Take a Drive Along the Coast The fall is such a nice time for a drive. As the weather cools a bit, you might even be able to put the top down as you head to the coast for a scenic byway drive along the road less traveled. While the Cajun Coast is likely more known for the Atchafalaya Basin and its Paddling Trails, the 125-mile Bayou Teche Scenic Byway contains some spectacular water views of its own! You can even bike along this route.
The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway winds through the Cajun Coast (St. Mary Parish) as well as Iberia and St. Martin Parishes. As the name suggests, (Teche being the Chitimacha word for snake) it follows the snake-like meanderings of the Bayou Teche with incredible, natural landscapes and moss-draped live oaks as well as more than 100 historic properties, many on the National Register of Historic Places. The drive will take you along areas featuring two, distinct cultures, the Cajun French culture of the upper Teche, and the Anglo-Saxon culture of the lower teche. Stop in at area restaurants for amazing dining and take in cultural offerings in both regions. Along the Cajun Coast, we feature everything from historic lighthouses, historic homes and districts, and a state museum to wildlife, wild casino action and the Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha.
Find out more and take a drive along Louisiana’s Coast!