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Cane River National Heritage Trail
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Owner description: Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture, and its multi-cultural legacy. Historically this region lay at the intersection of French and Spanish realms in the New World. Today it is home to a unique blend of cultures, including American Indian, French, Spanish, African, and Creole. The central corridor of the heritage area begins just south of Natchitoches, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, and extends along both sides of Cane River Lake for approximately 35 miles. The heritage area includes Cane River Creole National Historical Park, seven National Historic Landmarks, three State Historic Sites, and many other historic plantations, homes, and churches. What is a National Heritage Area? A National Heritage Area is a place recognized by the United States Congress for its unique contribution to the American experience. In a national heritage area, natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography. These patterns make national heritage areas representative of the national experience through the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved in the areas. Continued use of the national heritage areas by people whose traditions helped to shape the landscapes enhances their significance. The Cane River National Heritage Area is one of forty-nine National Heritage Areas recognized by Congress for their significant contributions to the American experience. In partnership with the National Park Service, CRNHA, Inc. celebrates the nationally significant history of the Cane River region, preserving it for the benefit of current and future generations.
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very good, and information papers were filled for use to take and read. Suggestion: if disable hard to get to the cotton gin. Had to park on the side of road, and go though fence to walk to get since it was so far from the main parking.

Thank DorothySeelbach
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Love to ride motorcycles around all the old plantaion homes in this area. Lots of great places to eat. Lots of history to see

Thank Harleyman2012
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We drove through the Cane River National Heritage Area and did the "self" tour of two homes. We paid for the tour of Magnolia, but it was well worth the price. The only problem we had was that the homes and historic areas could have been better marked.

Thank Lynne B
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Want to see lots of pre civil war homes, out buildings and slave qtrs then you are at the right place.

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

A very beautiful, relaxed place. Enjoyed the riverwalk and the large flower baskets hanging on the lightpoles. All the ironwork, brick roads, and bridges transported us back in time. The little restaurants and shops along the river made a great place to stroll.

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