As Alice Cooper sings, "School’s out for summer!” And so it
begins when students and adults alike are looking for a place to cool off and
enjoy each other’s company during the summer months.
In Southwest Alabama, there are many activities for families
to enjoy, and most are within a short driving distance. At Magnolia Branch
Wildlife Reserve in Atmore, Ala., the case for having fun is already won.
Making a splash
Beginning every May (the unofficial beginning of summer for
most of the South) and lasting through Labor Day (the unofficial end of
summer), Magnolia Branch opens all of its water activities for people to enjoy.
Those include tubing, the waterblob and zip lines. Canoeing and kayaking can be
done year-round, so let’s not forget those, too.
In addition to all
the summer water activities to enjoy, Magnolia Branch has a few new amenities
to offer Tribal members and other guests. At the end of last year, the park
began renting bicycles to anyone who wanted to take a leisurely ride around the
campground or on the trails. For $5 an hour, hop on a standard-size Specialized
Hardrock adult mountain bike and take your own tour through our hidden piece
Not only is cycling a different way to appreciate nature,
but it’s also as healthy for you as walking. According to online health
research, riding a
bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health
problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle. It also improves your muscle
strength and joint mobility.
What a catch!
Another pleasure to partake in at Magnolia Branch is
fishing. The lakes are now stocked with plenty of blue gill, catfish and shell
cracker. It’s free to fish for as long as you want, and you can keep what you
catch. What’s better than catching and preparing your own dinner? Throw out
your line and see what surprise catch you reel in.
Come on out this summer and soak up the sun having fun and
enjoying all the things Magnolia Branch has to offer. For pricing details on
specific activities, visit magnoliabranch.com/page/Pricing or call 251-446-3423.