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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-8203
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A 6,000-acre nature preserve with a number of endangered species.

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Beautiful Area

Unspoiled coastal areas with some hidden beach areas! On a small strip of land with ocean on one side and bay on the other side. Brought kayaks and found a neat, out of the way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unspoiled coastal areas with some hidden beach areas! On a small strip of land with ocean on one side and bay on the other side. Brought kayaks and found a neat, out of the way place with a private sandy beach on the bay and kayaked the shallow, calm water here. Wildlife everywhere and quiet. Was a cloudy, dismal sort... More 

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Thank Leah F
Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying in Fort Morgan, we did the Jeff Friend Trail with our children, ages 6 and 2, for a non-beach activity on a cool weather day. This trail about a mile in length was quite doable for them. The majority of the trail is wide and pea-gravel (75%) except for a short stretch near the water that's just sand... More 

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Evansville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this using TripAdvisor while looking for nature trails. This is a park with trails, an observation tower above the water, and access to the beach. Be sure to stop at the Visitors Center to plan your visit.

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1 Thank kaloja
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our time here on a spring-like day in February. So refreshing to be in touch with the natural beauty it had to offer and to watch the blue herons & Pelicans as they went about their day.

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1 Thank Sharon G. R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

This was my first time in coastal Alabama and it was very different from my normal hiking trails. Pine forrest, gravel trails and sand dunes were all part of the 4-5 miles I hiked. I also Checked out a 1 mile handicapped accessible trail, but a section of boardwalk needs rebuilt so it is not currently fully handicapped accessible.

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

If you have an hour or so and would like to explore a short hike, then you can enjoy it. We had a nice sunny day so we took a short walk through the forest. We love to explore forests from different parts of the country. It was advertised as wheel chair friendly, but I'd be wary of that. I... More 

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Cleveland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

You have to take time to enjoy this area. Take your favorite pet or your wife for a picknik or just a long walk. Enjoy life and make this area a part of it..

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1 Thank Darrell M
Twin Cities, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

There are several trails for you to choose from. We took the Pine Beach Trail and it is a little over 3 1/2 miles from the trail head to the beach. Being there in January there were no plants in bloom and we didn't see any animals but it was still a good time. The last part of the trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

My mother and I enjoyed our walka over the park on various trails. The landscape is beautiful. The gravel trails are easy to walk on and twist and turn through the landscape. We even came across an observation type deck where you could look over a lake. Would recommend for anyone wanting to get out in nature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Really enjoyed spending a few hours walking the trails. Was hoping to see gator, but didn't. Would have given a 5 star, but I kept getting sand in my shoes, which was a bit annoying.

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