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Attend the 2017 Fairhope Elderberry Festival!

July 14th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Fairhope Elderberry FestivalThe Fairhope Museum of History is hosting the 9th annual Fairhope Elderberry Festival Saturday, August 12, 2017. Fans of the humble yet delicious elderberry will enjoy demonstrations, tastings, a pie-eating contest, music and more!

Elderberries. They may not get much press but the elderberry fruit is a pretty amazing thing. Did you know that the elderberry has five times more antioxidants than the blueberry? It’s true. Elderberries are also said to be effective in calming a cough. Test indicate that elderberries can even promote bone health, eliminate excess cholesterol, and reduce wrinkles.

Another positive effect of elderberries, perhaps the most exciting one, is the annual Fairhope Elderberry Festival.

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Discover Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta at 5 Rivers!

June 12th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center5 Rivers is an incredible facility on the Mobile-Tensaw Delta for outdoor recreation. Alabama’s Mobile-Tensaw Delta is a unique, natural confluence of fresh and salt water with 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods, and wetlands. Visitors to 5 Rivers can explore trails, kayak, picnic, and more!

The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee, and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay. This merging of fresh and salt waters has created a complex network of tidally-influenced creeks, rivers, bays, lakes, and bayous.

There are over 500 kinds of plants here, 126 species of fish, and more than 300 species of birds! The area also supports 30 species of amphibians, 69 species of reptiles, and 40 species of mammals. To say that the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is teeming with life is an understatement.

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Get Face To Face With Nature On A Wild Dolphin Cruise!

May 17th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Take an Alabama Wild Dolphin Cruise!Bottlenose dolphins are a common sight in and around the Alabama coast. Come experience these fascinating and intelligent creatures close up and in their natural habitat on a wild dolphin cruise!

There are over 50 different species of dolphins and porpoises. Despite this, if you were to close your eyes and imagine a dolphin, chances are you’d picture a bottlenose dolphin.

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Explore GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Coast

April 17th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf CoastHave you ever wanted to pilot a container ship? How about a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat? You can do all these things and much more at GulfQuest National Maritime Museum!

If you visit Mobile, AL and see a gigantic boat-shaped building on the riverfront, that’s the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Coast!

This unique, glass-walled, ship-shaped museum is dedicated to the rich maritime traditions of the Gulf Coast. It is one of only two interactive maritime museums in the country and a must-see for anyone visiting Mobile Bay.

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Celebrate The Holiday Season With A Fairhope Christmas

November 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Celebrate a Fairhope Christmas!There’s never a bad time to visit Fairhope on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. If you can make it during the holidays, however, you’ll be treated to a special treat. The beauty of Fairhope Christmas!

Fairhope, AL really knows how to celebrate the holiday season. From the Tree Lighting, to the Christmas Parade, to the Holiday Stroll, Fairhope puts on a show like no one else!

Read on and see how!

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Visit Blakeley State Park – The South’s Loveliest Ghost Town

October 17th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Blakeley State ParkBlakeley State Park is both the site of the last major battle of the Civil War and considered by many to be the site of the South’s loveliest ghost town.

Blakeley State Park, located north of Spanish Fort in Baldwin County, Alabama is many things all at once.

Primarily, it is a 3,800-acre public park on Alabama’s Tensaw River delta. The park has over 10 miles of walking, bicycling, and horseback riding trails. There is also a quarter-mile of waterfront boardwalk with two observation decks on the Tensaw River.

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Celebrate The 28th Annual Eastern Shore Jubilee Festival

September 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

28th annual Eastern Shore Jubilee Festival 2016Come to Olde Town Daphne on September 24th and 25th, 2016 for the 28th annual Eastern Shore Jubilee Festival. This free event offers juried fine arts and crafts, live music, great food, and more!

An Eastern Shore tradition, Jubilee Festival celebrates the community of Daphne, the Eastern Shore, and all of Baldwin County, AL! This arts and crafts show is a sister event to the older Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival, held annually the third weekend in March.

This two-day event brings artisans from around the country to display and sell their one-of-a-kind goods at over 130 booths! The Jubilee Festival is a juried exhibition, offering more than 50 awards in cash and ribbons. Consequently, you’ll find only high quality goods worthy of your attention at the show.

More than just arts and crafts, the Jubilee also means live music. This year’s artists have yet to be announced but past years have included great, regional talent that kept the heart light and toes a-tapping!

Browsing through all the amazing art will give a person an appetite. Luckily, the annual Jubilee Festival also includes a food court offering a wide selection of delicious food and drink from local chefs and merchants. There will also be various food and drink vendors scattered amongst the artisan booths. You will not go hungry!

28th Annual Jubilee Festival

September 24 and 25, 2016 – 10am to 5pm
For more information and up-to-the-moment updates, be sure to visit the festival Facebook page and website.

Jubilee Festival Lodging
Point Clear Cottages Bed & Breakfast is only 20 minutes drive from Daphne and the Jubilee Festival. Located on Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama, our delicious breakfasts, private dock, hammock, and dedication to old world, Southern Hospitality will make your vacation the best it can be. Book your stay now and discover true comfort at Point Clear Cottages Bed & Breakfast.

Fore! Enjoy a Point Clear Gulf Coast Golf Getaway!

August 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Gulf Coast golf getawayLooking to get in a little Gulf Coast golf during your Mobile Bay getaway? Great idea! There are a number of excellent courses in the Point Clear area and many within easy driving distance of our Fairhope B&B!

Gulf Coast golf courses in the Point Clear area run the gamut from 9-hole to 36-hole. Gulf Coast golf means a wide variety of courses to choose from, with a course for every level of golfer.

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Discover Fairhope And Point Clear On A Coastal Alabama Tour

July 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Take a coastal Alabama tour of Point Clear and Fairhope

There is so much to do and see in Fairhope and Point Clear, AL. Castles, beaches, gardens, antebellum homes, Civil War cemeteries, and more. See just what you can discover here on a coastal Alabama tour!

The Alabama coastline is a history and nature lover’s paradise. It’s also a wonderful place to sight-see, shop, and dine. Those of us who live here and those who have visited can’t imagine why you’d go anywhere else! But how on earth can you discover all there is to see and experience? Well, a coastal Alabama tour is a great way to start.

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See the USS Alabama at Battleship Memorial Park

June 13th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial ParkThe USS Alabama won nine battle stars defending the US and the world during World War II – and you can explore her and other historic aircraft and ships at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama!

It’s fitting that the USS Alabama should have a home here in her namesake state after retiring in 1962 – but she was almost scrapped!

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