Explore Louisiana’s Playground!
Get Outdoors!Adventures are good for the soul, and this summer, you can reconnect with your friends, families, or kids in the great outdoors in Southwest Louisiana, whether you are interested in hiking, biking, kayaking or wildlife viewing. Roll down the windows and enjoy the open road that leads into Louisiana’s Outback along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. You can also enjoy options in town to get out on the lake or explore Lake Charles – Louisiana’s Playground!
Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point:The perfect launch pad for your outdoor excursion is Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point in Sulphur. The knowledgeable adventure guides on staff can point you in the right direction for seeing flora, fauna, gators, walking trails and shelling along Gulf beaches. Inside Adventure Point, everyone can learn more about the trail and the Cajun/Creole cultures of Southwest Louisiana. Adventure Point includes interactive exhibits that showcase crabbing, hunting, fishing, Cajun/Zydeco music and Cajun/Creole cooking in Southwest Louisiana – including a bubbling display on crawfish!
Pintail Wildlife Drive & the Wetland Walkway:
Several of the attractions along the trail that are perfect for wildlife viewing are the Wetland Walkway at the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge on the west side of the trail and Pintail Wildlife Drive on the east side of the trail. The Wetland Walkway hovers over the marshy areas of Southwest Louisiana where you can hike and get up close to nature. The Pintail Wildlife Drive is one of the best places to see gators in their natural habitat, and it truly is a spectacular place to see sunlight on the wings of the birds flying through the area and resting in the abundant marshlands on the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.
Ride or Glide Along:
The sweeping view of Lake Charles or the charming nature of Prien Lake Park are enticing for those looking for more adventures on the water. Lake Area Adventures or River Rat Rentals are options for kayaks, canoes and boats. Call them in advance to plan your day trip on the water. Also, Lake City Cruisers conducts group “lighted bike” tours at night. All you have to do is book your bike and timeslot in advance for a night on the town!
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