While the beach is without a doubt the reason most people visit Orange Beach, there are also many Orange Beach bike trails, walking paths, parks, and green spaces to explore and enjoy.
Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S Branyon Backcountry Trail. The non-motor vehicle trail system offers the perfect venue for walking, jogging, and biking. (If you want to experience one of the best Orange Beach bike trails, bikes are available for rent from several shops near the trailheads).
For canoeists and kayakers, the Orange Beach Canoe Trail offers the perfect opportunity to get out on the water. Ten designated landing sites are located along Wolf Bay, Bay La Launch, Arnica Bay, Bayou St. John, and Cotton Bayou. (Please note that most canoe launch sites are still closed due to damage sustained during Hurricane Sally in 2020. Repairs will begin in late 2022 and in 2023.)
Public Boat Launches
There are two public boat launches located in Orange Beach. Both launches are part of the Alabama State Park system and have paved parking lots.
Robinson Island & Bird Island
The islands are located in Bayou St. John adjacent to the Perdido Pass Bridge. The islands are a sanctuary for birds and wildlife and a favorite summertime destination for area boaters and sunseekers.
Unleashed Dog Park
This shady three fourth acre park allows dogs to have their own play area to roam unleashed. Separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. Water stations and disposal stations on site. Benches are available for owners.
Waterfront Park & Kids Park
Open to the public year-round, this beautiful family park is located on Wolf Bay and includes a 400' pier with covered pavilions and seating. Seven picnic shelters with grills are situated around the park. There are two restroom buildings, paved walking paths, and Kids Park Playground with slides, swings, and climbing areas.