The friendly community of Fairhope nestles against the eastern shore of beautiful Mobile Bay, one of America's premier sailing waters. With southern hospitality as one of its hallmarks, Fairhope is quick to extend the hand of friendship to those who love the sea and boating. The area's famous yacht club is only one of many attractions to this beautiful community. Other amenities include the senior activity center, golfing, tennis, sports play, and local shopping. The bayfront park and pier serve as the centerpiece of picturesque Fairhope, offering a scenic backdrop of duck ponds, a picnic area, a beautiful water fountain, and an award winning rose garden. The annual Jubilee event draws fish into the beach by the thousands, encouraging everyone to catch as many as possible. Wonderful restaurants, the Eastern Shore Art Center, and the historic wood-burning Pinewood Kiln are among the local attractions. Marietta Johnson Museum houses one of the 1907 classrooms of the Marietta Johnson School of Organic Education, preserving her progressive philosophy.