Saint Bernard Parish Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Affectionately dubbed by locals as “da’ parish,” St. Bernard Parish, located fifteen to twenty minutes east of the Big Easy, has long been viewed by many New Orleanians as the unworldly cousin who dances perhaps a little too uninhibitedly at family weddings. But don’t be swayed by reputation alone. This cousin arrives at the party packing plenty of history, world-class recreational fishing, picturesque oak alleys, untouristed fishing villages, plantation homes—and, as if that weren’t enough, some darn good places to eat.
Colonists from the Canary Islands, known as Isleños, who began arriving in the late 1700s during Spanish rule to protect the area from invasion by the British, had settled a large tract of St. Bernard decades earlier. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of New Orleans. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."