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Beautiful Bayou Teche is the Site of Competitive and Recreational Canoeing

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Naturalists of all ages enjoy canoeing and kayaking along Bayou Teche, a 125-mile waterway known for its peaceful scenery and historic significance. The Teche meanders through the heart of Acadiana from Port Barre southward to the town of Berwick. It is a popular place for relaxed canoeing and kayaking, and is also home to the Tour du Teche, a series of canoe races that take place each fall. Tour du Teche participants can take on the entire length of the Teche or paddle designated sections.

Outdoor enthusiasts bring their own boats or rent them from local outfitters, some of whom also provide guided tours. Lined with moss-draped live oaks and populated with waterfowl and songbirds, Bayou Teche flows through a series of quaint small towns, including Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville. Boaters combine paddling trips with strolls down picturesque main streets that feature historic sites, shops, cafés and restaurants.

Photo Credit: Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism