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Address: 11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532
Phone Number: 334 928 9792
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A government protected wildlife reserve.

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Very nice wooden trail that doesn't impact much on the environment. Really shows what the area is like an why it is so important to the bay and the gulf.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
David M
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice wooden trail that doesn't impact much on the environment. Really shows what the area is like an why it is so important to the bay and the gulf.

Thank David M
Fairhope, Alabama
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The nature center at Weeks Bay is itself worth the drive (about 10 miles outside downtown Fairhope). But the best part to me is walking the nature trails and the boardwalk, which culminates in an overlook at the bay itself. You can watch herons hunt for fish, pileated woodpeckers in flight, and all other kinds of wildlife and fish activity... More 

1 Thank Theresa L
Berlin Heights OH
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A very nice journey along the boardwalk, reading about the different trees and plants along the way. We ended up with a lovely view across the bay. Make sure you bring the mosquito spray with you!

1 Thank Penny H
Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nothing to dislike... take a canoe if you have one. It is a research station for bay environments and animal ecology of the bay area as to water wildlife and birds. Hydrology of the area is very important to the health and welfare of the bay and the area wildlife.

2 Thank Geolawyeralabama
Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited with our 2 teenage daughters. We started at the nature center. The gentleman gave us a lot of information about the estuary and marsh areas as well as the pitcher plant bog. All of the paths would be handicap accessible. They are have rails and it was an easy walk even with young children. We went the the... More 

3 Thank cmurray942
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For a taste of a true Gulf Coast habitat, Weeks Bay is a great place to visit. Early mornings are best in hot months, and during the summer, you may spot alligators as you walk above on the protected boardwalk. A nature center will explain the plants, animals and birds you will see.

1 Thank Leslie Anne F
Vienna, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I visited the Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog as well as the Weeks Bay Interpretive Center. I went looking for birds but I guess it was too hot, even in mid-morning. However, the staff member I spoke to at the Center was helpful and pleasant, the boardwalk trails well-maintained, and the signage informative. Nice quiet stroll on a Monday morning.

2 Thank oncearoundthegarden
New Albany, Mississippi
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128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was a spot we noticed as we were driving to the Grand Hotel. So glad we stopped. The pitcher plants were just beginning to bloom. Very interesting walk along a raised Boardwalk. Easy walking even in the light rain.

1 Thank Btrout51
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Weeks Bay area is a beautiful place! The boardwalks are neat and clean. The views are stunning and the wildlife is exquisite. The pier offers benches with a scenic view of Weeks Bay and Mobile Bay. My family and I take a quick walk down the boardwalk every time we come to Fairhope.

Thank Sarah G
Fairhope, Alabama
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107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We recently purchased a cottage just around the bend from weeks bay. We usually walk our dogs over twice a day with one of the times being sunset. It is so very peaceful enjoying the sunset from this lovely spot on the bay. The facilities are a bit aged though very well cared for and useful.

Thank STJ_Waterbaby

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