With year-round hunting, fishing, golf and countless other opportunities for outdoor recreation, it is easy to see why Louisiana's nickname is "Sportsman's Paradise.” Sure, that’s a lot to live up to. But with thousands of hiking and biking trails, beautiful State Parks, and one of the largest game preserves in the United States, Louisiana is the ultimate playground for all outdoorsmen. Our vast expanse of coastal wetlands and countless birding trails make our state a habitat for many rare and endangered species and a natural paradise for bird watchers as well. Come step into the wild outdoors of Louisiana.
Sited along the serpentine Mississippi River and just a short drive from New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Darrow is home to several of the historic plantations that have made the River Road area so famous. Hermitage Museum is known as Louisiana's earliest Greek Revival mansion. Brocage Plantation, built in 1837, welcomes tours and overnight guests to its bed and breakfast. Visitors to Houmas House, also known as "The Sugar Palace," step back in time ot learn about sugar cane farming, Civil War history and Louisiana life during the antebellum period.