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It almost sounds as if we are cheating on summer when we say that fall is our favorite season but there is something almost magical about the Autumn season in Fort Morgan. The humidity lessens, the temperatures lower, and the whole area quiets down as the summer crowds dissipate and kids head back to school. We stay outside longer even as the sun sets earlier, we laugh louder and play harder, and when your fall journey involves a visit to our Alabama hometown and a stay in one of our Poole & Associates comfy cottages the magic of the season will burrow into your heart as well! This guide to the happiest Alabama fall activities Fort Morgan, Alabama will firmly place your fall escape to Fort Morgan on your personal list of best vacations ever!

Rise with the Sun 

Ok, vacations are meant to be times where you sleep in as late as you want, but we hope that you take at least one day of your getaway to enjoy a Fort Morgan sunrise. Stepping out on the balcony of your sanctuary or walking over to where you can see the eastern sky and watch the cacophony of colors that cycle through the sky. Those early moments when the inky blackness fades to a charcoal gray and when the first streaks of pink begin to highlight the landscape, your heart will start to beat a little faster in anticipation. Finally, the vibrancy of fiery reds, oranges, and even the occasional fuchsia fills the sky, spotlighting the leaves on the trees below that have seemingly changed from verdant green to their only fiery hues overnight. This moment in time promises to be one you will remember forever, even as you slip back between the silky linens that top our premium mattresses and fall back to sleep for a couple of hours more!

Pancakes for Breakfast

Pancakes are great any time of the year, but in the fall, they seem to taste even better as their sweet warmth creates a balance to the cool morning air. Tacky Jacks Fort Morgan, 1577 AL-180, is known for their delicious dinners and lunches and is loved for its mouthwatering pancakes! Stop in after your sunrise viewing session, grab a seat with a view of the waters that make this part of Alabama special, and as you eat your pumpkin pancakes (fall flavors are so spicy!) staring out onto the sea, you will now understand why fall is your favorite season of all!

Explore Wade Ward Nature Park, 500 Gulf Shores Parkway

Offering walking trails and breathtaking views, Wade Ward Nature Park is a 4 season playground that sparkles brighter in the fall. Follow the boardwalk through the wild and untamed beauty of the foliage that may have already begun to “dress for fall” watching blue herons fishing for their meals and keeping track of the variety of birds you see along your hike. The park is one of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail Sites and fall is when the migrations start, so visitors are destined to see a large variety of birds flying in from all over the nation! The boardwalks rise over the wetlands and on occasion alligators can be seen skimming just under the surface of the water, but you will remain safe and unmolested on the boardwalk above.

This Way to the Beach

September through November is the best time to visit this area of the country as many travelers have already returned to their real-life responsibilities and the beaches may feel as if they are your own personal playground! Spread out and relax as you frolic in still warm waters, feeling the sun kiss your cheeks as the waves tickle your toes. Build sandcastles at the shore’s edge with your littles, try your hand at boogie boarding, and let the serenity of the sea fill your soul. A cooler filled with your favorite snacks, sandwiches, and beverages will allow you to spend the entire day at the beach, and an umbrella stuck into the sand will give shade when your skin begins to pinken.

Enjoy Alabama fall activities in Fort Morgan, Alabama

The lazy and wonderful days of your fall vacation in Fort Morgan will charm even more as you spend your nights relaxing in the peace, comfort, and luxury found in our Poole & Associates seasonal sanctuaries. Bake a batch of rich and gooey brownies to enjoy with the spicy mulled wine you made your beverage of choice, turn the state-of-the-art smart and cable TVs to the spooky movie channels, and end every day with a sunset walk along the beaches that flow not far from your escape! Every minute spent with us will be the most comfortable one when you choose Poole & Associates; contact us and reserve your favorite fall escape today!

With Easter just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to set your holiday travel sights on Gulf Shores, Alabama. From the white sand beaches to the options for fun, this is a destination that promises to inspire! The following are a few great ways to celebrate Easter in Gulf Shores, Alabama when your travel plans bring you this way in 2022.

Get Out into Nature This Easter

Spending the Easter holiday at home can be filled with options for traditional fun. However, the beauty of switching things up and heading to Gulf Shores for your celebration this year is the opportunity to get out and connect with nature at its very best! Gulf Shores is a beautiful year-round vacation destination to explore but those that make their way this direction in the spring, and particularly over Easter, will find that the area is especially colorful, captivating, and filled with options to admire the view at every turn. One of the most popular places to check out while you’re in town when you’re looking for something inspiring is inevitably scenic Gulf State Park. This area of protected natural land boasts no less than 9 ecosystems within its parameters, filling every section of the park with lush flora and the wildlife to match. Gulf State Park is filled with hiking and biking trails to try out whether you’re one for trekking or you prefer to take in the sights on two wheels. The park even has a bike sharing program in place, so you don’t have to worry about packing your gear when you’re coming this way for Easter. The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail runs through Gulf State Park and connects it to Orange Beach across 28-miles. This is a great route to try if you’re looking to extend your visit into a full day of Easter exploration and fun!

Participate in the Flora-Bama Easter Eggstravaganza

If you’re heading to Gulf Shores with the little ones in tow this year, plan on making your way to nearby Perdido Key, FL during your stay to participate in the annual Flora-Bama Eggstravaganza! This annual event will be hosted on April 16th in 2022 with the festivities kicking off at 12:00 pm. Perdido Key is a mere 10-miles east of Orange Beach making it easy to reach when egg hunting fun is at the top of your Easter itinerary. The event is held at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar at 17401 Perdido Key Drive. When you get here at noon, the kids can get their face painted in the main tent which also hosts a variety of activities and crafts to check out. The official Easter egg hunt starts at 1:00 pm and is located on the beach just behind the lounge. Keep your eyes on the sky after the hunt comes to a close because the Easter Bunny skydives onto the sand in spectacular fashion in what promises to be a highlight of the event! Once he’s safely landed, kids can meet the Easter Bunny, get their photo taken and enjoy dining on the goodies they’ve collected. Admission is free to the Flora-Bama Eggstravaganza.

Take Part in the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival & 5K Run

If you want to get a head start on the flavor and fun that Gulf Shores is offering up on Easter weekend, be sure to take part in the Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival as well as the 5K run on April 16, 2022. This event runs from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and is open to the public at no cost. Make your way towards 225 E. 24th Avenue just under the Intracoastal Bridge on both the north and south sides to enjoy the entertainment! This event gives participants a chance to enjoy tons of crawfish boiled up right on-site as well as Zydeco band music that will likely inspire impromptu dancing throughout the day. This festival also has a variety of arts and crafts vendors on site as well as activities that are geared for the little ones in your traveling crew. If you’re the type of traveler that enjoys keeping up with fitness while you’re far from home, be sure to sign up for the event’s annual 5K or 1-mile fun run while you’re here.

Enjoy an Easter Dinner in Your Luxurious Gulf Shores Rental

Getting out and about in Gulf Shores this Easter is always a treat, but when you’re looking forward to the tradition of a home-style meal for your holiday experience, celebrating in savory style is easy when you book your vacation rental through Poole & Associates. Many of our luxurious homes away from home feature fantastic and fully equipped kitchens within to help guests create those beloved Easter dishes with ease. Spacious counters, cookware, and high-end appliances make the process a breeze and when it’s time to dine, guests can choose between gathering around a traditional dining room table or turning outdoor balconies and decks into alfresco dining spaces that are endlessly inviting!

Book Your Stay Today and Celebrate Easter in Gulf Shores, Alabama

When you’re ready to make your way to Gulf Shores, the team at Poole & Associates has the Gulf Shores vacation rental you need to top off your stay. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning.