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  1. Going Old School on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

    The less-developed Fort Morgan peninsula offers travelers a taste of what the Gulf Coast was like decades ago.

  2. Hiking Alabama’s Barrier Island: Dauphin Island

    Stretching 14 miles, Alabama's Dauphin Island offers great hiking and wildlife watching.

  3. 10 Must-See Alabama Fall Festivals & Corn Mazes

    Here are Alabama's best festivals and corn mazes, from Guntersville to the Gulf Coast.

  4. Gentle Giants: How to View Manatees in Alabama

    In Alabama, you can view manatees migrating from Florida to the central Gulf Coast.

  5. Tips on Hiking with Dogs in Alabama

    Here are expert tips on hiking with dogs in Alabama, plus several great pet-friendly trails.

  6. Exploring Alabama's Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

    Alabama's Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last remaining undisturbed coastal barrier habitats. Here's how to do it right.

  7. The 650-Mile Alabama Trail: Coming Soon to a Town Near You

    It's still a ways off, but the Alabama Trail is poised to connect existing trails and become a 650-mile mecca of hiking in Alabama. Here's what to know now.

  8. Beyond the Beach: 10 Must-Do Summer Adventures on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

    Sure, the white sand and aquamarine water are great, but there's plenty more to do on the Alabama Gulf Coast than the beach. Here, 10 must-do summer adventures.

  9. The Alabama Scenic River Trail: 631 Miles of Adventure on the Water

    The Alabama Scenic River Trail is the longest single river trail in any state: 631 miles full of historic sites, campgrounds, and even nearby restaurants. Here's how to do it.

  10. Paddling With Dolphins on the Alabama Gulf Coast

    For a real summer adventure, why not try paddling with dolphins on the Alabama Gulf Coast? Here's what to know and where to go.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 5 Stunning Sunset Hikes in Alabama

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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