1. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
What is it? The name means ‘safe harbor’ in French, and that’s what this easy-to-access park offers to flora and fauna in the area.
Why go? Boardwalks make it easy to go a couple of miles along this land without disturbing any of the wildlife, and in just a few minutes the landscape changes from large trees to beach shrubs. Guided walks are available if you want to learn about the native sea turtles, alligators and birds.