Let’s plan a Day in Avoyelles, or your Avoyelles Staycation!
View below or download your itinerary for an adventure in Avoyelles Parish.
Breakfast suggestion: Nanny’s Restaurant See Listing
Where history & heritage meet Southern Hospitality and Down Home Cooking, enjoy if you wish to chat with the locals and visitors alike in a friendly atmosphere located in Marksville open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. FB: Nanny’s Restaurant
Walking trails: Marc Dupuy Wildlife Trail at the Central Wildlife Refuge (Fifth Ward) See Listing
Marc Dupuy Wildlife Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Marksville, Louisiana that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Pups are welcome here on leash, so you can relax and enjoy your hike together. www.fws.gov/refuges/trails/refuge
Lunch suggestion: Bernard’s Sea Fry in Cottonport See Listing
A family owned restaurant serving seafood dishes for lunch and dinner. Also offers daily lunch specials in a pleasant atmosphere. Take-out is also available for picnic pickups! FB: Bernards Cajun Seafry
Stop for dessert: Bayou Snowball and Sandwich Shop in Cottonport
Come see while people drive in for hours to experience the amazing refreshing creations at Bayou Snowball! Pace yourself, order lunch first and save room for a dessert never to forget! Located on Bayou Rouge in scenic Cottonport! FB: Bayou Snowball and Sandwich Shop
Take in some history: DesFossé House, c. 1790 in Mansura See Listing
Believed to have been built by Dominique Coco, Sr. and later restored in 1850 by Dr. DesFossé, the home is Louisiana French Colonial styled, now owned by the Town of Mansura. The original home dates to c. 1790, featuring bousillage walls and a double fireplace. Featured on the Solomon Northup Trail and is the first home in Avoyelles listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 318-964-2152
Take in some history: Hypolite Bordelon Home, c. 1820 in Marksville See Listing
An early Creole pioneer dwelling which was home to a farmer and his family in the 1820s. Unique features are a mud chimney and bouisallage walls. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. FB: Hypolite Bordelon
Dinner suggestion: Pork Belly’s Bar & Grill in Marksville See Listing
Pork Belly's Bar & Grill is well known for its great service and friendly staff, who are always ready to help you. Attractive prices are something that should be said about this place. The divine decor and lovely atmosphere let clients feel relaxed here. Owned and operated by culinary Chef Paige Lucas, a 2020 “Chef to Watch”. FB: Pork Belly’s Bar and Grill