Blakeley celebrates arrival of spring with special events and cruises

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Posted 3/11/21

Historic Blakeley State Park offers several special programs in March as we celebrate the arrival of spring. This month is a wonderful time to explore the park and take in some of the recent …

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Blakeley celebrates arrival of spring with special events and cruises

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Historic Blakeley State Park offers several special programs in March as we celebrate the arrival of spring. This month is a wonderful time to explore the park and take in some of the recent improvements which have made it easier than ever to explore its remarkable natural and cultural heritage. The park has over 25 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, and a variety of audio and printed self-guided touring options to help guests discover its amazing history and unparalleled ecological setting.

On Saturday, March 13 we welcome The Good Guys food truck to the park and invite our guests to enjoy the mild weather and try their delicious burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. If you have an interest in art and the beauty of our natural environment, come early that day for a special class on drawing wildflowers being taught by an accomplished local artist.

On March 19 and 20 the park offers three special cruises from Five Rivers Delta Resource Center providing unique views of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, one of Alabama’s most celebrated natural wonders. Choose from taking in a sunset on Mobile Bay or navigating the remote waterways between the Eastern Shore and Mobile. Then on March 27 the park welcomes guests for a spring “lunch cruise,” in which we journey through the scenic Delta waters and make a stop at the Bluegill restaurant on the causeway to enjoy some of their famous dishes.

The park is home to Alabama’s largest Civil War and battlefield and is the Delta’s longest-running tour operator. Its Delta Explorer is U.S. Coast Guard-licensed covered boat features bench seating and a restroom facility and is handicapped accessible. For more information and to register for any of these events, visit www.blakeleypark.com/Events.