America's Scenic Byways

Wetlands Cultural Trail

0 miles - Take 1-2 hours to drive this byway.

From vast, wild wetlands to the serenity of shrimp boats in the harbor at sundown, there are many things to see that are unique to the Wetlands Cultural Trail's corner of the world. Water surrounds much of the environment along the byway. Cypress trees and Cypress knees are a common sight on several of the area's swamp tours. Cabins built circa 1875 housed some of the people who worked for Laurel Valley sugar mill, a rural life sugar plantation, in an earlier era. From antebellum plantations and magnificent church art to shrimp boats coming into port at sundown, the byway provides the onlooker with an eye-full of culture, history, and scenery.