St. Tammany Parish, the Louisiana Northshore, sustained both wind and water damage from Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021. St. Tammany businesses are slowly getting back to normal and many are ready to welcome locals who need something to do with their kids and stay close to home as we all recover. So, stop what you're doing, take a break and start making a plan because it's time to experience the Louisiana Northshore once again THIS WEEKEND!

Canoe & Trail Adventures

Paddle down the Bogue Falaya River in Covington with Canoe & Trail Adventures. With shallow waters and sandy, riverside beaches, a day on the Bogue Falaya River is perfect for a fun-filled adventure with your entire family including your dog, too. Up for more of a challenge? Go on Canoe & Trail Adventures' sunset paddle on the Cane Bayou.

Honey Island Swamp Tour, Cajun Encounters
                   Credit: Laura Grier

Get back into the Honey Island Swamp with Cajun Encounters Tour Company and Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours. These tours will fill your head with history and fun facts about the swamp and its inhabitants. For a change of scenery, tour the Tchefuncte River and Lake Pontchartrain with Louisiana Tours and Adventures. Learn the history of the area and stop at waterfront restaurants while making your way to the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse to catch an amazing sunset. Whichever boat tour you choose, have your cameras ready because you might see raccoons, feral hogs, egrets and, of course, alligators during your time onboard.

Credit Skal Axe Throwing Facebook page
                                  Credit: Skal Axe Throwing Facebook page

Not ready for outdoor activities with no A/C? Keep cool indoors while testing your aim at Olde Towne Hatchet House in Slidell and Skål Axe Throwing in Covington. Or, find the clues to escape the rooms at Escapology.

Kevin Garrett The Shack

The Louisiana Northshore has EVENTS going on this weekend too!

Other attractions OPEN this weekend:

Attractions will be added to the list as they reopen. All businesses mentioned in this blog are currently open as of 9/9/2021 except Cajun Encounters Tour Company, Children's Museum of St. Tammany and Global Wildlife Center. Cajun Encounters, the Children's Museum and Global Wildlife will reopen Friday, September 10th. Please contact each business before visiting as many have changed their hours of operation while St. Tammany Parish continues to recover from Hurricane Ida.