Mingle with nature in Fort Morgan

Along with its spectacular beaches, Fort Morgan is also a tropical oasis for numerous species of migratory bird. If you're planning on staying at a beach vacation rental property in the area, you'll certainly want to check out the nature reserves and get up close and personal with the gulf-area wildlife.

Mingle with nature in Fort Morgan

No matter what time of year you choose to visit Alabama's Gulf Coast, the wildlife in the area is a treat to encounter. If you're in the mood for serenity, privacy and close encounters with nature during your vacation, a Fort Morgan beach house or condo rental might be just what you're looking for. Even if you aren't a bird watcher, you may find yourself picking up the hobby because you'll literally be surrounded by fascinating avian creatures every time you go to a nature preserve.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

With more than 7,000 acres of wilderness habitats, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a stunning place to take your family. You may want to set aside more than a day to explore the entire park, especially if you hope to see numerous bird varieties.

This refuge actually contains the largest undeveloped parcels of land along the Alabama coast. Here you can truly escape from the stresses of modern-day living and disconnect from your cell phones to get back
in touch with nature.

After spending a good chunk of time at one with nature, give your legs a break by heading back to relax on the gorgeous beaches. Who knows, you might even have more opportunities to hang out with nature by swimming near wild dolphins!




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Take a day trip to the Weeks Bay Reserve

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Fort Morgan: Gulf Coast vacation destination for history buffs

Looking to soak up some history as well as some sun while vacationing in the Gulf Shores region? Fort Morgan is a family-friendly destination that is steeped in military and U.S. history. Best of all, the grounds are located minutes from your Fort Morgan vacation rental.

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Explore Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge near Fort Morgan

The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a perfect addition to any afternoon spent in Fort Morgan rentals. Whether you're interested in seeing native plant and animal species or spotting one of the 400 migratory birds that pass through the region each year, this serene wildlife sanctuary is the ideal spot.

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