7 outdoor activities you need to try now in Gulf Shores

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A calming paddle on the water is good for the soul. (Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism)

Spring is a great time to be outdoors exploring new things. Your ultimate destination—Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We’ve compiled a list of springtime adventures that cater to all sorts of tastes and budgets. Are you ready? Dive in.

1. Biking

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Rent a bike or ride your own on the many trails around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. (Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism)

Riding bikes is one of my favorite things to do on a beach vacation. Perfect for a solo ride or for a full family adventure, there are many beautiful places to rent and ride bikes around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. 

Some trails to travel:

  • Coyote Crossing Trail: Distance – 3.2 miles | Difficulty – Moderate
  • Hugh S. Brandon Back Country Trail: Distance – 28+ miles of trail options | Difficulty – Easy-Moderate
  • Fort Morgan Trail: Distance – 10.8 miles | Difficulty – Moderate
  • Graham Creek Nature Preserve: Distance – 10 miles | Difficulty – Easy-Moderate
  • Lake Shelby Loop: Distance – 6 miles | Difficulty – Moderate

2. Bird Watching

You may not be able to fly like a bird, but you can still take delight in watching them skim the sky and ocean. A top place to see our feathered friends is Fort Morgan, located 22 miles west of Gulf Shores at Mobile Point. As a migrant trap for a variety of species, you’ll likely catch a glimpse of wading birds, terns or even the occasional rarity. 

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