America's Scenic Byways

Northwest Louisiana Scenic Byway

502 miles - Allow 12 hours

North Louisiana's rolling hills and pine forests can be seen in all their beauty along the Northwest Louisiana Scenic Byway. Tracing roads that once were paths for frontiersmen moving west, the Northwest Louisiana Scenic Byway opens the state's hill country for your own exploration. Discover a picturesque rural region steeped in pioneer heritage. Experience lively cultures expressed in small town festivals, heritage museums, delicious southern cooking at roadside restaurants and hospitality beyond compare.

Climb aboard the byway north of Shreveport-Bossier City. Your trip along LA Hwy 2 and a network of adjoining roads will lead you from a gift shop and tea room in Vivian to Homer's famed antebellum architecture to Bernice's many historic buildings.

Along the way, visit a museum in Oil City that showcases the huge regional influence of the oil industry. Pick ripe berries on a bright sunny morning. Enjoy the beauty and sport of Lake Claiborne and Lake Bistineau State Parks, Earl Williamson Park on Caddo Lake plus numerous other lakes and bayous. Visit heritage centers carefully maintained by locals whose roots run deep. When the sun sets, make yourself comfortable at a B & B tucked away along the route. Leave the city streets behind and experience the rural riches of Northwest Louisiana.