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The Bridge Petition: Gulf Shores and Orange Beach want your feedback.

The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has issued a petition in support of the Alabama Department of Transportation’s proposed new bridge spanning the Intercoastal Waterway. This effort is endorsed by the Cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. You can view an aerial map of the potential road improvement through the link provided below.

You can read and sign the petition through the link provided. Support for this project will show our elected officials that we support and need an additional bridge for the communities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Please note: Through the signing process, you will be asked to donate to Change.org, but this is not a requirement. No funds come to our area directly through this effort. Do not feel obligated to contribute.

An additional bridge has been discussed in the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach communities for more than a decade. The need to alleviate traffic on and off of the island is becoming more pressing as tourism to the island continues to grow year after year. It’s important to note that the current petition and plan is to have NO toll for the bridge! The current proposed bridge can be seen here:

MAP

Here’s the link to the petition, if you would like to sign it:

PETITION

 

Hiking the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan all have their fair share of trails and adventures, but maybe the most notable of all trails in our beach communities is the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. Its 15-plus miles of paved trails are great for biking, jogging or walking. There are seven trails among six distinct ecosystems that make up the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex that winds through the Gulf State Park that sits between Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Take time to explore the timeless beauty of the Butterfly Garden, the mystical Freshwater Marshes and the Coastal Hardwood Swamps. Catch a glimpse of a Bobcat on the Twin Bridges, a White Tailed Deer on Gulf Oak Ridge or an Alligator basking in the sun. On your trek, you can come across all sorts of wildlife that share the diverse habitats of swamps, old pine forests, a pitcher plant bog and a coastal ecosystem that has been evolving for centuries. Children will like Boulder Park for rock-climbing.

Come on down to the coast and have an adventure along the way.