Stops Along the Way
419 N. New Hampshire St.
Covington, LA 70433 ~ 985.892.1873
Covington's recently dedicated trailhead resembles an old-fashioned railroad station and includes a covered waiting platform, a clock tower, a bandstand, a sloped, grassy, shaded audience area, rest rooms, water fountains, visitor center, exhibit hall and small movie theater. On Wednesday's, the Covington Farmers Market offers fresh produce, light lunches, and live music. Stroll around town and visit its unique boutiques, restaurants and art galleries.
22049 Main St.
Abita Springs, LA 70420 985.892.0711
From Covington, it's a 3.55-mile ride over the Bogue Falaya River into downtown Abita Springs and the Abita Tourism Plaza, museum and children's playground. Abita is a popular stop because the Abita Brew Pub beckons bikers to take a break for a brew. And don't miss other trace-side attractions like the Abita Mystery House, restaurants, and art galleries.
TAMMANY TRACE HEADQUARTERS
21490 Koop Dr.
Mandeville, LA 70471 ~ 985.867.9490
From Abita, the Tammany Trace Trailhead Headquarters is 4.39 miles away and is marked with a green caboose that serves as information center and ranger station. Here you will find Louisiana's only Boundless Playground®, called Kids Konnection, a place for all children, with or without special needs, to play together. The first two weekends of December, come experience the Holiday of Lights and celebrate Christmas. Throughout the year, enjoy the popular Jamming on the Trace concerts. Future plans call for a children's museum, Kids Town and amphitheater. You'll also find rest rooms, water fountains, picnic tables and parking here. The Tammany Trace is available for private nonprofit events and fundraisers
675 Lafitte St.
Mandeville LA 70448 ~ 985.624.3147
Continue 4.38 miles south of the Tammany Trace Headquarters where you'll find the Mandeville Trailhead. The city purchased a full block for its Cultural Interpretative Center, public rest rooms, pavilions, amphitheater, tower and children's splash fountain. Come enjoy free Friday evening concerts and the Saturday morning Mandeville Community Market among the many other outdoor activities offered throughout the year. Rent a bike at the Kickstand Cafe© (985-626-9300), just across the street, and cruise on down to the lake, six blocks away, to watch the sun set over Lake Pontchartrain or grab food and drinks at any of the local restaurants and coffee shops.
FONTAINEBLEAU STATE PARK
67825 Hwy. 190
Mandeville, LA 70445
985.624.4443 or Toll Free 888.677.3668
Camping Reservations, call 1.877.CAMP.N.LA ( 877.226.7652 )
From the Mandeville Trailhead, travel 2.13 miles east of Mandeville to enter Fontainebleau State Park. This 2,800-acre park features the brick ruins of a 1829 sugar mill, a visitor/nature center, nature and hiking trails, primitive and RV campsites, cabins, lodge, group camps, group pavilions, picnic and playground areas, sailboat and canoe launching, fishing and beach swimming.
28452 Baleighi Rd.
Lacombe, LA 70445 ~ 985.882.3486 (bridge tender)
The next stop is a unique little fishing village 6.69 miles away. Explore its cemeteries, ancient live oaks and pines, and admire the scenic Bayou Lacombe. The Bayou Lacombe drawbridge was opened in 2008 and long-range plans call for a trailhead with ranger station and rest rooms. The bridge is down from sunrise to sunset.
SLIDELL / Carollo
2289 Hwy. 190
Slidell, LA 70460 ~ 985.781.1229
Take the 7.17-mile trek from Lacombe to the Slidell-Carollo Trailhead where you'll find parking, information and rest rooms. Nearby are plenty of restaurants and shopping.
Proceed 1.79 miles east to the entrance of the Camp Salmen Nature Park on scenic Bayou Liberty. For 60 years, Camp Salmen served as the primary Boy Scout summer camp for the Metro New Orleans area. The parish purchased the 106-acre site to preserve and recreate historical and cultural public facilities and add an interpretative journey pathway system. For more information, visit the Camp Salmen website at http://www.CampSalmenNaturePark.org
DOWNTOWN SLIDELL (currently inaccessible)
The parish is in the process of culminating the Tammany Trace in downtown Slidell at Heritage Park where you can picnic, play on the playground, walk, or enjoy one of the many festivals and events that take place here annually. You can also view the 9/11 Memorial Plaza featuring a steel beam from the World Trade Center.