Covington, LA

Enjoy these activities for free in St. Tammany Parish (part 2)

Jean-Baptiste Dickens

COVINGTON, LA - This is the final part of activities that you can do for free in St. Tammany Parish. Be sure to check the first part to get more information.

Float, paddle, or sail

St. Tammany is famous for its water recreation. Enjoy kayaking or canoeing at various bayou provided in this Northern Louisiana area. You can also enjoy a boating experience on many rivers or the Lake Pontchartrain. For further information check this website.

Go Birdwatching at the Northlake Nature Center

Witness various kinds of birds, from the common to the endangered species at the Northlake Nature Center. This place provides educational programming all month, free registration is required.

Play on the Playgrounds

St. Tammany has numerous parks, some of which have playgrounds for children. Take your little one to Slidell’s Camp Salmen Nature Park, Mandeville’s Kids Konnection, or the Abita Springs Tourist Park and let them enjoy the fun provided. For a full list, kindly check here.

Sample the Farmers Markets

Farmers and Makers Markets in St. Tammany provides free samples for the visitors to taste the local flavor of Northshore. Saturday is when the big market day opens at Covington, Slidell, Mandeville, and Folsom. As for Sunday, the market opens at Covington, Madisonville, and Abita Springs. Mostly they open in the morning and end before dusk. Check the calendar here so you don’t miss anything.

Revel in a Free Festival

Various festivals are available for you to attend, and some of them are free. The St. Tammany Art Association sponsors art festivals for art lovers in Covington. Have some dance at the Busker Festival in Abita Springs, or visit the antique street fairs at Slidell and Covington. For a complete list of events, kindly check the calendar here.

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