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Quick Facts
Designation: Louisiana State Scenic Byway
Fees: Because the byway contains a goulash of private to
Length, One-Way: 125 Miles (208.33 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - Touring the Teche Country Teche Country is off the beaten path and is a little wild with its lush vegetation and hauntingly beautiful moss-draped oaks. Following the scenic route that meanders alongside the Bayou Teche, a stream that twists and turns for 125 miles through the semi-tropical land of southern Louisiana, is a journey into the geographical heart of Acadiana. Once described as the "most richly storied of the interior waters, and the most opulent," this body of water was the center of a booming cypress industry in the early 1900s. The traveler can get a firsthand glimpse of giant oaks with 150-foot reach, trailing moss sometimes a yard below the branches, along the brown-watered stream. The opulent Greek Revival mansions scattered here and there along it appeared on the landscape as a result of the "sugar money" derived from the area's most abundant crop, sugarcane. If the traveler stops in the small villages and towns that have built up along the bayou, she or he can hear the authentic and uncorrupted dialect of the Acadian people.

Attractions - The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway is known for it's Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway begins a little north of the junction of Hwy. 190 and Hwy. 347. If coming from the south, the byway begins on Hwy. 90 and Hwy. 70. The byway travels along Hwys. 182, 31, 83, 85, 86, 87, 317, 318, 347, 352, 318, 70, and 96.


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Additional Information:
Louisiana Scenic Byways - Louisiana currently has one National Scenic Byway, the Creole Nature Trail, and sixteen state and National Forest designated byways.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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