America's Scenic Byways

Louisiana Scenic Bayou Byway

521 miles - Allow at least 2 days.

Louisiana's Bayou Byway route explores the back roads in 13 parishes and covers some 500 miles through Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington. Ease out of the fast lane, exit the interstate, enjoy the culture, history, and beauty of this homeland. Let the locals treat you like homefolks as you wander the Louisiana Scenic Bayou Byway through a state known as host to the world and home to the adventurous.

Along the byway are numerous properties listed in the National Register historic districts, and three National historic landmarks. You will be able to experience Louisiana's ties to Europe, Africa, the Caribbean Basin, Canada, Asia, and the rest of these United States. Many early 1700's records can be found in historic courthouses along the Louisiana Scenic Bayou Byway.