Southeast Louisiana’s Top 10 Things To Do
If you are in the market to buy a home or are going to sell a home and remain in the area, you will want to know some of the exciting and fun things that are happening close to Mandeville and Covington as well as other places nearby. Buying Mandeville real estate or Covington real estate gives you much to do in the way of excitement, relaxation and fun.
1. Movie Tavern Northshore
Eat with the kids at this family-friendly theater with comfortable seats (reserve in advance) and tasty food. Your kids and grandchildren will love this place, with 3D movies and more.
2. Art Galleries
The St. Tammany Art Association is the place to view and buy artwork as well as support the arts. It features fine art and hosts a monthly art walk. Local talent is showcased, and one can become a member or offer support to the organization.
3. Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center
Ride your bike or walk the trails at the trailhead to Tammany Trace that offers a peaceful break; it connects Mandeville and the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The lakefront is just a few blocks away, so families can enjoy time spent in nature as well as restaurants and more. Attend summer concerts or browse the Saturday Market here as well.
4. Children’s Museum of St. Tammany
Great for the younger kids, this interactive museum includes everything from archeology digs to dress-up and painting and drawing. This museum is a gem to have nearby if there are small kids in your family.
5. Fontainebleau State Park
Swimming, fishing, a splash pad for kids, beach and camping are all nearby. Hike or walk its trails, or go for a run at this neighborhood state park.
6. Lake Pontchartrain Maritime Museum
History comes alive as the family visits this nearby museum. Enjoy the Wooden Boat Festival and other historic events in nearby Madisonville. If there’s someone interested in building wooden boats, this will be their place.
7. The Otis House
Formerly the home of a lumber baron, Otis House was built in the late 19th century and is in the style of Queen Anne architecture. Guided tours as well as exhibits are part of the history presented in this memorable home built in 1885.
8. Northlake Nature Center
Attend the annual Great Louisiana BirdFest, held every year in the spring. Children’s programs, conservation, nature education and fun activities are part of the center year round. Located across from Fontainebleau State Park, the center welcomes visitors and families to the nearby trails and scenic spots.
9. Lake Pontchartrain
Enjoy beautiful views as well as dining by this landmark lake. Boaters can enjoy the water, with 25 boat launches around the lake.
Fun abounds in Covington as family members try to escape and use teamwork in an awesome experience close to home. Take friends and visiting guests for a memorable experience at this fun and challenging adventure.
There is much to do in the Mandeville-Covington area for families and fun. History is evident, and nature and parkland are found nearby for outdoor adventure.
When you buy a home here, you are investing in real estate that gives you a neighborhood of education, the arts, outdoor exploration, Lake Pontchartrain, great dining and shopping and proximity to New Orleans.
Ask a local Realtor about all that happens in the Southeast Louisiana area when you are looking to make this region your new home.