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How to Spend Two Days in Foley, Alabama DAY ONE BRUNCH Specialty teas and coffees highlight a de- licious brunch at The Copper Kettle Tea Bar in downtown Foley. No matter if you take your tea hot or cold, the local loose leaf tea specialists at The Copper Kettle will help find the perfect blend for you. Enjoy fresh soups, Greek hummus and tea house salads for a light brunch to start your day. 106 N. Chicago St., Foley, AL 36535 251-269-2544 The Copper Kettle Tea Bar. MID-DAY Pack comfortable shoes and take a walk- ing tour of Foley’s downtown. Take a peek into the past at the Foley Railroad Depot Museum and Model Train Exhibit. Learn how Foley’s history as a railroad town helped the city evolve. Just a short walk from the railroad museum is the Holmes Medical Museum, Baldwin County’s hos- pital from 1936 to 1958. The hospital re- mains nearly unchanged since it treated its last patient, and many of the hospital’s original tools and artifacts are on display. Stacy’s Rexall Drugs. AFTERNOON Explore the great outdoors with a five- mile hike at Graham Creek Nature Pre- serve. Pack a lunch and enjoy the quiet surroundings of 500 acres of natural hab- itats. Kayakers will enjoy the serenity of the Wolf Bay Watershed. Rent a kayak or bring your own and paddle through the preserve or launch at Wolf Creek Park and take in the flora and fauna of the South Baldwin County waterways. Wolf Bay Dr, Foley, AL 36535 (251) 923-4267 DINNER When a mom-and-pop restaurant has been in business since the ’70s, you know there’s something special about it. Wolf Bay Lodge is a family-owned and -op- erated tradition for Baldwin Countians. They cook up traditional Southern fare and amazing seafood. Many dishes are from the restaurant’s original menu, in- cluding seafood gumbo, crab stuffing, stuffed whole flounder and many of the salad dressings. 20801 Miflin Road, Foley, AL 36535 251-987-5129 DAY TWO BRUNCH Need something light with your coffee so you’ll have room for a fabulous brunch? Visit Stacy Drugs & Olde Tyme Soda Fountain. Take a step back in time and experience Foley in the 1930s. Not much has changed since Stacey’s opened in 1929 - you’ll find a friendly pharmacy lo- cated in the heart of downtown, a conve- nient lunch counter, ice cream and other frozen treats that include chocolate malts and banana splits, and self-serve coffee is still only 10 cents a cup. 121 W. Laurel Ave., Foley, AL 36535 251-943-7191 MORNING Get your adrenaline pumping with high-flying feats at OWA, Foley’s newest adventure park. At OWA, there’s some- thing for the young and young at heart. Soar through the sky on one of the OWA’s 21 thrill rides and rollercoasters. OWA is open year-round, but seasonal hours do apply. 1501 South OWA Blvd., Foley, AL 36535 251-923-2111 LUNCH For a great selection of sandwiches, pan- ni’s and Italian entrees, visit Gelato Joe’s. Order up a Sweet Strawberry Salad with spring mix and fresh strawberries, topped with blue cheese and roasted pecans for a light lunch and save room for dessert with the restaurant’s large selection of ge- lato flavors. 202 E. Michigan Ave., Foley, AL 36535 251-971-5637 AFTERNOON Browse more than 120 famous-brand and designer outlet stores at Tanger Outlets. Find wares from stores including Banana Republic, Clarks, Charlotte Russe, Kate Spade New York and many more. 2601 S McKenzie St., Foley, AL 36535 Portabella’s. DINNER For savory Italian dishes that’ll make you want to come back again, you can’t go wrong with Foley’s Portabella’s Restau- rant. The La Pasta with Italian sausage, smoked sausage, peppers, onions and marinara served atop penne pasta is a lo- cal’s favorite. 201 S. McKenzie St., Foley, AL 36535 251-943-7773 DISCOVER COASTAL ALABAMA - WINTER/SPRING 2019 49