Scenic Byways

The Jean Lafitte Scenic Byway

The Jean Lafitte Scenic Byway runs through New Iberia and the heart of Acadiana winding through rice and sugar cane fields, marsh land and salt dome “islands,” as it hugs the coastline of Louisiana. This highway offers scenery you wouldn’t otherwise see on a trek through the region and gives visitors an idea of what life was like in times past.

The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway

The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway follows a meandering moss-draped, oak tree-lined course through lush vegetation into the geographical heart of Acadiana. Following closely along the banks of the region’s most popular waterway, this picturesque route provides a firsthand glimpse of Cajun culture. Thousands of years ago, the present course of the Bayou Teche was the main channel of the Mississippi River, so you’ll also get a unique geological perspective of how the rich agricultural lands on this route were formed.

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