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Take extra time, exploring the outdoors.
The rolling hills of West Feliciana Parish are unique to this part of Louisiana. Sandy-bottomed creeks wind through the lush countryside, and bird calls fill the air John James Audubon painted many of Birds of Americas here, and today bikers and hikers find the Feliciana terrain ideal for recreation.
Biking & Cycling
Winding and hilly back roads spin a web of West Feliciana Pairsh ...
A playground for resident and migratory birds,
Canoeing & Kayaking
All dependent on water levels.
Small public to large private for tours.
Two courses in West Feliciana parish.
Trails in State, federal and local parks.
Seasonal hunting in State WMA & Cat Island NWR
Great places for good photos.
WFP Sports Park for tennis, basketball, baseball and soceer.
Parks & Refuge
Unique parks, each one is very special, Tunica Hills, Cat Island NWR
Afton Villa Gardens
Blossoms Among the Ruins---When Afton Villa Plantation burned to the ground in 1963, nothing much remained but the gardens. Genevieve and Morrell Trimble saw the 250 acres of rubble and overgrown landscape, fell in love with it, and in 1972, embarked on their huge 20-year project to restore the lost gardens.Afton Villa is open from March 1 - June 30 and October 1 - November 30th of each year.
Audubon State Historic Site (Oakley House)
Highlights; West Indies plantation home, hands-on museum, trails, herb gardens, slave quarters, barn with animals and out-buildings, such as a kitchen. To do: Guided plantation tour, visit out-buildings & barn, hiking & birding trails, photograph scenic views, picnic and talk with "Gus," the live turkey which roams the grounds.
Park Manager: John R. House III. Audubon State Historic Site Locust Grove State Historic Site Louisiana Office of State Parks Office: (225) 635-3739 Fax: (225) 784-0578
Audubon State Historic Site Loop
This easy 29-mile loop follows small country roads that go by The Myrtles Plantation, Butler Greenwood Plantation, the historic Locust Grove Cemetery and the Audubon State Historic Site.
Biking West Feliciana
Spectacular scenery, historic sites, canopy roads and challenging hills await your next ride in West Feliciana Parish.
Butler Greenwood Plantation
Eight Generations of Tradition---Butler Greenwood Plantation was once an indigo and cotton plantation. Today this plantation is lived in and loved by members of the original family, one of very few such places. Renowned Louisiana author and historian, Anne Butler, gives tours of her family's home and offers overnight stays in bed & breakfast cottages on the grounds.Perfect setting for small, intimate receptions.
Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge
Currently 9,623 acres Wildlife Refuge open to hiking, canoeing, birding, photography, and hunting and fishing. A permit avalible from the West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission, $15 money order, is needed for hunting and fishing.
Garden Symposium Park
Quaint pocket park at the corner of Ferdinand & Royal Streets. Take a break from your stroll of the Historic District and relax on the park benches, Fountain with fish and garden.
Golf at The Bluffs Country Club
The Bluffs Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer, is an 18-Hole Championship Course. Advance tee times are required. Golf Shop opens at 7:00AM
Greenwood Plantation Turnaround
This 25 mile ride goes to Greenwood Plantation and back to Tourist Information Center. You will travel along Tunic Road across Bayou Sara on Low water bridge along tree-lined route. Tour Greenwood Plantation.
Welcome to The Guesthouse at Hemingbough. For those wishing to enjoy the total Hemingbough experience, we offer overnight accommodations. Eight rooms, two suite Guesthouse operates year round. Spacious accomodations for meetings, receptions,etc,.
Hilly But Happy Loop
This 35-mile loop has lots of small hills with a couple of huff and puff hills. The roads are in good condition except for Jones Vaughn Creek Road, which has not been resurfaced. You'll enjoy this ride as you work to get up a hill and then enjoy the thrill of careening down the other side. Beautiful, sandy creeks greet you at the bottom of the hills. Some of them are inviting enough to entice you in for a swim or at least to rest and have a snack. There are no stores along the route, so bring plenty of water and snacks.
Imahara's Botanical Gardens
Please join us as we open our gates to share our newest project with neighbors, gardening friends and guests. Enjoy a tour of our legacy garden plus discover the historic area from our past which brought us back to our roots.
Mary Ann Brown Preserve
Owned by The Nature Conservancy. 109 acres of deep ravines, loblolly forest and meadows.
Parker Memorial Park
Majestic live oaks, numerous camellia shrubs surround the central gazebo. Locale to numerous local festivals and events. Picnic grounds.
Port Hudson State Historic Site
Site of a Major Civil War Action. Longest siege,with first employment of African-American Troops. Walking tours and living history events.
Rosedown gardens were the province of Martha Turnbull throughout her life. The Turnbulls’ honeymoon in Europe included great formal gardens of France and Italy, an influence seen in Martha's activities at Rosedown. The gardens grew out from the house over a span of many decades, to cover approximately 28 acres. In the 19th century, Rosedown was one of the few privately maintained formal gardens in the United States.
This 15-mile loop will give you a taste of the Feliciana hills without a commitment of lots of miles. At the end of the ride, you can enjoy the beautiful gardens of Rosedown Plantation.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site
Rosedown Plantation, encompassing 374 acres in St. Francisville, is one of the most intact, documented examples of a domestic plantation complex in the South. It embodies the lifestyle of the antebellum South's wealthiest planters in a way very few other surviving properties can. Tours and meeting-reception areas are available.
St. Francisville Spring Garden Stroll
The tour provides a wonderful opportunity to visit beautiful and unique private and public gardens in the parish of West Feliciana and the town of St. Francisville, La..
St. Francisville to Jackson Loop
This 45-mile loop will reward you with beautiful, small country roads that go by the lovely plantation homes, The Myrtles and Butler Greenwood both of whom are open for tours. You will also travel in front of the historic Locust Grove Cemetery and the Audubon State Historic Site.
Louisiana West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission, Email Us 1 (800) 789-4221
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