The giant oaks along Mandeville’s lakefront are iconic for this old and lovely town on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Visitors come to stroll along the seawall, enjoy a great Louisiana meal or a local beer with a view of sailboats and a stunning sunset. Old Mandeville is home to quaint shops in vintage cottages, several B&B's, and lots of places to eat and relax. Fish off the free pier jutting far into the lake. Explore the area’s history at the Jean Baptiste Lang House or the Dew Drop, the world’s oldest unaltered jazz hall. Hike, bike, camp or swim at beautiful Fontainebleau State Park or take to the Northlake Nature Center’s trails and boardwalks along Bayou Castine. Bike and kayak rentals make it easy to explore the area’s natural beauty. And if you prefer adventure or the urban variety, spas and great shopping are all just minutes away.