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  1. ‘Exploring Wild Alabama’ Highlights 150 Must-See Destinations

    "Exploring Wild Alabama" details the ecology, landscapes, flora and fauna of 150 areas available to the public.

  2. Hiking Alabama’s Barrier Island: Dauphin Island

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

  3. Gentle Giants: How to View Manatees in Alabama

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

  4. Gators After Dark: Viewing Alabama Alligators at Night

    On the popular Gators After Dark Tour in Alabama you'll get up close-up view of American alligators at night.

  5. A Foodie's Guide to the Alabama Gulf Coast (It Ain't Just Seafood)

    Foodies will find more than just great seafood in cafes and restaurants on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

  6. 4 Fascinating Ghost Towns in Alabama Worth a Visit

    Brimming with history and possibilities for adventure, these ghost towns in Alabama are worth a visit any time of year.

  7. Bike the Circuit: 135 Miles of Adventure Around Mobile Bay

    Stunning shoreline, gorgeous hiking, and seafood restaurants galore: The 135-mile route around Mobile Bay is a perfect two-wheeled adventure.

  8. Tee Up on the Best Disc Golf Courses in South Alabama

    Disc golf is exploding in popularity—especially in the South. Here, 10 excellent disc golf courses in south Alabama to tee up on.

  9. 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.

  10. Where to Eat After a Day in the Alabama Outdoors

    After adventuring all day in Alabama's great outdoors, digging into some tasty food (and drink) is a fine reward. Here, our picks for where to go.

  11. 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.

  12. Exploring Historic Mobile: 5 Fascinating Hikes Around Alabama’s Oldest City

    Mobile is one of Alabama's most historic cities. Here's how to dig into its fascinating past on foot.

  13. 10 Great Hikes Within an Hour of Mobile

    Mobile might be one of Alabama's liveliest cities, but nearby are some of its best hikes. Here, 10 not to miss.

  14. 48 Hours of Adventure and Exploration in Mobile

    The coastal city of Mobile is brimming with fun, outdoorsy things to do. Here, an adventurous guide to 48 hours there.

  15. To the Conecuh National Forest and Back: The Best Day Trip from Dothan?

    In Lower Alabama you get just a few weeks of perfect weather. For those living in the Wiregrass, one of the best options for an outdoor adventure is the Conecuh National Forest.

  16. 7 of the Best Adventure Towns In Alabama

    Whether you’re in the market for hiking, paddling, biking, fishing, or camping (or nearly any other outdoor activity you please), you don’t need to look any further than Alabama’s best adventure towns.

  17. 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.

  18. Forever Wild Succeeds in Preserving Alabama’s Outdoor Treasures

    Alabama's Forever Wild Land Trust has been instrumental in preserving wild spaces and encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to explore them.

  19. Celebrating the Volunteers who Make Alabama Trails Possible

    Every wonder how those Alabama trails got created? Local volunteers do the heavy lifting to build and maintain trails across the state.

  20. 4 Fascinating Hikes that Highlight the Historic Side of Mobile

    Take a step back to the historic side of Mobile with these four hikes that offer scenic trails mixed with a taste of the past.

  21. Dig Your Toes in the Sand at These 3 Secluded Beaches to Explore Around Mobile

    Get off-the-beaten-path at these secluded beaches near Mobile, Alabama, that offer privacy, scenic views and an abundance of natural charm.

  22. Enjoying South Alabama’s Best Tent Camping This Fall

    Take advantage of fall’s cooler temperatures to explore some of Alabama’s best tent camping options near the Gulf Coast.

  23. 4 of the Best Places to Spot Alligators in Lower Alabama

    Spotting once-endangered American alligators in the waters around Mobile can make for a fascinating trip—and isn’t as hard as you think.

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