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Top Restaurants and Culinary Experiences in the Northshore Top Restaurants and Culinary Experiences in the Northshore
From the famous Ponchatoula strawberries to unforgettable Creole dishes, Louisiana’s Northshore is packed with must-taste restaurants and culinary experiences.
Louisiana Culinary Dictionary Louisiana Culinary Dictionary
The Bayou State’s flair for the exotic extends to its tongue-twisting menu of local dishes. Brush up on your Louisiana vocabulary with these ten culinary terms.
Top 10 Things to Do in Washington Parish Top 10 Things to Do in Washington Parish
Experience the beauty, charm and wilderness of Washington Parish including Franklinton, Bogalusa and Bogue Chitto State Park.
Eat Fresh In Louisiana – Follow Our Culinary Trails Eat Fresh In Louisiana – Follow Our Culinary Trails
The Louisiana Culinary Trails can guide you to some of the best food your taste buds will ever experience.
Louisiana's Famous Desserts Louisiana's Famous Desserts
Sink a sweet tooth into these classic desserts straight from the Bayou State.
Fairview-Riverside State Park Fairview-Riverside State Park
Spend a day hiking, biking and living the plantation life at this nature preserve and historical home.
Restaurant Showcase! Tammany Taste Louisiana Restaurant Showcase! Tammany Taste Louisiana
Northshore’s rich restaurant scene starts with the farmers and continues with the the mom-and-pop seafood shops, po-boy stands, fine restaurants and, of course, accomplished, passionate chefs.
Louisiana's Culinary Hall of Fame Louisiana's Culinary Hall of Fame
Get the guide to Louisiana's most famous dishes and where you can eat them!
Outdoors in Louisiana Outdoors in Louisiana
Join me at some of my favorite fishing haunts and some of the best birding, biking, hiking and outdoor recreation spots in the state.
Fontainebleau State Park Fontainebleau State Park
Walk among the ruins of an old sugar plantation on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.
Celebrity Chefs Spread Louisiana’s Culinary Fame Celebrity Chefs Spread Louisiana’s Culinary Fame
Great chefs have "spread the gospel about Louisiana food," says food writer Marcelle Bienvenu.
Top 10 Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish Top 10 Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish
There is so much adventure waiting for you on the Northshore!
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Clear streams, piney woods and idyllic communities filled with antiques shops, galleries and restaurants are found throughout St. Tammany Parish, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Only forty minutes from the French Quarter in New Orleans, revel in Northshore art, cuisine, culture and the great outdoors.

There are about 80,000 acres of national wildlife refuge set aside in the parish, including Big Branch NWR and the Northlake Nature Center on Bayou Castine. Birdwatching is popular on the Northshore, and many endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers live here.

The Tammany Trace, a jewel of a bike trail threading through 31 miles of St. Tammany Parish, is a great way to enjoy the Northshore outdoors.

Kayakers, paddle-boarders, and canoeists find easy access along many of the bayous and rivers and on Lake Pontchartrain. Join a guided swamp tour of the pristine Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, or go fishing with one of over a dozen experienced charter captains in Slidell. Learn more about paddling in Louisiana.

Kids especially enjoy the swamp tours, and holding or even hatching baby alligators at Insta-Gator Ranch. Or, they can get up close and personal with giraffes, camels, llamas and more at the amazing Global Wildlife Center.

Exciting flavors inspire menus in elegant dining spaces and mom-and-pop seafood emporiums all along the Tammany Taste. Find happiness in perfectly fried shrimp or a mountain of spicy boiled crawfish. Enjoy wine-tasting at the Pontchartrain Vineyards or beer-tasting at Abita Brewery.

The Northshore offers a range of accommodations. You can stay at a boutique hotel, in quaint cottages off the beaten path, familiar and convenient hotels, or go camping at two waterfront state parks, Fairview-Riverside in Madisonville and Fontainebleau in Mandeville.

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