If you thought Louisiana is all about alligators, marshes and excellent Creole cuisine, you are absolutely right. But have you ever jumped in and explored all that this place in the heart of America has to offer? Then it’s time to grab your hat, sunscreen and fishing pole and explore the Creole Nature Trail.
The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road winds through the wetlands, wildlife refuges and marshes that Louisiana is famous for while introducing you to the unique splendor of the area. Take the kids along on a family adventure as you hike, fish, stroll, crab or whatever suits your fancy. Or take it all in behind the lens of a camera and capture those memories.
This eco-adventure will allow you to experience newly refurbished exhibits and a driving trail at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. Check out the wildlife from a paved trail on the Wetland Walkway and Blue Goose Trail at the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. And of course, there is an abundance of redfish, flounder and speckled trout in Southwest Louisiana if you feel like a little fishing.
Ever come eye to eye with a toothy alligator’s smiling face? Here’s your chance. Louisiana is home to the second largest alligator population in the U.S. and on the Creole Nature Trail you can see them basking in the sun or rambling along the side of the trail into the canal. Little too wild for your nature? The trail also boasts seven natural beaches along 26 miles of undeveloped Gulf Coast.
Visiting the Creole Nature Trail will have you feeling like you are miles away from home yet all the conveniences of home, like stores, restaurants, and groceries, are nearby in the small community of Cameron. Start your adventure and get away from it all by visiting the Creole Nature Trail website.