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Weeks Bay Reserve

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Interesting look at nature

I enjoyed seeing the pitcher plants. The boardwalk was also nice, and it goes all the way to Weeks... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Greenville, Alabama
An environmental miracle

This is one of the places in the US where you can see pitcher plants in a bog. There is a... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Lynn C
Fairhope, Alabama
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“nature center”(9 reviews)
“fish river”(3 reviews)
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11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5476
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

I enjoyed seeing the pitcher plants. The boardwalk was also nice, and it goes all the way to Weeks Bay. Be warned that the Google Maps guide will take you just past the parking area where you cross the street to go onto the boardwalk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank molliew452
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is one of the places in the US where you can see pitcher plants in a bog. There is a boardwalk where you can walk above the bog and see these insect eating plants. In addition there are pelicans and other birds there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lynn C
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This is a fun boardwalk out to the bay, and a small museum with live and taxidermic animals that teachers about local wildlife. The kids love it. We usually spend less than 30 minutes here.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ashley M
Reviewed May 2, 2018

In season (May-June) pitcher plants are awesome. In late fall and winter, the place is a nice boardwalk to a scenic view of The river. Down the road at the nature center is a very informative care taker who likes to explain everything. A nice...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank OddEater
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The boardwalk over this bog allows you to get very close to large clumps of pitcher plants, which are a type of insect-eating plant. The acidic bog is deficient in certain minerals, notably nitrogen. So, some plants here adapt to the shortage by trapping and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank RobertW2h483MD
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This watershed, situated on Weeks Bay, that is tucked into the south-eastern shores of Mobile Bay. They have a delta explorer pontoon boat at the beautiful docks - best sunset view ever - and a great visitor center (free). Their walking trails throughout the area...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank DrJazz N
Reviewed March 23, 2018

We visited the Visitor Center and were told the Pitcher Plants were blooming in the Pitcher Plant Bog up CR17. My wife is a Master Naturalist, so we went looking and she found them blooming in the bog on March 15.The Visitor Center Interpretative Boardwalk...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tedmc_12
Reviewed March 18, 2018

We were enticed by the sign we saw on highway 98 for the Pitcher Plant Bog; never heard of that sort of thing before. We turned north for 0.4 miles on route 17 and parked in the well marked lot on the right; it looked...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mike O
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

With both trails and a boardwalk to visit - wonderful nature center with various fish crabs alligator etc. Helpful staff - will return

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Haushold
Reviewed December 20, 2017

The Reserve has an improved walkway through (and above) the bog leading to Weeks Bay. You can see first hand, the animals that depend on this beautiful forest. There are birds, squirrels and even reptiles you can observe while enjoying the shaded walkway.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank williamog
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October 6, 2016|
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Response from Sue05841 | Reviewed this property |
This is a large facility and there are areas that are completely free. In fact, I can't recall anything that had a charge associated with it but I think they do have a place to accept donations. It is a fascinating spot... More
April 25, 2016|
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Response from Theresa L | Reviewed this property |
Free but donations are accepted