Alabama Adventures Await
It’s important to stay sane and to get some fresh air during this pandemic, just remember to do it safely. Stay at least six feet away from other walkers and travel with hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Remember when you’re out to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. And don’t forget your water and sunscreen. And for those who want to start planning that first vacation post quarantine, or simply in the area and want to get out and do some social distancing in nature, we’ve put together some of our favorite outdoor activities to enjoy while staying with us at Lake Osprey RV Resort.
Soldiers Creek Golf Club
Golfing and RVing go just about hand in hand these days so whether you’re an avid golfer or an amateur, Lake Osprey RV Resort is perfect way to combine a love a both. A beautiful, 18-hole golf course, Soldiers Creek Golf Course is a quick walk away from the resort. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy the course nestled within the nature preserve next to trails, hills and lakes. Golfing is an approved outdoor activity, according to Alabama state officials, so long as the social distancing practices are in place.
Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
Head south from resort and you’ll find some of the best trails around at the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex. Running through Orange Beach and Gulf State Park, the complex features seven trails and six different ecosystems including a butterfly garden, wet pine flatwoods, swampy marshlands and ocean front pathways.
The trails are paved which makes them ideal for walking, jogging or biking and the park is dog friendly as well. While large group gatherings are prohibited at the park, outdoor activities are still allowed in groups 10 or under while practicing safe social distancing
Dinosaurs in the Woods
Just a short five miles from the park is a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t see anywhere else. Dinosaurs in Woods is a pet-friendly attraction near Barber Marina, with trails and lifelike statues of popular dinosaurs.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. The park also features two other eccentric artwork pieces: Bamahenge and the Lady in the Lake. Based off the famous Stonehenge in England, Bamahenge is an exact fiber glass replica of the real thing while Lady in the Lake is a 50-foot woman floating in the marina.
While the actual trails aren’t especially long, it’s worth the quick trip for the photo-op alone.
Alabama Coastal Drive
Lake Osprey RV Resort is the perfect starting point for a drive down the coast. A 30-minute drive south will take you to the Alabama Coastal Connection for the best scenic drive around. Discover thousands of acres of wildlife habitats, pristine beaches, maritime forests and more. The best thing about a coastal drive is the ability to customize it to your liking. Stop at famous tourist spot for lunch or pack a sandwich and eat on the beach, the choice is yours! The drive can be a short or as long as you desire but, the longer the better, in our opinion!
For more information on the CDC’s recommendation to navigating the public area safely, visit https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html.