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As you leave Morgan City, you’ll cycle along beautiful Lake Palourde, one of the largest natural lakes in Louisiana. A stop at Brownell Memorial Park offers a view of the palmettos, elephant ears, cattails and ferns that grow wild in the area. Veer off and ride to the top of the levee occasionally for a look at one of the most beautiful swampland wilderness areas in the nation, the Atchafalaya Basin.

In Pierre Part, stop for a photo of the bayou running through the main street – you might even see one of the locals paddling a pirogue. Much of the trip from Pierre Part north to White Castle is along bayous filled with Cypress trees and water hyacinths. When you reach White Castle, go left on the River Road to find Nottoway, the largest plantation home in the South. It will be worth your time to take a tour and linger for a meal at this beautiful Greek Revival mansion overlooking the Mississippi River.