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  1. The Ultimate Alabama Road Trip: 7 Days of Adventure Across the Yellow Hammer State

    From the sparkling waters of the Gulf to the state's highest peak, here's how to map out the ultimate Alabama road trip.

  2. Bigfoot in Alabama? Some Outdoor Enthusiasts Say So

    According to some outdoor enthusiasts, the legend of Bigfoot in Alabama could be more than just talk. Here, what investigators say about the mysterious sightings.

  3. The Complete Guide to the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

    Just minutes away from the Alabama Gulf Coast beaches, the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail offers a different view of the area as it winds through freshwater lakes, coastal swamps, and pine forests.

  4. 48 Hours of Adventure: How to Have an Unforgettable Weekend in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

    48 Hours isn't enough time to cover all the outdoor adventure available in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, but here's how you can give it your best shot.

  5. 8 Things to Know Before Your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Vacation

    Nestled along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, are among the fastest growing vacation destinations in the country, where warm turquoise waters lap against sugar-sand beaches.

  6. 8 Reasons Why Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are World-Class Destinations for Outdoor Lovers

    Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama, are known for their world-class beaches, but outdoor enthusiasts have many more reasons to plan a getaway to these gems on the Gulf of Mexico.

  7. The 8 Best Places to Ride Your Bike on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    Grab your bike and explore the excellent trail system around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama.

  8. An Adventure-Filled Weekend in Southeast Alabama's Coosa County

    Despite its low profile, Coosa County offers excellent trails for hiking and superb creeks for kayaking and canoeing.

  9. 15 Miles Along the Alabama Gulf Coast: How to Backpack the Perdido River Trail

    The only backpacking trail on the Alabama Gulf Coast, the Perdido River Trail is full of history and scenic beauty. Here's what to know before you go.

  10. 5 Stunning Sunset Hikes in Alabama

    There's something extra special about an Alabama sunset. Here, the best sunset hikes in the state.

  11. 48 Hours of Adventure on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    With kayaking, hiking, and of course the stunning Gulf waters, here's your guide to 48 hours of adventure on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

  12. 10 Must-Have Experiences on Your Trip to Gulf Shores

    Sugar-sand beaches, incredible wildlife, and exciting nightlife make Gulf Shores, Alabama, one of the South's top vacation destinations.

  13. The Top 5 Places to Paddle on Alabama's Gulf Coast

    Home to all sorts of inviting waterways, there are some seriously awesome places to paddle on Alabama's Gulf Coast.

  14. Exploring the Natural Side of the Alabama Gulf Coast

    Nature tourism specialist Chandra Wright goes beyond the beaches to discover outdoor thrills and hidden gems on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

  15. A First-Timer’s Guide to Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

    Alabama's Gulf Coast offers plenty of opportunities to go stand-up paddleboarding. For first-timers, here are some tips to get started.

  16. 6 Places to Find Serenity on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    Get away from the tourist spots to find these serene locations to enjoy the outdoors on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

  17. 5 of the Best Mountain Biking Trails on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

    There may not be mountains on Alabama's Gulf Coast, but you can still find mountain biking trails to offer some off-road thrills.

  18. Multi-Day Adventures on the Bartram Canoe Trail

    The 5 Rivers Delta in southern Alabama is paddler's paradise. Here's how to plan an overnight trip along the Bartram Canoe Trail.

  19. 10 Secret Spots to Experience on Alabama's Gulf Coast

    From exploring an ancient underwater forest to walking through haunted military forts, here's a list of 10 Alabama Gulf Coast adventures worth checking out.

  20. 10 Family-Friendly Adventures on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    The Alabama Gulf Coast prides itself, not only on the white sandy shores and emerald green waters, but on the family-friendly adventures on offer as well.

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