We may not be able to dance together, eat together, or celebrate together right now, but that doesn’t mean Breaux Bridge, LA is lacking in activities you can do on your own or with your immediate family.  Fresh air is good for the soul, and no air is fresher than the air in the swamps or along the Bayou Teche.  Take advantage of the life’s slow pace right now. 

Lake Martin is the perfect place to go kayaking and experience the great outdoors.  Bring binoculars to bird watch or search for alligators basking in the sun.  Roseate spoonbills (also known as Cajun flamingos) are beautiful, large pink birds with wooden spoon shaped bills.  They have made a great comeback in recent years after being endangered with Lake Martin’s protected rookery status.  The best months to see the birds are January through May.  After that it gets too hot and most of the birds (like us) hide out from the heat.

If fishing is more your speed, dropping your boat into the water by yourself or with your immediate family and touring the Bayou Teche or the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp is a great activity. Pack a lunch in the ice chest for the entire family and spend the day outside in the sunshine.  If the kids aren’t up for fishing, pack them a “safari” kit with magnifying glasses and a notebook and pencil so they can draw any wildlife they see or interesting plants they find along with way.