7 Outdoor Activities You Must Try Now in Gulf Shores


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

Spring is the perfect time to be outdoors and explore 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? Dip.

1. Bike

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Rent a bike or cycle the many trails around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. (Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism)

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

Some trails to walk:

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

2. Bird watching

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

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