Alabama’s Weeks Bay Nature Reserve is more than 6,000 acres of tidal and forested wetlands within a small estuary. Located on Hwy 98 between Fairhope and Foley, you can visit the reserve for nature walks, boating, and more!
Weeks Bay Nature Reserve preserves an important part of our natural world from development and for study. Part of the National Estuarine Research Reserves System’s 28 different biogeographic regions of the United States, Weeks Bay Nature Reserve provides long-term research, water-quality monitoring, education, and coastal stewardship.
The most immediate benefit, of course, is that Weeks Bay Nature Reserve is open to visitors and an absolutely wonderful place for those who enjoy the unspoiled, natural world!
At Weeks Bay Nature Reserve, you’ll see tidelands, forested wetlands, and marshes, and a pitcher plant bog. All these habitats merge with the Fish and Magnolia Rivers to support delicate and varied habitats for a myriad of rare plant and animal species. Thanks to the reserve’s system of nature trails and boardwalks, each one is easy to view.
Bring your non-power boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard for greater immersion. While on the Fish River, you’ll have the opportunity to see wild dolphins, pelicans, and other, native wildlife.
At the Weeks Bay Interpretive Center you’ll be able to experience hands-on learning. There are touch tanks, live, baby alligators, collections of regional plants, and much more. These informative exhibits will introduce you to the beauty and importance of estuaries.
Weeks Bay Nature Reserve even has a gift shop! here you can buy Weeks Bay related books, toys, clothing, decorative items, and more. The profits from the sales go towards the continuing preservation of the important natural beauty that is Weeks Bay Nature Reserve.
Weeks Bay Nature Reserve
11300 U.S. Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL 36532
Open Mondays through Saturdays, 9am to 5pm
Be sure to visit the Weeks Bay Reserve website for more details, upcoming events, an more: www.weeksbay.org
Weeks Bay Nature Reserve Lodging
Less than 15 minutes from Weeks Bay Nature Reserve, Point Clear Cottages Bed & Breakfast is your answer to that all important question: where shall we stay during our Alabama Coast vacation? Located on Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama, our delicious breakfasts, 500 thread count sheets, private dock, hammock, and grill are just a few examples of our idea of true Southern Hospitality. Book your stay now and discover even more at Point Clear Cottages Bed & Breakfast.