Also be on the lookout for the eclectic dinosaur sculptures

Dinosaur sculpture in Elberta, Alabama
Dinosaur sculpture in Elberta, Alabama

Enjoy local restaurants

Foley’s historic downtown is home to a number of local restaurants, unique shops, and attractions. Foley Coffee House is a popular local choice for breakfast and lunch. One of the best choices for a hot cup of tea/coffee is Copper Kettle Tea bar. This charming tea houses offers a beautiful setting for enjoying an afternoon cup of tea. The owners are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the different flavors and benefits of tea. At Copper Kettle, Southern hospitality is alive and well. Staff ask you about your day and even recommend area attractions.

Copper Kettle Tea Bar in Foley, Alabama

The charming decor adds to the relaxing setting of a tea break. As you wait for your delicious loose leaf tea to be brewed, you can enjoy all the unique tea pots and accessories on the walls.

The cozy interior of Copper Kettle Tea Bar in Foley, Alabama
A unique teapot lamp at Copper Kettle Tea Bar in Foley, Alabama

If you prefer to sit outside and enjoy the Southern sunshine, there is plenty of cozy seating available.

Cozy outdoor seating at Copper Kettle Tea Bar in Foley, Alabama
Cozy outdoor seating at Copper Kettle Tea Bar in Foley, Alabama

On the menu, you will find dozens of varieties of black, green, white, and herbal loose leaf tea blends. The White Peony and Roobios Chai are both delicious! We enjoyed the shop so much, that we decided to visit again before leaving Foley.

Hot tea at Copper Kettle Tea Bar in Foley, Alabama

Enjoy a leisurely ride on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

This beautifully paved trail runs through Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Gulf State Park. The trail is about 15 miles long, so you can plan an easy few miles or a longer exercise excursion depending on your ability level and available time. The trail is tree-lined and mostly shady, allowing you to get in a few miles even on hot, sunny days. Along the way, you will pass many beautiful natural landscapes such as marshes and swamps. You may even see an alligator if you plan your ride at the right time. Check out the trail map to plan your route!

Biking trail at Gulf Coast State Park in Alabama

Enjoy a scenic drive

Small town Alabama is a great place to get back to nature with a leisurely drive through the country side. There are many charming back roads to enjoy the lush green scenery. Hwy 98 leading to Bamahenge is also very scenic with peaceful views of the forests and virtually no traffic.

Beautiful scenery on Hwy 98 near Elberta, Alabama

Have you ever visited Foley or Gulf Shores, Alabama? What other small Alabama towns would you recommend visiting?