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Take a look at BREC’s $20 million master renovation plans for the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park

BREC unveiled its master plans on Saturday, Aug. 17 for its renovations of the Baton Rouge Zoo and Greenwood Community Park, costing an estimated $20...

Plan Ahead: limited access on levees for Fourth of July, multiple festivities around Baton Rouge

Individuals planning to watch fireworks on the levee this Fourth of July will need to find an alternate plan due to high river levels, according to...

ICYMI: inaugural Bandito Festival rocks Galvez Plaza + Photos

Attendees of the first annual Bandito Festival embraced the heat this past weekend as they relaxed outside for a rockin’ food and music lineup. The...

Category - Outdoors

Outdoors: Exploring Bayou Fuselier

You might not even know it, but Baton Rouge is in the middle of a giant National Park. The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area is an immense area covering fourteen parishes, and it celebrates the water heritage as well...

Outdoors: Hiking and swimming at Cat Island

Everyone knows that Louisiana has big, beautiful trees. You know, like, “stately oaks and broad magnolias.” But have you ever wondered where the largest tree in Louisiana grows? About 45 minutes north of Baton Rouge is...

I’m So Fly: A DIG writer tries flyboarding

From the moment you get to the dock, you already feel like you’ve left southern Louisiana. The vibe is more Miami than bayou. Massive boats are passing through the marina, while seafood restaurants line the water’s edge...

Some geese choose Louisiana over migration north

For some geese, Louisiana is the next best thing to the North. Some Canada geese care choosing to stay in Baton Rouge rather than making the trip to the arctic this spring, The Advocate reports. This is due to the...

Bison named America’s first national mammal

Yesterday, President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, which made the bison, whose numbers have lowered dramatically in the last century, the first national mammal of the United States, The Washington...

La. shrimp season set to begin May 23

Got shrimp? A statewide Louisiana shrimp season is set to begin May 23, Nola.com reports. The action was set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today. The commission disregarded data found by the...

Three emu chicks hatched at the Baton Rouge Zoo

For the first time since 1995, emu chicks have hatched at the Baton Rouge Zoo, The Advocate reports. The three chicks are in the KidsZoo barn, and when they’re older, they’ll move in with their parents in...

Wild whooping-crane hatchling appears in La.

Two whooping-cranes were recently released into the wild, and the result is something that hasn’t happened since 1939: a wild whooping-crane hatchling in Louisiana, Nola.com reports. “This is something...

Nature isn’t just for adults

Baton Rouge is a great place to get outdoors, and that’s true for children just as much as it is for grown-ups. As a matter of fact, it’s a great idea to introduce kids to the natural world by getting them outside when...

Into the Wild

There are 22 state parks scattered across the state of Louisiana. Some residents of the Pelican State might be familiar with the historic Bogue Chitto State Park tucked inside Washington Parish, but few can say they’ve...

Local Adventures

Remember way back in the beginning of the month, when there were all those New Year’s Resolutions going around? A lot of people resolved to be more active, to get outdoors more, or even to experience more of what Baton...

Adventures on the Bayou

By Chase Berenson Not far from New Orleans, tucked in a nearby bayou marshland, lies the little-known Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego. Complete with hiking trails, campground and water access, Bayou Segnette is an...

Geocaching Baton Rouge

By Chase Berenson Nearly everybody in Baton Rouge has probably heard the word “geocaching,” but not everybody has a clear idea of what it actually is. Geocaching is a cross between a scavenger hunt and a mind game, and...

Outdoors Bucket List

By Chase Berenson The beginning of January is a time when people look to the future and begin to plan out what they want to accomplish in the new year. As we all look forward to 2016, let’s take a moment to appreciate a...

Hiking on the Bayou

By Chase Berenson When driving north on I-59, mere feet before crossing the border from Louisiana into Mississippi, there’s an odd little exit off the Interstate. There is no town or true destination off the exit, and...

The Backpacker

By Chase Berenson When Baton Rouge residents are looking to get the gear needed to fuel their outdoor adventures, they know that The Backpacker is the best local spot to visit. With over forty years of experience...

Halloween Camping

By Chase Berenson There are many things that people do to have fun on Halloween. Some people hang out at home and open the door for trick-or-treaters, some people gather with friends to watch scary movies, and some...

Rodeo Redemption

By Andrew Alexander, DIG Sports Editor @TheOtherAA ANGOLA – The chute opens and out pops an inmate atop a bucking bronco, desperately hanging on for dear life. The seconds seem to tick by at a snail’s pace in the...

Knockerball

By Matt Bennett Baton Rouge is a town that loves its football, but another sports popularity has begun to inflate in the Capital City. A recreational sport, fast paced like soccer but with actual contact, much like a...

The Long Way to New Orleans

By Chase Berenson Everybody in Baton Rouge knows the route to New Orleans, and almost everyone has made the trip for fun, for business, or to catch a flight. However, what if the trip to New Orleans was more about...

Gulfport Getaway

By Chase Berenson Louisiana has some unique local beaches that are undeveloped and fun to explore, but sometimes a beach weekend just needs a little something that our in-state beaches can’t provide. When you feel the...

Big River Recap

By Andrew Alexander, DIG Sports Editor @TheOtherAA Hundreds of paddleboards, kayaks and outrigger canoes commandeered the Mississippi River last Saturday morning for an epic 13-mile race known as the Big River Regional...

Civil War, LSU Football & the Capitol

By Chase Berenson When you mention Tiger history to the average LSU football fan, they’ll probably tell you about the Earthquake Game or the Barn-Burner Game, but Tiger fans sometimes forget that LSU football history...

A walk among the trees

By Chase Berenson As the new semester starts and the temperatures (hopefully) start cooling down, now is a great time to start getting outdoors if you’ve been trying to avoid the heat of the summer. To start your new...

Big River Racing

By Andrew Alexander, DIG Sports Editor @TheOtherAA From battleships to barges, the Mississippi River has been utilized over the years for exploration, war, trade and commerce and even recreation. On Saturday August 29...

What’s SUP?

By Chase Berenson Stand-up paddleboarding—or SUP—is one of the fastest growing watersports these days. Between paddleboarders participating in the Ride the Bull fishing rodeo in Grand Isle last weekend and the Big River...

Outdoors Adventures

By Chase Berenson Trapped in an office or classroom all week? Take your weekend adventure outside and explore the great outdoors at these five locales for a change of pace located in and around the capital city...

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