlands. Canoeists and kayakers can put in and take out from the floating dock at Bartrams Landing – the new terminus of the legendary Bartram Canoe Trail. Delta boat tours and airboat tours of the area are also avaliable for charter from this facility. The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is our nation’s second largest river delta. For mor information click on this link: www.alabama5rivers.com and download the printable brochure in PDF format.” Another link for more information about the Bartram Canoe Trail is: http://www.outdooralabama.com/outdoor-adventures/bartram/ and http://www.conservation.alabama.gov/outdoor-adventures/bartram.cfm


Alabama Coastal Birding Trail:
The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail is a birder’s paradise. Our sun-drenched coast is a popular resort area for a variety of feathered visitors and year-round residents. The trail spans two counties, and is enhanced by directional and interpretive signage, offering birding enthusiasts endless opportunities for avian appreciation.
251-968-6095 / 877-226-9089

Historic Blakeley State Park:
Visit the site of the Battle of Blakeley where the last major battle of the Civil War was fought just hours after Lee surrendered. Enjoy 15 miles of hiking and bike trails, camping and a serene boardwalk next to the Tensaw River.
251-626-0798

Meaher State Park:
The Meaher State Park is located on the wetlands of Mobile Bay and features nature trails. Overall there are 1,327 acres for you to explore.
251-626-5529

Biophilia Nature Center, Native Nursery, and Bookstore:
Come see native plants, animals, and nature in this 20 acre ecological restoration project.
251-987-1200

Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries:
The sanctuary consists of 164 acres of maritime forests and has several walking trails for the avid birder.
251-861-2120

Gulf State Park:
The Gulf State Park is located on the Alabama Gulf Coast and offers camping, boating and fishing on Lake Shelby, biking, hiking, and more.
251-948-7275 / 800-ALA-PARK

WaterSports:

Welcome to the Cold Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruise, where our guests see beautiful and amazing dolphins jumping and surfing up close – guaranteed! Our 90-minute cruises offer affordable, relaxing fun and sightseeing for the whole family. Touring scenic inland waters, our fleet of 50-foot Cold Mil boats offers comfortable, smooth rides and 360-degrees of dolphin viewing.

 

More Info: http://www.sailwildhearts.com/