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2020 Alabama Recreational Trails Conference

February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Gulf State Park Lodge, Gulf Shores, AL
Conference: ​Feb. 6-7 – $195 Registration
Outdoor Mobile Workshops: Feb. 5 – $50 Registration
Registration Extended to: Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
A fun and informative gathering for those who plan, develop
​and manage recreational trails in Alabama.
Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Outdoor Mobile Workshops (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Gulf State Park Trails Bicycle Tour 
Bicycle along several miles of GSP’s 28 miles of new and highly innovative multi-use trails and learn how they were planned and developed under the Gulf State Park Enhancement Project to enhance visitor experience to this remarkable coastal state park. Bicycles provided by Orange Beach. Cycling experience is required.  You are required to bring your own helmet to participate.

Limited to 15 participants. $50 Registration

Orange Beach Canoe Trail Tour 
Kayaking tour of several sections of the 15 mile-long Orange Beach Canoe Trail, exploring the coves, bayous, and islands around the Orange Beach Peninsula. Learn about the trail’s creation and the infrastructure (12 launch sites) and public information system that make it a popular destination for paddlers. Kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices provided. Wear wet-weather gear to keep you dry and shoes that can get wet.

Limited to 12 participants. $50 Registration

Explore the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail & Bon Secour NWR by Bike and by Foot
Bicycle 7 miles through Gulf State Park and out the Fort Morgan Peninsula to the Bon Secour National Wildife Refuge along the wonderful multi-use paths of the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail, and then explore the nature paths through the Refuge by foot. You’ll experience beautiful protected natural areas of Alabama’s Gulf Coast and view the unique plants, birds, and other animals that call this region home while learning how public agencies created and manage these trails. Bicycles provided by Orange Beach. Cycling experience required. You are required to bring your own helmet to participate.

Limited to 12 participants.  $50 Registration

Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb. 7 – Trails Conference –
​$195 Registration Fee

Check in begins 7:30 AM on Thursday, Feb. 6, conference concludes on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 PM


February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am
February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Gulf State Park
21196 East Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542 United States