Top 50+ Outdoor Activities | Gulf Coasts and Orange Beach (2021)


According to the Nature Conservancy and several other sources, Alabama ranks among the five most biodiverse states. This means that nature lovers will be captivated as they stroll through the natural setting and the many species that call the Alabama coast home. The hiking trails, trails, and preserves of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are all ways to explore the region’s distinct ecosystems. You may even see one of the few species (including the gopher tortoise, Alabama beach mouse, and red cockade woodpecker) that inhabit the area.

Active travelers gravitate to trails like the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. There are seven trails and six ecosystems where you can see bobcats, white-tailed deer, alligators and many birds. Bring your camera, you will definitely need it for the butterfly garden.

Another popular outdoor spot is Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Depending on the time of year, you may witness a monarch butterfly migration or sea turtle nesting season. However, there are plenty of potential wildlife sightings whenever you decide to go. At Bon Secour, you will have many opportunities to learn more about the refuge while having an excellent adventure in nature.

Cycle paths

Whether you bring your own bike or rent one, you can try your hand at cycling through the interconnected bike systems in the Gulf Shores area. Pack a lunch and exercise on the trails, while enjoying the shade of the trees and the pristine scenery. Chances are you’ll spot birds or other creatures among the extensive foliage. Some of the best places to bike are the Fort Morgan Road Trail and the Coyote Crossing Trail, which is a new addition to the 27 miles of paved Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail.


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