In the eastern part of Cajun Country, enjoy the food, music and fun to be found throughout south Louisiana. In addition, take advantage of easy access to great fishing – inland or offshore – and get close-up views of the wildlife. Look for blue-winged teal and Caspian terns along a section of America’s Wetland Birding Trail. Visit Laurel Valley Village, in the Thibodaux area, to see the remains of a sugar plantation, a schoolhouse and a museum. In Houma, consider stops at the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, Southdown Plantation House, the Terrebonne Museum and the Terrebonne Folklife Culture Center. Fishing is huge here. The Golden Meadow-Fourchon International Tarpon Rodeo occurs annually at Port Fourchon, and just up the road is Grand Isle State Park. In October, head to Chackbay for the Louisiana Gumbo Festival.