South Baldwin

2014 Guide

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PLAY LIKE A Local No Limitations... Recreational Opportunities Here in South Baldwin County folks know how to have a good time. They may work hard, but they put a premium on spending time with family and friends, on celebrating community milestones and on enjoying the abundance of natural resources this area holds dear. Those natural resources are a major attraction for people considering moving or locating a business here. A mild year-round climate makes getting outdoors a natural. From Perdido Bay to the Magnolia River to Graham Creek, enjoying time on the water is a favorite pastime. Fishing and sailing, canoeing and kayaking, are all great ways to spend a day on the water here. The abundance of public access points makes it easy 58 Discover South Baldwin 2014 and the rhythm of the waves makes it inviting. On land, parks and protected areas offer miles of trails and hundreds of acres of recreational lands. At the mouth of Fish River, the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses more than 6,000 acres of protected lands and features an interpretive boardwalk and a pitcher plant bog. To the east, the 500 acres of the Graham Creek Nature Preserve include miles of hiking, bicycling trail, and cross country trails, as well as a disc golf course and picnic areas. On the shores of Perdido Bay, the Lillian Swamp offers access to truly undeveloped areas. This 1,400+-acre Forever Wild tract of pine savannah and wetland habitat is open to the public for hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing. Nearby, The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and the Gulf State Park also offer thousands of acres

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