Clear streams, piney woods and idyllic communities filled with antiques shops, galleries and restaurants line the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Ponchatoula is known for its annual Strawberry Festival and 40 antiques shops. At Fairview-Riverside State Park in Madisonville, enjoy a picnic lunch and excellent fishing for bass, bluegill, white perch and more. Take a bike trip along the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile asphalt trail that connects a string of towns. Visit a brew pub in Abita Springs or a vineyard in Bush for a refreshing stop and taste. Enjoy views of the lake and waterfront recreation in Mandeville, or browse the shops and enjoy the restaurants in Covington.