Now that hunting season is over it's time for walkers and hikers to reclaim the Palmetto Trail in the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge. The trail is 2.5 miles long and offers hikers a wonderful natural experience as well as the chance to get some great exercise. The trail is located just off highway 90 near Franklin. If you'd like specific directions we have them for you here.

If you promised yourself you were going to be more active this year the Palmetto Trail could be just the motivation you need. A walk along the trail will carry you through some of the most beautiful areas along the Bayou Teche. You will want to bring your camera because there are many different birds, plants and animals you are sure to see along the way. The best part about the Palmetto Trail is its just a few minutes drive from anywhere in South Louisiana.