Louisiana March 12, 2018
Spend A Weekend At These 6 Charming Towns For Endless Outdoor Adventures
Louisiana has hundreds of towns just waiting to be explored. Next time you have a free weekend, consider getting away and exploring this beautiful state! Here are some amazingly charming towns where you can have epic outdoor adventures.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
This tiny town in Sabine Parish is known for the Tamale Fiesta which takes place in the fall. In the meantime, you can enjoy North Toledo Bend State Park, which is located in Zwolle. At over 900 acres, you’ll never run out of things to do. World class fishing, two hiking trails, a swimming pool, and so much more await you at this lovely state park. You can also rent a paddleboat of a canoe and explore the reservoir at your own pace as you leisurely float around.
2. Grand Isle
Head down to the tip of the boot for endless outdoor adventures. Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island is perfect for the fisherman, birdwatchers, and those looking to sink their toes in the sand. The Grand Isle State Park features nature trails and is known for having some amazing opportunities for bird watching.
3. Breaux Bridge
Spend a weekend over in the heart of Cajun Country! Known as the Crawfish Capital of the World, Breaux Bridge is full of amazing restaurants, historic buildings, and wonderful shopping. Take the walking tour through Breaux Bridge to learn about this charming little town and be sure to spend some time admiring the scenic views of Bayou Teche. While you’re in the area be sure to jet over to Lake Martin for some wildlife viewing! Visitors can rent a canoe/kayak or walk through the trails for some of the best scenery Louisiana can offer.
This hidden gem located in northern Louisiana in Claiborne Parish is full of history and outdoor adventures. Head over to Lake Claiborne State Park for some good old fashion outdoor fun. The freshwater lake is stocked with bass, catfish, crappie, perch, and many others. Lake Claiborne is also great for waterskiing or enjoying a day on the boat, or relaxing on the beach. There are several hiking and biking trails to explore, and even an 18-basket disc golf course.
5. St. Francisville
Tucked away in the rolling hills of West Feliciana Parish, St. Francisville is a picture-perfect way to spend a weekend outside. Not only are there several plantations you can tour or lodge at (including one of the most haunted plantations in the country), St. Francisville also boasts a charming main street that’s a wonderful place to do some shopping or dining. Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge is also in St. Francisville, which offers tons of outdoor adventures from fishing and hunting to nature walking and wildlife viewing.
You may have never heard of Pioneer, but that’s all about to change. Pioneer is home to Poverty Point, a World Heritage Site almost 3,500 years old. Spend some time walking through Poverty Point learning about these early settlers and see the artifacts and relics archaeologists have discovered. Afterward, check into Poverty Point State Park in Delhi and explore their hiking trails. There are eight cabins, 54 campsites, fishing opportunities, and more!
Have you been to any of these towns? Let us know in the comments below!