Louisiana’s waterways are beautiful and diverse, and you’ll always find plenty to see and do. Pack a snack, some binoculars (to view wildlife) and some insect repellant and visit these six waterfront trails.
1. Chicot State park
Follow the boardwalk around Chicot Lake to view Cypress trees and plenty of wildlife.
2. Moon Walk New Orleans
This Mississippi riverside promenade was constructed in 1976, and leads you along the river, where you can people watch and look at the boats.
3. Barataria Preserve, Marrero
Check out Louisiana's wetlands at the Barataria Preserve in Marrero. The preserve has both dirt and boardwalk trails, which take you through some gorgeous scenery.
4. Bayou Waterfront Park and Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site, Plaquemine
This walkway trail connects the park to the lock, providing a unique blend of beauty and local history.
5. Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, Lacombe
The Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge is the largest urban refuge in the country, covering 24,000 acres.
6. Kistachie National Forest
The Kistachie National Forest covers 640,000 acres and offers several waterfront trails for hiking, horseback riding and cycling.