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As the northern gateway to Baldwin County and all of Coastal Alabama, and the county seat, Bay Minette, Alabama is ideally situated within an hour’s drive of the city of Mobile, Alabama and just 45 miles north of the white sandy beaches in Gulf Shores, Alabama. With easy access to interstates 10 and 65, you are merely a stone’s throw away from anywhere you could want to be – Bayou? Bay? Beach? City? The features of North Baldwin Coun- ty extend far beyond the many historical sites to see and explore. Focusing more on the serenity and a growing outdoor adventure tourism trend, often remind- ing visitors of other places in a uniquely North Baldwin way. The Mobile-Tensaw Delta, mostly protected by the Forever Wild Land Trust and named a National Natural Landmark, is obviously a big part of who and what North Baldwin is. Deep in the Delta you will find Ala- bama’s Champion Cypress tree – our version of a big city Skyscraper, along with the Bottle Creek Indian Mounds – remnants of the area’s first settlers, along with floating camping platforms on the Bartram Canoe Trail that can take you to a whole other world! We have a bloom- ing Artist community in and around Bay Minette, and miles of hiking, biking and paddling trails. The beauty that is found in world fa- mous public gardens can be found in our endless fields of wildflowers that blossom throughout the delta; many of which are found in shallow bays and bayous that may only be accessed by canoe or kayak, keeping them protected from the world. Live Oaks dot our landscape, like monu- ments to another time. All of this is just moments from Downtown Bay Minette where you will find unique shopping and dining, lots of history to explore, and a community ready to welcome you to stay a while and Discover all that North Baldwin has to offer! DISCOVER COASTAL ALABAMA - WINTER/SPRING 2019 27