Alabama is home to several scenic boardwalks. Most people assume boardwalks can only be found within a beach area, but that’s not the case. In addition to beaches, many of Alabama’s boardwalks are also located at wildlife refuges, inside state parks and on historical sites. Listed below are 10 boardwalks that are perfect for a summer stroll.
1. Bald Rock Boardwalk
This scenic boardwalk is located in Cheaha State Park (Delta) and leads to Bald Rock. Its distance is 0.6 miles out and back.
2. Russell Cave Boardwalk
To access Russell Cave (Bridgeport), you'll have to walk down this boardwalk. When it comes to the longest mapped caves in Alabama, Russell Cave ranks third with a mapped length of 7.2 miles.
3. Gulf Shores Boardwalk
In this picturesque scene, the boardwalk is perched over dunes on a Gulf Shores beach. Gulf Shores is one of Alabama's top vacation destinations.
4. Blount Cultural Park Boardwalk
This boardwalk winds through Blount Cultural Park (Montgomery). Blount Cultural Park is home to the world famous Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
5. Bellingrath Gardens Boardwalk
Bellingrath Gardens (Theodore) is one of Alabama's most beautiful places. Visitors love the boardwalk because it allows them to get an up-close view of nature.
6. Stedman's Landing Boardwalk
This boardwalk is located at Stedman's Landing. Stedman's Landing is a beautiful park that's situated between the charming towns of Fairhope and Daphne.
7. Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk
This boardwalk, which is located within the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (Decatur), allows visitors to watch hundreds of geese, Sandhill Cranes and ducks during the winter season.
8. Talmadge Butler Boardwalk
The Talmadge Butler Boardwalk, formerly Azalea Cascades Trail, is located in DeSoto State Park (Fort Payne). Its length is 360 yards, and it offers park visitors an incredible view year-round.
9. James D. Martin Wildlife Park Boardwalk
This boardwalk is located in James D. Martin Wildlife Park (Gadsden) and attracts nature lovers near and far. These nature lovers enjoy walking up and down this boardwalk, all while taking in their beautiful surroundings.
10. The Beach Club Boardwalks
The Beach Club (Gulf Shores) is one of Alabama's finest resorts. Its boardwalks will lead you straight to the beach.