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.
When starting out and learning about horses and trail riding, it’s important to know the difference in the styles of riding, whether for sport or just for fun. Let’s take a look at each of these styles and how they benefit both rider and horse.
It’s bound to happen — you get halfway to your camping destination and realize you forgot something important. Or you just have to have certain items but there’s no way everything will fit into your luggage. What do you do now?
Magnolia Branch is the perfect spot for bird watching because it falls within the Mississippi Flyway, which is one of the main migration routes stretching from the Arctic Circle to Mexico and South America. Lots of waterfowl stop over at MBWR; if you are lucky, you can also spot the ruby-throated hummingbird.
At Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, you now can rent bicycles for $5/hour and ride around the park at your leisure. Take in the sights and sounds of Magnolia Branch as you pedal down the roadways or on a trail on one of the Specialized Hardrock mountain bike available at the park.
If you own a horse, you know riding freely is an excellent way to enjoy its company and experience the outdoors. And what better way to do that than to ride horse trails through the woods. Much like hiking, horseback riding allows you to explore nature at your own pace but from a much better vantage point. Plus, on a horse you can cover more land in less time than if you were on foot.
The Great Outdoors — peaceful and relaxing. Imagine waking up to the sounds of birds singing and hearing the crickets lull you to sleep. Or how about listening to the creek water run over the rocks and flow continuously, setting a calming rhythm to the day and night. Leave your fast-paced life behind and hit the Alabama campgrounds at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve. Why Magnolia Branch? Because it has a plethora of amenities to offer the beginner camper, the adventurer, the hiker, the experienced, the RVers...you get my drift.