Fall is right around the corner and it is one of the best times to visit Houma, Louisiana’s Bayou Country. With cool weather and sunny skies, you’ll want to take advantage of all our unique environment has to offer. To help you out, we’ve put together a few of our favorite fall activities.
With the Wildlife:
The Houma Area is home to many nature and wildlife preserves, which are a great place for fall visitors. Enjoy the cool breeze as they pass through the cypress and Spanish moss. Our area is also part of the Mississippi Flyway, making the nature and wildlife preserves a stunning view point of migratory birds.
Get the kids ready for a treasure hunt with the Houma Travel GeoTour! Using a GPS-enabled device, navigate to hidden containers throughout the Houma area. Look for hidden codes and clues and once you ﬁnd them, bring your game board to the Houma Area Visitors Center for a reward. Learn more about Geocaching at GeoHouma.com.
Cool weather brings a festive vibe to Bayou Country and just about every weekend brings a new celebration. With highlights including the local sounds of Downtown on the Bayou, the bayou blues of Voice of the Wetlands, the quirky folklore of Rougarou Fest and the local libations of Bayou Beer Fest, you will ﬁnd yourself in the bayou spirit during Fall Festival Season.
Food brings people together in Houma. Whether it’s a tasty beignet over breakfast and conversation or a warm gumbo to say you care, food has a way of connecting us. Many of Houma’s restaurants offer outdoor seating just for this perfect time of year. Try the patio at Cajun Critters for boiled or friend seafood favorites. For a ﬁne dining experience, enjoy the terrace of Cristiano Ristorante where you can savor fresh oysters and outstanding wine.
Drive the Byway:
A drive along the Wetlands Cultural Byway through southeast Louisiana’s Gulf Coast parishes of Lafourche and Terrebonne offers visitors an abundance of both natural beauty and cultural experiences. Visitors encounter antebellum plantations, historic downtowns, museums and cultural centers, national heritage areas, birding opportunities, world-class ﬁshing, freshly-caught seafood restaurants, Native American burial mounds, bayou overlooks, swamp tours, sculpture gardens and more as they tour the area served by the byway. Roll down the windows and enjoy the drive.
On the Water:
With 2500 square miles of wetlands to explore, you’ll want to ﬁnd your way to the water. Explore by boat with swamp tours such as A Cajun Man’s Swamp Tour or Annie Miller’s Son’s Swamp and Marsh Tour. Get your adrenaline pumping with Bayou Black Airboat Service or Hammond’s Air Tours. Contact one of our many charter ﬁshing guides for a day on the water you won’t soon forget!
For more on these activities and more, visit us at HoumaTravel.com.
Photos: Houma CVB