These two old churches with their twin steeples are among the oldest wooden structures in the southeastern Louisiana city of Ponchatoula. But after sitting mostly unused for decades, the buildings have been transformed into a new creative arts center.
A Cajun two-step is irresistible for some of the couples at this Saturday morning jam session in the Gueydan Museum. The museum is located on Main St. in a 1902 Bank Building. For the past few months, Gueydan has been showing off its deep roots in Cajun Music.
The Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Louisiana-Texas border has two state parks. At the southern end, the South Toledo Bend State Park attracts families who like to fish, camp and ride a 4-wheeler through the hills.
It was once the site of the largest cypress sawmill in the United States and maybe even the world. Now, you can learn about that huge operation and the disappearance of Louisiana’s giant cypress trees at a state museum in Patterson.
It’s very green, extremely fast growing and it’s gaining in popularity with home gardeners and sustainable manufacturing. That plant is bamboo, and it has found a home in the rolling hills of Washington Parish.
If the urge to spend more time outdoors has you thinking about a camping trip, but you don’t have all of the gear, there is a comfortable option at some Louisiana state parks. It’s called glamping, where you get a nice large tent with a bed and outdoor furniture.