In the Mobile Bay area our abundant natural wonder is on full display for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike. With a wide variety of parks, waterways, beaches and berms, there’s ample opportunity for relaxation and adventure in utterly beautiful surroundings.

Discover Mobile’s natural splendor with the 260,000-acre Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, known as “America’s Amazon.” It’s the second-largest river delta in the United States and home to some of its most diverse wildlife, including the Champion Cypress tree, the state’s largest, measuring 27 feet across at its base. Dozens of fishing, boating and camping opportunities await in this massive wetland.

Take a look at these four options for exploring our backyard:

Strap in for more than a gentle breeze in your face, paddle calm waters or cast a line.

  • Thrill with high-energy fun on an airboat ride with Airboat Express and Airboat Adventures

  • Take a slower course with WildNative Tours on a pontoon from Downtown Mobile or with a kayak tour

  • Reel in some serious bragging rights or enjoy the sunset with Making Waves Charters

Put on your good walking shoes and get ready to explore our parks, squares, gardens and wild adventures.

  • Stroll the 720-acre municipal Langan Park, home of Mobile Botanical Gardens, with one of the most diverse collections of camellias and azaleas in the U.S.

  • Park it and relax at Cathedral Square, Mardi Gras Park, Bienville Square and other Mobile green areas

  • Tiptoe through more than tulips at the 65-acre floral wonder of Bellingrath Gardens

  • View the 50 life-size bronze sculptures at the Geri Moulton Children’s Park, adjacent to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital

  • Get plenty of fresh air at Chickasabogue Park in Eight Mile with an abundance of outdoor recreation

  • Gaze at the Mobile Delta from a boardwalk vantage point at Meaher State Park

  • Test your bravery and hold a baby gator at Alligator Alley

Pedal, paddle or hike. Look for the birds, flowers or public art. Learn lessons from the past. Mobile has a trail for you.


Have you ever touched a stingray or met a furry or feathered friend from the delta? Here’s your chance.

So, how do you like to explore? By foot on a boardwalk? With a paddle in hand? On a serene park bench? Pick your path and your pace. Mobile’s amazing and diverse outdoor opportunities are yours to discover.