Chambers of Commerce in Springhill 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.