Friday, May 10, 2013

Welcome to Baldwin County, Alabama

We've got the beach. And there is plenty to do when you are not on the beach. With more than 1,500 square miles of territory, and just less than 200,000 people according to the U.S. Census, the county was founded in 1809. Named for someone who never set foot in the area, Baldwin is one of the larger counties in the United States.

Best known for its beaches (Parents Magazine named an Alabama Gulf Coast beach one of its “top 10.” named Gulf Shore and Orange Beach to its best Gulf beaches list.), people may have the impression that we are still oil-fouled from the British Petroleum Macando well oil spill.

Au contraire! The beaches are clean, wildlife is coming back and while there are some effects left, it should not prevent you and your family from having a great time.

Besides, there is more to Baldwin than the beach. There are plenty of fun and educational (but fun!!!) things to do. Visit an old train station, walk a rose trail, take Fido or FiFi to one of our dog parks, play disc golf, go shopping, canoe/kayak/stand up paddle board, learn some history or grab a soda at an old-fashioned fountain. The northern part of the county is woodsy and less-developed, while the southern part (south of I-10) is partly a suburb of Mobile, partly beach, and all fun.

Enjoy your trip, and if you have any suggestions, add them to the comments section!

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