By: Jason Christian | Country Roads Magazine
Approaching Abita Springs from any direction, you can’t help but notice the pines. The town is nestled among them. They stand as straight as telephone poles, some twice as tall. It was those pines, and the fresh air, and especially the bubbling springs that for generations drew countless New Orleanians to the Northshore. Beneath much of St. Tammany Parish lies an artesian aquifer, but more than any other water in the region, Abita’s was known to heal the sick.