Lafayette Farmers Market at the Horse Farm Place: 2913 Johnston Street Time: Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon Cost: Free Enviroscape Demonstration Learn where water and other things go when you wash your car, change the oil in your car, fertilize your yard. It all flows directly to the Vermilion
Picnic by the Vermilion Place: Beaver Park – Plantation Road near Evangeline Rotary Point - West Bayou Parkway Southside Park – Robley Drive Time: You select your own time Cost: Free Host Your Own Picnic - Bring your own picnic/enjoy the water view. The Bayou Vermilion District operates and maintains three public parks with boat launches in Lafayette Parish that are accessible to the public for various recreational activities.
Lafayette Science Museum Time: Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm Place: 433 Jefferson Street Lafayette, LA 70501 Fees: Adult (18 – 61): $5.00
Seniors (62+): $3.00
Children (4 – 17): $2.00
Infants under 4 are admitted FREE Virtual Aquarium - Whereas most curators and exhibition guides would frown upon disturbing the fish, we encourage our visitors to tap on the glass. The range of responses from the fish go from curiosity to panic. Information: (337) 291-5544
Vermilionville Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Place: Vermilionville Parking Lot Cost: Free if you have your own canoe or kayak
$5 insurance fee to borrow at canoe or kayak Reservations: Reserve your spots in advance by calling
337-769-97283 or by e-mailing Greg@BayouVermilionDistrict.org Recreational Paddle on the Vermilion The tour goes upriver to Bayou Tortue and then back to Vermilionville lasting about two hours depending on the river conditions and paddler experience.
Hike Along the Bayou conducted by Stacy Scarce Place: 4 1/2 miles - will take 2 hours Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: Meet at Trailhead on Saddlebluff Drive Cost: Free
Nature hike on the NEW Lafayette Preserve trail.
Sponsored by Bayou Vermillion Preservation Association,
Acadiana Park Nature Station, and TRAIL(www.LAtrail.org) Stacey Scarce, Curator of
Natural Science, from the Nature Station Station will take the group on a 4
mile hike on the new preserve trail. This trail is just across the Coulee from
the Acadiana Park Nature Station. The trail is a bottom land hard wood forest
with groves of Saw Palmetto plants, towering oak trees, and wildflowers. The
hike will last approximately 2 hours and will take you down to the scenic
The hike will start at 9:00 am. Meet at the intersection of
Shadow Bluff Dr and the Dan Deballion Coulee trailhead parking lot. This coulee on all online maps is incorrectly labeled as the Francois Coulee.
(See attached map)
Bring at least 2 liters of
water per person.
Traveling north on Louisiana
Ave from E. Alexander, turn right on Shadow Bluff drive
.1 mile, turn right after Dan Deballion Coulee into gravel parking area for the
As Lafayette citizens come down to the Bayou, we will all begin to understand what it will take to make it a pristine place. Our slogan "Clean Streams" will guide us.