Attractions February 06, 2018
8 Epic Adventures You Can Have In Louisiana In A Day or Less
Feeling adventurous? Luckily, Louisiana is full of amazing adventures you can take that won’t take up your entire weekend. Here are some of the most epic adventures you can have in Louisiana in a day or less.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Go on a swamp tour.
Fall in love with the swamps and bayous all over again with a swamp tour. You’ll see tons of wildlife and maybe even get to feed an alligator! Be sure to bring your camera because you’ll encounter some breathtaking views.
2. Visit the Shreveport Aquarium.
The aquarium is fun for the whole family! You’ll see more than 3,000 animals in the aquarium, including sharks, octopus, sting-rays, jellyfish, and thousands of different types of fish. (6-1 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101)
3. Paddle around Lake Martin.
Home to one of the largest nesting bird rookeries in Louisiana, Lake Martin is perfect for those looking to explore Louisiana’s landscapes. You can take a canoe or a kayak around the lake to get up close and personal with some spectacular scenery, or you can always just take a drive down Rookery Road or take a leisurely stroll down one of the trails. (1209 Rookery Road, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517)
4. Visit EPIC.
You’ll have the adrenaline rush of a lifetime over at EPIC. This outdoor recreation center has several attractions like zip-line bungee trampolines, archery targets, and many more. One of their more popular attractions is a 40-foot slide that will propel you into to the air, landing safely on an airbag. (130 North Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Scott, LA 70583)
5. Take a drive down the Creole Nature Trail.
The Creole Nature Trail is a 180-mile All-American Road where you’ll come across 26 miles of Gulf of Mexico beaches, marshlands, swamps and of course tons of wildlife like alligators, birds, deer, and so much more.
6. Hold a baby gator.
Gator Chateau fosters alligators until they are able to be released back into the wild, and a visit to this wonderful facility will give you a new respect for these creatures. You’ll even be able to hold a baby alligator! (100 Rue de l' Acadie, Jennings, Louisiana 70546)
7. Hike through the Kisatchie National Forest.
Louisiana’s only national forest spans over seven different parishes and makes up more than 600,000 acres. There are dozens of trails you can choose from, ranging from a couple miles all the way up to the 31-mile Wild Azalea Trail.
8. Hike to the top of a mountain.
Driskill Mountain may only be 535 feet tall, but we take what we can get down here. You can easily hike to the summit in an afternoon, and the views will make you think you’re not in Louisiana anymore.
How many of these epic adventures have you done? Let us know in the comments below!