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Weeks Bay Reserve

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11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5476
+1 251-928-9792
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Nice visit

In season (May-June) pitcher plants are awesome. In late fall and winter, the place is a nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
OddEater
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Fairhope, Alabama
Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog

The boardwalk over this bog allows you to get very close to large clumps of pitcher plants, which... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Robert W
,
Park Ridge, Illinois
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A government protected wildlife reserve.
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11300 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL 36532-5476
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+1 251-928-9792
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In season (May-June) pitcher plants are awesome. In late fall and winter, the place is a nice boardwalk to a scenic view of The river. Down the road at the nature center is a very informative care taker who likes to explain everything. A nice...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The boardwalk over this bog allows you to get very close to large clumps of pitcher plants, which are a type of insect-eating plant. The acidic bog is deficient in certain minerals, notably nitrogen. So, some plants here adapt to the shortage by trapping and...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This watershed, situated on Weeks Bay, that is tucked into the south-eastern shores of Mobile Bay. They have a delta explorer pontoon boat at the beautiful docks - best sunset view ever - and a great visitor center (free). Their walking trails throughout the area...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We visited the Visitor Center and were told the Pitcher Plants were blooming in the Pitcher Plant Bog up CR17. My wife is a Master Naturalist, so we went looking and she found them blooming in the bog on March 15.The Visitor Center Interpretative Boardwalk...More

Thank tedmc_12
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We were enticed by the sign we saw on highway 98 for the Pitcher Plant Bog; never heard of that sort of thing before. We turned north for 0.4 miles on route 17 and parked in the well marked lot on the right; it looked...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

With both trails and a boardwalk to visit - wonderful nature center with various fish crabs alligator etc. Helpful staff - will return

Thank Haushold
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Reserve has an improved walkway through (and above) the bog leading to Weeks Bay. You can see first hand, the animals that depend on this beautiful forest. There are birds, squirrels and even reptiles you can observe while enjoying the shaded walkway.

1  Thank williamog
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Looking for something to do? This is a great place to spend a couple hours. Short boardwalk provides tour of river marsh and woodland. Tower at the end of boardwalk has a great view of Weeks Bay. Nature center gives insight into flora and fauna...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Weeks Bay is simply awesome! The reserve area adjacent to Fish River offers many free activities including fishing (from the bank or pier), hiking and educational activities. I highly recommend Weeks Bay for folks with interest in our eco-system or with families with young children....More

Thank Jay B
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We have two kids, ages 6 and 3, we were looking for something fun but also educational for them to do. Weeks Bay Reserve was perfect. My kids learned about the importance of an Estuary as well as the many drawers of surprises in their...More

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Katelyn P
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Response from Sue05841 | Reviewed this property |
This is a large facility and there are areas that are completely free. In fact, I can't recall anything that had a charge associated with it but I think they do have a place to accept donations. It is a fascinating spot... More
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Judy19
26 April 2016|
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Free but donations are accepted
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