Louisiana is a year round paradise for travelers looking to cut loose, enjoy some southern sunshine, and embrace the local culture only found in the Bayou State. While every season here brings with it a chance to drink in everything that this region has to offer, fall activities in Louisiana deliver a distinctive seasonal twist. If you're considering a visit to the area this autumn, here are five activities you may want to include on your travel itinerary
to make your trip even more memorable.
Take a Hike
Louisiana touts some of the country's most breathtaking natural sights. Gather up your crew, get outside and visit some of the state's many hiking trails. Tunica Hills WMA / Clark's Creek, near St. Francisville, Louisiana State Arboretum in Chicot State Park and Caroline Dormon Trail in Kisatchie National Forest are just some of the many state parks and reserves that offer peak views of indigenous fauna throughout its many natural trails. Another great option, minutes away from us, is the Sam Houston Jones State Park! From camping, swimming & walking trails, there are various ways to spend a great day outdoors.
Bike it Out
Perhaps you prefer being a peddler rather than a pedestrian. Not a problem; there are plenty of biking opportunities. Whether you're into road cycling, mountain biking or leisurely outings, this region provides ample ways to bike it out during your trip.
Rookie and avid anglers alike will love dropping a line in some of the area's most renowned fishing holes. Lake D'Arbonne State Park, the fishing pier at Poverty Point State Park and Lake Charles offer fabulous fishing opportunities. You can also spend the day in the Gulf of Mexico deep-sea fishing off the coast. No matter what you're hoping to reel in, you can find it here in Louisiana.
Take in a Festival (or Two)
Festival seasons kicks into high gear
throughout autumn. The cooler, dryer temperatures prove a perfect opportunity for everyone to get outside and enjoy some fresh southern air. You and your travel companions will have virtually endless festival options
to choose from. Foodies can get a taste of local cuisines at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival and NOLA Beignet Festival. Art lovers will clamor to Red River Revel, north Louisiana's largest arts festival and music lovers will feel at home at Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival. You and yours will easily find the perfect outdoor celebration to attend.
Find a Swamp Tour
The swamps here are legendary and a tour may top your list of must-do fall activities in Louisiana. Come see for yourself what has captivated travelers, artists and historians for decades on a swamp tour. Local vendors give guests various ways to get on the swamp (kayak, airboats and tour boats) so you can choose the right option based on your preference and skill level.
After spending so much time outdoors, you and your group will be ready for a little indoor excitement! Isle of Capri® is the perfect place to plan your adult autumn adventure in Louisiana. Test your luck at our modern gaming facility
and stay for a delicious meal at our onsite eateries
. We're a great place to stay
, play, dine and unwind - So make us your "home-base" during your Louisiana adventure!