harrisvacation"> | December 12, 2022
When you’re planning a vacation in a tropical paradise like Gulf Shores, it’s only natural to want to explore the beauty of the area’s environment. One of the best outlets for soaking up the gorgeous setting around you? Taking a trip to one of our local parks in Gulf Shores! Continue reading below for further information on where to go for a great time at the park during your time in Gulf Shores!
For a truly magnificent time spent out in nature, visitors would be remiss to skip out on the sights at Wade Ward Nature Park, Gulf Shores Wetlands Nature Park, Gulf State Park, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, and the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. The trail connects with Gulf State Park, and both have the added benefit of having dog-friendly trails for hiking and exploring.
The Bon Secour Refuge, the Gulf Shores Wetlands Nature Park, and the Wade Ward Nature Park also make for a wonderful day trips, as you can spend hours observing the native plant- and wildlife amidst breathtaking coastal dunes, wetlands, and forests that are unique to this region.
If you’re considering bringing your dog, Orange Beach Dog Park, Gulf Shores Dog Park, and the Dog Pond are all great spots to let your dog socialize and burn off some energy while they play ‘til their heart’s content. A word of caution for the Dog Pond: the Gulf Shores park does not allow children under the age of sixteen, so if your family has young children, you may want to try one of the other parks we’ve listed.
For families on vacation with children, local parks such as the Gulf Shores Kids Park, the Edward H Carroll Sr. Kids Park, and the Orange Beach Waterfront Park all have pleasant ambiances that are perfect for kids who want to play and parents who want to relax. These parks in Gulf Shores are also small enough that you won’t have to worry about having a long trek out of the park when the kids get over-tired and a little cranky.
Contact our reservations team to find out more information about the parks listed here and other cool attractions located all along the Gulf Shores area when you book your trip accommodations in one of the elite vacation rental homes and Gulf Shores condos offered through Harris Vacation Rentals today!