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Abita Spring is now widely recognized for its attractive historic district, shaded sidewalks, restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, country stores, and a folk art museum. Bike riders, walkers, joggers, skaters, and horse back riders make use of the Tammany Trace that passes through the center of this small town. Lodging can be found in local B&Bs and area motels.  
  Covington offers streets shaded with old live oaks, vintage Victorian buildings, and a wonderful park on the quiet Bogue Falaya River. Settled in 1813, the area soon found prosperity as a health and recreation destination. In 1956, the 24-mile Lake Ponchartrain Causeway was completed that started the building boom that hasn't quit. Covington is noted for it's shopping and art galleries. Covington LOUISIANA


Folsom is located in the Northwest area of St. Tammany Parish. The area is noted for it rolling hills green grasses and beautiful horse farms. Folsom is basically a one red light type of town with a convenience stores, gas stations, and a few shops.   Lacombe sits on Bayou Lacombe, a popular fishing spot for St. Tammany Parish residents. On Lake Road, a road that goes to the lake front, locals catch crabs from the side of the gravel road using a long string, chicken neck, and a scoop net. Lacombe also offers the visitors the quaint Bayou Lacombe Rural Museum. LACOMBE LOUISIANA

Mandeville was first settled in l739. The beautiful waterways and pine trees was a big draw for travelers from New Orleans. In the late1800's hotels started to be built to accommodate these visitors who enjoyed fishing, swimming, sailing and boat racing. which became popular activities. In l920 the town had a law which read "it shall be unlawful for any person over the age of 14 years to appear in a public place on the beach or elsewhere in the Town of Mandeville, clad in a one piece bathing suit..." Today there are B&B's, farmer's markets, marinas, and bike paths.

  Madisonville has a lot to offer visitors. Fairview-Riverside State Park has campsites, playgrounds, restrooms, boat launch and historic Otis House. The Maritime Museum is open daily and the Madisonville Museum is open on weekends. Visitors can dock their boat and walk a few feet to eat at one of the many restaurants along the waterfront in downtown historic Madisonville.

Slidell sits in the southeastern St. Tammany Parish, on north shore of Lake Ponchartrain. There are lots of festivals, a swamp with elusive alligators, delightful shopping, fine dining and excellent accommodations. The tree-shaded streets of Olde Towne are filled with shoppers visiting the many antique shops in the area. A little north of Slidell is Pearl River; this small community is noted for its swamp tour operators that guide visitors through the Honey Island Swamp area to see alligators, snakes, egrets, and whatever.

The other towns in St. Tammany include, Bush, Sun, Big Branch, and Hickory. As a visitor you do not want to miss these quaint places - you will discover B&Bs, fine dining, and other fun tourist stuff.
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