Photo Caption:
CBS correspondent Conor Knighton interviews Anne Klenke, tourism director from the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and a National Scenic Byway Foundation board member, for the CBS Byways primetime special set to air on Friday, May 17.

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Contact:
Angie S. Manning, CDME
Communications Director
Lake Charles/SWLA CVB
www.VisitLakeCharles.org
 

The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road
To Be Featured Nationally on CBS Primetime Special at 8 p.m. CDT, May 17

LAKE CHARLES, La. (May 15, 2019)—The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road is one of three National Scenic Byways to be featured in a Byways primetime special scheduled to air on Friday, May 17, at 8 p.m. CDT on CBS. Producers from CBS were in town near the end of April and interviewed Anne Klenke, tourism director from the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and a National Scenic Byway Foundation board member.

“It was an honor for the Creole Nature Trail to be chosen as one of only three National Scenic Byways to be showcased on a national scale. The television coverage only emphasizes the decades of work and effort that the community has invested in the CNT.  Being able to talk about the authentic American experiences which can be had on byways was really rewarding. Byways are amazing and combine natural beauty with the culture of the area for a well-rounded and unique visitor experience. And often there may only be a handful of people at any location along a byway at a given time!” said Klenke.

While in town, the crew visited the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Pintail Wildlife Drive, T Boy’s Cajun Grill, the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and the Blue Goose Trail.

The Creole Nature Trail is an All-American Road which means that it is a destination unto itself. There are only 43 All-American Roads in the nation, and the trail is the number one attraction for international visitors to Southwest Louisiana. Dinosaur Diamond (CO & UT) and the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (OR) were also filmed for the special.

For more information on the Creole Nature Trail or attractions in Southwest Louisiana, log onto www.creolenaturetrail.org or www.visitlakecharles.org.

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