Franklin, consists of vast sugar plantations that established the city as a 19th-century inland port and built the wealth still evident in its downtown center. Distinctive lampposts line Franklin's Main Street, a partner in the state's Main Street Program, and home to some of the city's 400 structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Each fall, downtown comes alive for the Harvest Moon Fest that is held in conjunction with the Franklin Patriotic Concert, a performance on the banks of Bayou Teche. Recently renovated and reopened as a performing arts center, a year-round roster of cultural events is found at the historic movie house, Teche Theatre. For sportsmen and nature lovers, a public boat launch leads to the Franklin Canal and easy access to the Atchafalaya Basin and the many ecological wonders of Louisiana's wetlands and its delta region. Cypremort Point State Park located on Vermilion Bay has a man-made beach, great spot for sailing, swimming and fishing. Bird and wildlife viewing opportunities possible. Picnic tables, BBQ pits, pavilions and fishing pier. 6 cabins fully-equipped with all the essentials, including private porch, fish-cleaning area and boat slips.