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Union Parish, bordered by Arkansas to the north and the scenic Ouachita River to the east, is truly a nature lover's paradise. With 15,250-acre Lake D'Arbonne, a new state park,Upper Ouachita/D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuges, and Union Wildlife Management Area, there are plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, sailing, swimming and waterskiing. Attractions in Farmerville include Black History Parade, February; D'Arbonne Arts Festival and Watermelon Festival, July; and Christmas Ceremony. In Bernice, see the 1899 Depot Museum and 1939 wooden caboose in Depot Park; Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch; Arts in the Park, April; Homecoming/Historical Tour, June; Corney Creek Porkfest/Louisiana Pork Cookoff, October; Corney Creek Country Christmas.

Also in Bernice are Sweet Onion, the Garland House, the J.W. Heard House, the Bernice Civic Clubhouse and the Alabama Methodist Church, all properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Town of Marion features the Mayhaw Festival and National Register Hopkins House. For more information, contact: Union Parish Tourist Commission, P.O. Box 308, Bernice, LA 71222, (318) 285-9333.

Credit: Louisiana Office of Tourism.

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