DAY TRIPS IN LIVINGSTON PARISH
Avian enthusiasts will enjoy many native species of birds in Livingston Parish. Ranging from beautiful cardinals, bluebirds, finch, egrets, herons, owls, and hawks as well as many seasonal migratory birds, the variety of sitings is endless.
Snowy Egrets and Great Blue Herons can be seen gathering crawfish and other food amid a mix of palmetto, wax myrtle and native azalea about the Tickfaw State Park. Recently the Park has been added to the Gulf Coast Birding Trail which offers 115 designated sites connecting the best birding spots on the coast from Texas to Mississippi.
Click here for local Birdwatching Tours www.visitlivingstonparish.com/images/birdwatchersflyer.pdf
Located in Livingston Parish, Denham Springs is home to the Antique District. The historic downtown village area was once home to hotels, theaters and more. It has been transformed into a treasure trove of antique shoppes, boutiques and art galleries.
Shoppers will delight in original art, hard to find collectibles, unique gifts, handmade sterling silver jewelry, and so much more. The Antique District is located only two miles from Baton Rouge, easily accessible from Interstate 12, Florida Blvd., or a relaxing Sunday drive via one of the many scenic country back roads.
Visit the Denham Springs Antique Village web site fore more information. www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com/
DISCOVER BASS PRO
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Although many may believe there are only two seasons in Livingston Parish -- crawfish and not crawfish -- there are actually more.
Not far from I-12, just south of Springfield, is an abundance of strawberry fields. When winter is fading, the berries are bursting on the vines. Usually by Easter, there are several roadside stands offering the ripe, luscious fruit.
To pick your own or for more information, visit one of the following: Blahut Strawberry Farm located in Springfield or Landry-Poche Strawberry Farm located in Holden (email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisiana is world renown for legendary cuisine. Unique dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish pie are just a few of the state specialties.
Livingston Parish has a more than a fair share of restaurants from which to choose. If you want it Cajun style, visit The Denham Cafe. If you're in the mood for downhome barbeque, Wayne's Real Pit in Livingston will send you home satisfied.
Our travelers tip: if the parking lot is packed, you know it's going to be good. Bring your appetite and be prepared to take home a doggie bag. Livingston Parish restaurants definitely know how to "fill 'er up".
Livingston Parish is one of only two sites in the United States for the National Science Attractions Foundation's Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). LIGO is used by the world scientific community. It consists of two widely-separated installations within the United States, this one near Livingston, and the other at Hanford, Washington, operated in unison as a single observatory. LIGO now offers monthly open houses on Saturdays in order to better accommodate families and working people. Schools and special groups can book appointments any day. More information may be found on the LIGO website: www.ligo-la.caltech.edu/SEC.html
RIVER BOAT DAY SPA
What's more relaxing than a soothing massage or invigorating facial? Throughout Livingston Parish you will find a variety of spas and day retreats.
After a rough day of sight-seeing, nothing compares to a wonderful foot massage followed with hot wax. One afternoon of pampering leaves you ready to explore all that Livingston Parish has to offer.
Contact the CVB office for more information. www.visitlivingstonparish.com/spas.php
HOLE IN ONE
Have you ever golfed around a 19th century plantation? Or teed off on one of the top three toughest courses in the state? You will in Livingston Parish.
Greystone, near Denham Springs, features 14 lakes and three distinct areas including towering pines, bottomland hardwoods, and open wetlands, which make the course different from any other in the region. A highly trained staff and state-of-the-art GPS course navigation system are awaiting you.
The David Toms Signature Golf Course, at Carter Plantation, is a 7,000 plus-yard, par-72 course, has been named among the “Top 10 Courses You Can Play” by Golf Magazine, “Best in State” by Golf Digest, and “America’s Best” by Golf Week.
LISTEN TO TUNES
Music is an integral element of the Louisiana culture. Livingston Parish offers a tune you will remember.
The Country & Gospel Jubilee is a family friendly environment. Specializing in showcasing the songs from the golden era of country and gospel music, you'll hear all of your favorite hits from artists like Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, and all of the other great singers of country and gospel music. A live music show is held the first and third Saturday of each month at the OLDE SOUTH JAMBOREE. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Located on U.S. Hwy. 190, in Walker. For more info, www.myspace.com/livingstonjubilee
or call 225-567-3516.