A Taste Of Louisiana – Northshore
Known as the Northshore because of its location on Lake Pontchartrain, St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana is home to a number of captivating and distinctive communities. Interspersed by green spaces, each destination delivers its own eclectic experiences including outdoor adventures, thriving arts scenes, one-of-a-kind shopping, quirky festivals, and vibrant culinary offerings.
Within an hour’s drive of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you’ll find 80,000 acres of wildlife preserves on the Northshore. With so much natural splendour readily accessible, the parish is the perfect place for outdoor activities like canoeing, tubing, fishing, paddle-boarding, bird-watching and biking.
St. Tammany is also a hotspot for cultural and culinary attractions and events.Catch some of the region’s best music at fun outdoor concerts; sip wine and hear live music under the stars at Pontchartrain Vineyards’ Jazz’n the Vines; visit the Dew Drop for great Jazz music in an authentic 19th century setting; or dance the night away in nightspots like Ruby’s Roadhouse — proclaimed one of the best roadhouses in the country by Rolling Stone. There’s a vibrant fine arts scene on the Northshore, too, with numerous galleries, art walks, street parties and the popular Three Rivers Arts Festival, held each fall in the historic town of Covington.
Year-round the Northshore plays host to an assortment of lively events. From the scores of Mardi Gras parades to the tasty delights at the Mandeville City Seafood Festival, to the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival, everything is cause for celebration in St. Tammany. The parish is also known for its culinary allures. Celebrity Chef John Besh of the Food Network lives on the Northshore and operates the landmark La Provence in Lacombe. Experience a taste of Louisiana’s rich foodie scene at farmers’ markets, breweries (including the South’s largest, Abita), and restaurants; whether you’re looking for fine dining or family-friendly fare, the authentic Louisiana flavours will have you coming back for more.
For more information call 1-800-634-9443, or visit the official website, louisiananorthshore.com.