March 16, 2021

Introducing the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail


Something special happens in Louisiana around the end of February every year. And no, it’s not Mardi Gras. In fact, this phenomenon only really kicks in once Carnival Season is over. You’ll hear people talking about it at the doctor’s office, the hair salon, in the carpool lane – everywhere. Where are people getting it? How much does it cost? Can you get some for me? What’s got everyone so worked up?


One word – CRAWFISH.


Terrebonne Parish, known as Louisiana’s Bayou Country, is at the center of this crawfish mania. While this area of the state has always been known for its delicious Cajun food, crawfish is king around here. To celebrate everyone’s favorite seafood, Houma Area CVB recently launched the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail. This permanent culinary attraction invites trail goers to experience the ways local trail stops (aka restaurants) serve up crawfish year-round. Most importantly, however, it takes the guess work out of finding crawfish!


If the thought of eating your way through dozens of delicious crawfish dishes isn’t enough to get you out the door, the Bayou Country Crawfish Trail actually rewards you for doing so. Download your free trail guide from the official trail website and mark off trail stops as you go. Once you’ve collected receipts from five different stops, send them in or drop by the Houma Area Visitors Center and collect your free Crawfish Trail shirt.


With so many delicious ways to serve up crawfish – pies, gumbos, pasta, nachos, and more – we’ve got a lot of ground to cover. Over the next few months, we’ll share Tails from the Trail highlighting some of the great local restaurants and dishes you’ll find on the trail, as well as information about all things crawfish. Get ready for an appetizing adventure!