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Kayaking Honey Island Swamp
Honey Island Swamp

Things to Do

St. Tammany Parish is your kind of vacation destination. We've got exciting attractions, beautiful wilderness areas that are easily explored, fabulous shopping. Whether you opt for urban pleasures - art gallerieslive music and inspired cuisine - or restorative days spent in the shade of an ancient oak, your Northshore experience will be an unforgettable one.

Visitors play on the beach at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville

Attractions

There’s no shortage of things to do on the Northshore. We’ve got historic sites and museums, swamp tours, places where you can hold an alligator or a feed a family of giraffes, and activities like paddle boarding or flyboarding for the adventurous.

Fishing - Sunrise fishing at  Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge

Fishing

Reel in a record redfish or trophy trout with one of our expert Charter Captains or cast a line with a lure created by one of three St. Tammany-based lure companies. The Northshore has easy access to many well-known fishing hotspots, like Lake Pontchartrain, the Rigolets, and more.

Gator in Honey Island Swamp

Outdoors

With over 80,000 acres of wildlife areas easily accessible and explored, the Northshore is a perfect spot to get out into nature and spot resident flora and fauna.

Tours - Hold a baby gator at the touch pool at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery

Kid Friendly

Looking for something wild and wonderful to do with the kids on the Northshore? We've got you covered. In St. Tammany, there are plenty of things to do that will make the whole family feel like a kid again.

Shopping on Columbia Street2, Covington Cropped

Shopping

Take home a treasure from one of the many boutiques, art galleries, or antique shops. Explore Olde Towne Slidell, known for its antiques. Or the walkable historic district of Covington (don't miss Columbia Street or Lee Lane). Girod Street in Old Mandeville has some unique finds, too.

Live Music - Ruby's Roadhouse

Arts & Entertainment

Live Louisiana Roots music, community theater performances, art expositions and more abound on the Northshore, where creativity and the arts permeate every aspect of our culture.

Father and Son Cycling the Tammany Trace

Itineraries

Adventure-seekers, naturalists, music lovers, and art aficionados will get a head start on planning their Northshore vacation with these sample St. Tammany itineraries. Find the one that speaks to you.

Things to Do Lacombe - Kayaking Bayou Lacombe

Water Recreation

There's water, water everywhere on the Northshore. Explore our bayous, rivers, or Lake Pontchartrain with a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, flyboard, or charter.