Nature trail, historical exhibits, and a working farm highlight Baldwin County’s 200-year history
In 2006, the Baldwin County Commission announced plans for construction of the 367-acre Baldwin County Bicentennial Park in preparation for Baldwin County’s celebration of its 200th year in 2009.
Phase I of Bicentennial Park includes the Davida Hastie Nature Trail which contains flora, fauna and wetlands indigenous to Baldwin County, as well as a wetland pavilion which offers visitors an “outdoor classroom” to view and study various species found in the park. As visitors travel along the trail, they will see the park’s various exhibits, including a 1910 country store, restored and stocked with items of its day and the Indian Lifestyles exhibit featuring four winter homes and a replica 1800’s trade house. A working farm in the park contains subsistence crops typical of the early 1800’s. The harvest is donated to various food banks throughout Baldwin County. Visitors may also pay their respects at the Veterans Memorial Park which honors the lives of soldiers involved in our nation's conflicts.
Bicentennial Park Welcome Center and Davida Hastie Nature Trail
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful 2-mile Davida Hastie Nature Trail, which places walkers at arm's length
from the beauty of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. While park construction continues, the trail is open for walking Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Due to the length of the trail, visitors are advised to begin their walk no later than 2:00 p.m.
All visitors are asked to check in at the Bicentennial Park Welcome Center to receive pamphlets and information describing the Davida Hastie Nature Trail, as well as park exhibits and other historic sites within Baldwin County.