20 Feb 2018
A project of the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program, The Oyster Trail is a fun treasure hunt with which the whole family can get involved!
What is it?
The Oyster Trail is a project introduced by the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program. This trail was created to raise awareness of the importance of oysters in restoring Mobile Bay, as well as boosting the economy. Have you tried our local, Alabama oysters? They’re succulent, delicious, and gracing the menus of many of our local restaurants.
This entertaining, educational art treasure hunt reaches across Coastal Alabama. There are fiberglass oysters painted and decorated by local artists from the local area. Visitors are guided by a Trail Map to the locations of the oysters that will be found along the streets, in parks, in lobbies, and many other places at local establishments.
Along with the painting and decorations, each oyster has a fact plaque explaining why oysters are beneficial to Mobile Bay's ecosystem and economy. With themes like Jubilee, Water Ways and Wildlife, and Coastal Culture, families traveling the Oyster Trail will also get to learn about the local culture and landscape.
Near the beach, you can find official Oyster Trail oysters at the following locations:
Acme Oyster House, Gulf Shores
Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission at the Alabama Marine Resources Office, Gulf Shores
The Original Oyster House, Gulf Shores
Alabama’s Coastal Connection National Scenic Byway, Orange Beach
Coastal Alabama’s Farmer’s & Fishermen’s Market, Foley
Additional oysters can be found throughout Mobile, Grand Bay, Bayou La Batre, and Point Clear.
Want to get started? Get the full Oyster Trail Map from TheOysterTrail.com.