The abundance of fantastic food to be found throughout Louisiana can be a little overwhelming for some visitors, particularly if they haven’t sampled our fabulous indigenous cuisine before. How will you decide where to go and what to eat? To help you manage the choices, we suggest using Louisiana's Culinary Trails as guideposts. The Louisiana Office of Tourism and the makers of TABASCO® hot pepper sauce have laid out seven regional “trails” that traverse byways, prairies, marshlands and waterways that are great sources of some of the finest food you’ll ever enjoy. Discover some of the chefs and restaurants who are keeping the tradition of great food alive and thriving in Louisiana.
Springhill's piney woods heritage is not confined to the rolling hills surrounding this northernmost Louisiana city. Pines were the basis for the lumber industry that built Springhill, and that long history is honored each October with the Springhill Lumberjack Festival and its timber-themed competition such as sawing and log-splitting contests. A stroll through the nature trails in Frank Anthony Park leads to a manmade lake and the original steam engine that powered the Pine Woods Lumber Company in the 1890s. Visitors often stop at Springhill City Park for a picnic lunch in the classic Southern-style gazebo after touring the city's antique shops and boutiques in its well-preserved historic downtown, which is part of the state's Main Street Program. The city is also home to the Springhill Rodeo Arena, one of the largest outdoor arenas in Louisiana, where cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation gather each summer for professional-level competition.