Find Alabama Bed and Breakfast Lodging in Fairhope
Fairhope is a town on the Eastern shore of Mobile Bay. It was founded as an experimental community in 1894 with a unique leasehold tax structure and with a “fair hope” of success. Marietta Johnson founded the School for Organic Education in Fairhope which was praised in John Dewey’s “Schools of Tomorrow”. She was a founding member of the Progressive Education Association and the Marietta Johnson Museum is on the campus of Faulkner State Community College. The community became a popular wintering spot for artists and intellectuals. It has tree lined avenues and parks, and beautiful vistas of Mobile Bay. Today the “Jewel of the Eastern Shore “ has a vibrant downtown with shops, boutiques, cafes, art galleries and fabulous seafood restaurants. For 50 years, residents have experienced the “jubilee” along the shore of Mobile Bay. During the jubilee, blue crabs, flounder, sting rays, and eels come into shallow water where they are easily caught. The Weeks Bay Nature Preserve, located 10 miles southeast, has elevated walkways through the swamp. You can see wildlife, live oaks and pitcher plants from the walkways.