Welcome to Lafayette, LA, the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country and the Happiest City in America! Lafayette’s an area known for its swampland dotted with moss draped cypress trees teeming with wildlife, which makes it the perfect destination for bird watching, padding, fishing and numerous other outdoor activities.

Variety of guided tours of Louisiana's swamps via airboat, canoe, kayak, large and small boats.
An outdoor outfitter offering paddling, kayak fishing or hiking events for individual or group travelers.
Beautiful semi-tropical gardens located on Jefferson Island near the unique Lake Peigneur.
A sure sign that spring has arrived is the abundance of azaleas. The Azalea Trail begins at our Visitor Center and meanders... Follow the Trail
Guided and self-guided paddle trips in Acadiana available in French and German.
John Deere toy collection with crawfish and rice farm tours complete with Cajun meal.
Situated on the Mississippi Flyway and the Atchafalaya Loop of America’s Wetland Birding Trail.
Avery Island's 170-acre botanical garden with marshes and bayous with indigenous wildlife.
Explore Avery Island as well as Lafayette and its bike trails starting in Downtown Lafayette.
Rip Van Winkle gardens atop huge salt dome with Rips Rookery, Joseph Jefferson Mansion and Cafe Jefferson.

5 Epic Outdoor Experiences in...

Lafayette, 135 miles west of New Orleans, is a bustling city nestled in French-speaking Louisiana. With its laid-back vibe and vibrant culture,... Read More

Top 5 Places to Hike in Acadiana

Hiking is the perfect way for the entire family, at any skill level, to experience the outdoors without breaking the budget. It provides the opportunity... Read More

Top 5 Places to Paddle in Acadiana

South Louisiana’s waterways provide a gateway to outdoor adventure like no other. Exploration of this region in a kayak or canoe is an... Read More

Lafayette's Unique Seasons

Immerse yourself in the untouched purity of a cypress and tupelo swamp. Sway your hips to the upbeat tempo of accordions and washboards, or let the... Read More

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