Alabama's Coastal Connection

National Scenic BywayAlabama

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  • Birding in Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

    A couple wanders the trails leading through the lush vegetation that provides exceptional birding opportunities in the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Sunset over Alabama's Beaches

    The colors of the sunset over Alabama’s beaches range from subtle to dramatic.

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  • Shrimp Boats in Bayou La Batre

    Bayou La Batre provides safe harbor for the boats of its shrimping industry as well as coastal birds, such as the pelican that rests on a wooden pillar amongst the boats.

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  • Farmlands Along Alabama's Coastal Connection

    Great rolls of hay can be seen along Alabama's Coastal Connection in hayfields such as this one. Pecan orchards are also common sites along the rural inland areas of Alabama's Coastal Connection.

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  • Eastern Shore Trail

    The multi-use Eastern Shore Trail, paralleling the Coastal Connection along the Scenic Highway 98 section, is lined by green trees and is covered in sunlight.

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  • Orange Beach Waterfront Park

    Orange Beach Waterfront Park offers picnic areas, water access, and a pier on Wolf Bay. It is representative of similar parks on Dauphin Island and on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.

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  • Touring Fort Morgan

    Visitors walk through the casements and see authentic cannons of the Civil War era at Fort Morgan.

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  • Bellingrath Gardens Mirror Lake

    Bright pink Azaleas blossom next to the pristine Mirror Lake and effulgent greens at Bellingrath Gardens.

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  • The Clock in Downtown Fairhope

    Beautiful streetscapes and local shops make Fairhope’s unique downtown a delight for visitors.

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  • Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset in Orange Beach

    Wild bottlenose dolphins are a frequent but always thrilling sight on a sunset cruise from an Orange Beach marina.

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  • Pitcher Plants at Weeks Bay Reserve

    The colorful Pitcher Plants are just one of the many species of plants seen and interpreted at the Weeks Bay Reserve.

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  • View from the Mobile Bay Ferry

    The last ferry of the day offers a variety of sunset views during different seasons of the year.

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  • Alabama's Beautiful Beaches

    Golden sea oats top the dunes that line the sugar-white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico along Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast.

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  • Enjoying the Beaches of Alabama's Gulf Coast

    Families enjoy sun and surf on the white sands of Orange Beach in Alabama.

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  • Boats Docked in Orange Beach

    Various boats are docked at one of the many piers at marinas in Orange Beach, ready for their next trip.

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  • Hiker and Bikers on Gulf Oak Ridge Trail

    A lone hiker walks past trees on a sunny part of the Gulf Oak Ridge Trail, while a group of cyclists approach from behind.

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  • Setting Out from Orange Beach

    A motorboat leaves the waters of Terry Cove past the piers at the end of Marina Road in Orange Beach, Alabama.

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  • Japanese Garden at Bellingrath

    A series of small ponds edged by lawn and rock flow gently toward a red-roofed shelter on a path in a Japanese Garden.

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