Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Nature Reserve in Gulf Coast
Image by George Dodd / Getty Images
Image by George Dodd / Getty Images

This reserve seeks to protect the wetlands that spread between Mobile and Weeks Bay, an ecological smorgasboard ranging from salt marsh to flooded swamp. From the Ottilie Holstead Visitors Center you can walk onto boardwalk trails that lay a lattice over the wetlands. Keep your eyes peeled for gators, wading birds and other forms of fauna that exist at this juncture of the land and Gulf.