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Videos Showcase Northshore Personalities & Attractions
The Emmy® Award-winning Tom Gregory hosted "GO Coast: Louisiana" and experienced the food, music and great outdoors of St. Tammany Parish. Vignettes from the St. Tammany episodes are now available in a series of video shorts you can view at www.YouTube.com/LouisianaNorthshore, on the GO VISIT: Louisiana's Northshore playlist. Click on the images below to go to each video.
GO VISIT: Watch a great showcase of St. Tammany's local personalities exploring St. Tammany Parish with entertaining host Tom Gregory in GO VISIT.
GO WILD: Features acclaimed musician Amanda Shaw fiddling on the Mandeville lakefront and accompanying Gregory to feed a family of giraffes at Global Wildlife Center in Folsom.
GO JAZZ: The historic Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall sets the tone for GO JAZZ, and gives a glimpse into St. Tammany's role in the creation of jazz, America's original music
GO SWAMP: Meet the alligators of the Honey Island Swamp and, just maybe, the legendary monster that calls it home.
GO WACKY: Meet the eccentric John Preble of the UCM Museum in Abita Springs, and the wacky Buford the Bassigator and Darryl the Dogigator.
GO HISTORIC Native American historian Grayhawk Perkins leads a canoe trip on Cane Bayou in GO HISTORIC and brings Gregory to Ruby's Roadhouse for his band's gig with the late Coco Robicheaux.
GO PLAY explores the 80,000 acres of wildlife preserves and endless possibilities for outdoor adventure on the Northshore, only 40 minutes from New Orleans' French Quarter.
GO BIKE: Rent bikes and explore Louisiana's first Rails to Trails conversion, the 31-mile Tammany Trace, as it connects the Northshore towns of Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe, and Slidell.
GO BAYOU: Bayou Adventure rents fishing equipment, kayaks, and bikes, and is a live bait shop. Nearby Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and bayous Cane, Lacombe, and Castine make Bayou Adventure the perfect place to begin your exploration of the Northshore outdoors.
GO GATOR visits Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery in Covington, a working alligator ranch for a guided tour and the chance to hold or hatch a baby gator in season.
GO PADDLEBOARD Standup Paddling with Bayou Paddle Company is a fantastic way to explore the bayous, lakes and rivers in St. Tammany Parish.
GO FLYBOARD Find out if Tom Gregory is finally able to get some air flyboarding on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville.
GO TUBING Take a leisurely tubing trip down the Bogue Chitto River with Louisiana River Adventures in Franklinton. Learn what type of bathing suit alligators love the most!
GO BOATING The maritime heritage of St. Tammany is celebrated every October at the Wooden Boat Festival in Madisonville, sponsored by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum.
Be sure to visit our Attractions page for more vacation ideas and download the St. Tammany Tourist Commission's free app, PlayNorthshore on Google Play or iTunes to explore the Northshore.