Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center
501 North Highway 190
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 893-3580
Fax: (985) 893-4807
A live oak alley becomes the entrance to the 2,700 acre state park on Lake Ponchartrain. The ruins of a plantation brickyard and sugar mill are on the grounds.
Situated along the banks of the Bogue Falaya, this park is a scenic spot that makes for a wonderfully refreshing outing. Bogue Falaya Park affords some lovely views of the river, and is a great place to visit with the family. There is a large playground complete with wooden toys and all the swings the little ones love. This beautiful park plays host to the occasional concert, and the pavilion can be hired for private events. Check the website for complete details.
Located in downtown Covington, and at the start of the Tammany Trail, there is a lot to explore at the Covington Trailhead. The structure of this trailhead pays homage to the design of the old railroad stations that are still present in countryside towns. Its complex comprises numerous attractions like the visitor center which also doubles up as a museum, an amphitheater which is used for hosting concerts, a movie theater, a huge clock tower, water fountains, a covered marketplace and a bandstand. The weekly Covington Farmers Market held on Wednesdays is one of the regular features of the trailhead that attracts not just the locals but also tourists. Walk in here before you embark for the 31-mile (50-kilometer) trail.
Owner and brewmaster, Henryk "Heiner" Orlik, is one of a select few German brew masters in the United States. In 1972, at the age of 16, Henryk began his brewing career in Germany.
This large library features a large selection of books and periodicals, plus artwork, children's activities and special events.
Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. Abita produces five flagship brews. These rich, wonderfully flavored brews are enjoyed year round in restaurants, bars, festivals and get-togethers throughout Louisiana and across the country. Abita also makes five seasonal brews. Visit the brewery and learn how they brew these unique beers.
Founded in 1986, Abita Brewing Company, in its first year, produced 1500 barrels of beer. Today, they brew over 62,000 barrels of beer and 3000 barrels of root beer. Take a tour around this massive brewery and you would be delighted with this unique experience! Tours begin and end in the tasting room, where you can sample every Abita beer you've ever wanted to try.
Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the river or venture out into the water for lively outdoor recreation.
The Otis House was originally built as the family home for sawmill owner William Theodore Jay. It was later purchased and renovated in the 1930s by Frank Otis, serving as his summer home until his death in 1962. Mr. Otis left the property to the State of Louisiana to be developed into a recreational site for visitors. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The Otis House Museum is open for tours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.
Located on more than 2,700 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Offers overnight camping, group camps, picnicking, a swimming pool, and a marked nature trail.
One of the best ways to enjoy the mystique and transcendent quietude of Lake Pontchartrain is to walk along the pathways at the Mandeville Lakefront. A stretch of green along the Lakeshore Drive, the Mandeville Lakefront is a popular place to take a stroll, play with the kids, have a family picnic, or just sit and enjoy compelling view of the lake. The park is open from sunrise to 2a every day. See the website to know more.
Colbert Cove Marina offers boat slips on Bayou Castine.