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The Mobile area’s incredible climate supports year-round outdoor adventures. There are more than 70 parks and playgrounds in the Mobile area offering facilities for picnicking, canoeing, biking, hiking, camping and other leisure activities.
Here are just a few of the options: Bienville Square and Cathedral Square are popular downtown spaces, while the 720-acre Langan Park to the west offers golf, tennis, outdoor concerts, a children’s playground and picnic areas. Arlington Park, on Mobile Bay near Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, includes a pier, a kayak launch point and picnic gazebos. Medal of Honor Park in west Mobile features a dog park and a pavilion for outdoor concerts. Chickasabogue Park, a county park, has bike and foot trails, fishing, camping, canoeing and swimming.
Just minutes from downtown, the state’s 83-acrewaterfront complex, 5 Rivers – Alabama’s Delta Resource Center provides public access to the wonders of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta with hundreds of miles of rivers and wetlands. Across the U.S. 90 Causeway, Meaher State Park also serves as a gateway to the delta. Swamp tours are the easiest way to view this unique natural resource, where visitors can learn about birds, fish, alligators, bald eagles, black bears and other wildlife in the area.
The white sands of the Gulf of Mexico are a short drive away to Dauphin Island in Mobile County or to the shoreline of Baldwin County.
The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The trail spans two counties and is enhanced by directional and interpretive signage.