The route follows Bayou Grosse Tete, Poydras Bayou and False River. You will travel through a wetlands area along Highway 76 before the landscape becomes more agricultural.
Plantation homes and gracious vacation homes line Highway 1 along False River as you approach New Roads, a picturesque community set along a waterway that once was a loop of the Mississippi River. New Roads is the center of Pointe Coupee Parish, where for 300 years an intriguing Creole French culture has flourished. Pointe Coupee Parish is one of the earliest settlements in the entire Louisiana Purchase. It attracted planters to farm its rich fertile delta soil. Some of the nation’s largest sugar plantations are still thriving on land surrounding New Roads. Your route will take you past some of these surviving plantations.