Summerdale is a rural town in south-central Baldwin County, Alabama. It is part of the Daphne–Fairhope–Foley Micropolitan Statistical Area. With roughly 655 people living in the area and it being just minutes away from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Summerdale is a place for peace and relaxation.
Summerdale also has its share of attractions. You can start at the Alligator Alley. Here, you can see 200 alligators enjoying their natural habitat. You can start by walking on the elevated viewing platform and viewing the sunbathing, nesting or courting alligators. If you’re lucky, you might chance upon feeding times and you’ll see the feeding crew walk right to the alligators and feed them! You might also happen to see the alley’s other inhabitant such as turtles, bull frogs, owls, ospreys, etc.
Another one Summerdale’s attraction is the Spear Hunting Museum which welcomed the public in December of the year 2006. The Spear Hunting Museum says just as much as its founder as it says about spear hunting. Gene Morris, the museum’s founder, calls himself “The Greatest Living Spear Hunter in the World.” He is a retired colonel from the Air Force. He hunted animals (the number is estimated at around 400) with the use of only his spears.
The museum also exhibits some of the animals that its founder has killed. The collection includes an American bison, an African lioness, and deer, and alligators. African spears are also on display. These spears have been collected by Morris during his hunting trips. The exhibit also displays the two bent spears, souvenirs from a most exciting adventure.
Summerdale is the place to be if you want to get out of the hectic city life. If you want your peace and quiet, head over to Summerdale now!