Saint Tammany Parish Mandeville and Madisonville

Mandeville, Louisiana 70448

Saint Tammany Parish Mandeville and Madisonville

Saint Tammany Parish: Mandeville and Madisonville Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"New Orleanians first discovered the many charms of St. Tammany Parish during the early nineteenth century, flocking to “l’autre cote du lac’’ (the other side of the lake) to take advantage of the fresh air and clean water. The area boomed as a resort community, with hotels and restaurants for wealthy visitors who traveled across Lake Pontchartrain, often aboard one of the steamboats that made daily excursions between New Orleans and the north shore.

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the sleepy little city was New Orlean's preeminent resort town, and this thriving bedroom community still retains many of the charming elements that first lured New Orleanians. Named in 1810 in honor of President James Madison, this historic community on the Tchefuncte River offers visitors the chance to dine on the river as well as to explore the city’s small-town history. 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."

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Trail Information

Mandeville
Nearby City
One day to several days
Duration
Year-round
Season
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