Louisiana is an ecologically and culturally diverse state which can lead to some of the most memorable experiences you’ll find in the USA. Bayous, cotton fields, and Gulf Coast waters come together in the Pelican State to form beautiful scenes; what better way to enjoy what Louisiana has to offer than on a drive with the family? Check out these best drives in Louisiana:
Creole Nature Trail
Spanning 100 miles from Sulphur to Lake Charles, the Creole Nature Trail will take you over the Intracoastal Waterway, swampy flatlands, and farmlands. Alligators and spoonbills can be seen at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and you can watch the shrimpers haul in their catches along the coast.
False River Route
This drive from Port Allen to New Roads takes you 31 miles features very little traffic as it winds along the levee of the False River. New Roads offers the famous Satterfield’s Riverwalk and Restaurants and many beautiful, historic buildings along Main Street.
Cane River Heritage Trail
This 48-mile from Allen to Cloutierville provides a virtual Civil War history tour and showcases cultures ranging from Native American to African. You will see three Civil War-era plantations which are all open to the public (Oakland Plantation, Melrose Plantation, and Magnolia Plantations) and the city of Natchitoches, whose historic downtown is full of bustling shops and restaurants of all flavors.
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