Creole Nature Trail Survival Kit

Are you planning a road trip down the Creole Nature Trail? Well, you should! “Louisiana’s Outback” is full of gators, wildlife, and natural wonders that the whole family will enjoy. Here are ten things you should remember to bring on your journey to ensure you have an amazing and worry free time. 1…

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Celebrate Father's Day in Louisiana's Playground!

Every year, millions of dads, step-dads, uncles, grandfathers, and dog-dads get the dreaded “Best Dad Ever” mug (or equally ironic gift from Amazon), and this epidemic has to stop. With Father’s Day literally around the corner, we’re here to let you in on a secret – Lake Charles has the thoughtful…

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A Guide to Lake Charles' Best Outdoor Dining

Whether you’re searching for a sunny breakfast spot or a breezy backyard under the oaks, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine in Louisiana’s Playground! Here are my favorite places to dine alfresco! For all dining options in the area, click here. The Bekery Quite…

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Best Parks in the Lake Charles Area

Colorful flowers, meandering pathways, and a canopy of trees overhead, it is refreshing to spend time in the great outdoors! You can definitely escape the pressures of the daily grind or the bustling sounds of traffic by visiting one of the parks in Southwest Louisiana and soaking in the sights and…

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Pet Friendly Lake Charles - Explore with Your Pup!

Lake Charles Goes to the Dogs! More and more people these days are recreating the family dynamic by adopting dogs, and dog-friendly activities are high on the priority list for families looking to settle down in a city. If you’ve ever talked to me for more than ten seconds, you know my dogs are my…

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Alligators in Southwest Louisiana

The American alligator lives mainly in freshwater swamps, lakes, and bayous in the southeastern United States. Along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road that traverses the marshlands, warm, sunny days bode well for sightings of an American alligator, which derives its name from the Spanish el…

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Kayaking Lake Charles Waterways 🛶

Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of waterways – shimmering lakes, meandering rivers, mysterious bayous, cypress swamps, and salt grass marshes – and where there is water, there are boats. Sailboats, motorboats, bass boats, fishing trawlers, and pirogues . . . but me? I love to kayak! Kayaking…

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