Go Green

Louisiana is called "The Sportsman's Paradise" for many reasons, not the least of which is our wonderfully, warm year-round climate. Championship golf courses, hiking and biking trails, bird watching, and canoe trips through the swamps and bayous are just some of the many outdoor adventures that await you.

Bicycling:
Cajun Cyclists

A group of enthusiasts whose main goal is to promote the sport of bicycling in South Louisiana.

Paddling:
Fausse Point State Park and Canoe Trail

5400 Levee Road  |  St. Martinville, LA 70582
337 229-4764
This beautiful park is located on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin Spillway and offers a marked canoe trail with primitive campsites, several miles of hiking trails, waterfront cabins, campsites, boat launch, pavilions, conference center and a playground. There are miles of waterways for canoeing and kayaking. Located south of St. Martinville on the west guideline levee.

Swamps & Bayous:
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

An American-Indian word, "Atchafalaya" (ah-CHA-fa-LIE-ah) means long river. Established in 2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area stretches across 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. It is among the most culturally rich and ecologically varied regions in the United States, home to the widely recognized Cajun culture as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean and Native-American descent.
 

Bayou Vermilion District
300 Fisher Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70508
337 233-4077
The Bayou Vermilion District maintains and enhances life along the Bayou Vermilion for all residents of Lafayette Parish and Acadiana, and provides the best in bayou recreation and cultural history to our citizens and for visitors who regularly travel here from all over the world

Lake Martin
Lake Martin is one of Louisiana's largest nesting colonies for many species of water birds. There is a trail just off of Rookery Road that leads to the best viewing area, however the trail is closed in late May to October because of alligator nesting. Rookery Road is open year round. Only seven miles from Lafayette, it is owned by the Nature Conservancy and is open year round and has free admission. From Hwy. 31 between Breaux Bridge and Parks, take a right on Lake Martin Road and follow it to the lake.
 

Birding:
America’s Wetlands Birding Trails

America's WETLAND Birding Trails on Louisiana's Great Gulf Coast are the final leg of birding trails in states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, linking trails in Texas and Mississippi. Consisting of four distinct trails, nature lovers will be able to view a huge variety of bird species native to Louisiana.
 

Outfitter:
Pack and Paddle

601 E. Pinhook Rd.  |  Lafayette, LA 70501
337 232-5854
Pack & Paddle has grown to over 6,000 square feet, housing excellent brands of outdoor equipment for all types of self propelled outdoor activities. We specialize in rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, kayak fishing, fly fishing, family camping, and much more.

Golf:
Jay and Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course

1121 Mudd Ave.  |  Lafayette, LA
337 291-5557
When you are looking for an exciting and challenging round of golf, make your way to Hebert Municipal Golf Course in Lafayette, Louisiana. Our gorgeous golf course is a favorite among local golfers and regularly plays host to golf outings and other charitable events.

Les Vieux Chenes
340 Rue Des Vieux Chenes  |  Youngsville, LA
337 837-1159
Opened in 1977, and renovated in 2009, Les Vieux Chenes has long been known as a hometown favorite for golf that the whole family can enjoy. Each year, new golfers are tested by our challenging 18 holes of golf.

The Wetlands
2129 North University Ave.  |  Lafayette, LA
337 291-7151
The Wetlands accommodates all levels of players with 5 tees ranging from 7300 yards at its longest and just over 5000 yards at its shortest. The TifDwarf greens are smooth rolling providing a test for every golfer.