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St. Tammany Parish Louisiana Northshore Experiences


St. Tammany Parish is ready to welcome your group! Louisiana Northshore is located less than an hour from New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and is a destination in its own right. With exciting group-friendly amenities, the Louisiana Northshore welcomes you.


Experience our Charming Communities

Stroll Old Mandeville with their Historic Marker Tour! This QR code tour shares the history of 41 historic sites along the Mandeville lakefront. Walk or rent bicycles from Brooks’ Bike Co-op to visit all the sites at your own pace.

On the National Register of Historic Places, the historic St. John district makes up a portion of the walkable, downtown area of Covington. Explore local shops, galleries, and H.J. Smith & Sons General Store and Museum. The museum has been family-owned and operated since 1876 and houses hundreds of items from 1870 through the early 1900s. Groups can visit the general store and museum Monday through Saturday while taking in all that Covington has to offer.

H.J. Smith& Sons General Store and Museum in downtown Covington

Dine with a Waterfront View

Located on the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain, Pat’s Rest Awhile boasts an upscale menu, casual atmosphere, and both indoor and outdoor dining. The waterfront restaurant is under the helm of St. Tammany Parish restaurateur extraordinaire, Chef Pat Gallagher; a former Ruth Chris’ executive chef and owner of four other Tammany Taste culinary havens. This new addition to the Mandeville lakefront is just one of the many restaurants that offer beautiful lake views and exquisite sunsets.

In Slidell, Palmettos on the Bayou sits on the beautiful Bayou Bonfouca. The menu features classic Louisiana cooking and seasonal specialties. An amazing brunch is offered both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy brunch with your group on the large outdoor patio and listen to the jazz musicians perform music that feeds your soul.

Palmettos on the Bayou, Slidell

Get On the Water

Tour the Honey Island Swamp with Cajun Encounters Tour Company in Slidell. On this boat tour, your group will learn about the rich ecosystem of the swamp and get to see the native animals such as alligators, raccoons, feral hogs and many others. Each boat can fit up to 20 passengers and tours are 2 hours in length. After your group tour, plan to have an on-site seafood boil at the Cajun Pavilion located steps away from the boat dock.

There’s a new pontoon boat tour in town cruising along the Tchefuncte River – Tchefuncte River Charters, LLC is a licensed barge that seats up to 12 people. Captain Rob can stop at various restaurants where you can pick up your own meal and bring it onboard for a day on the river.

Tchefuncte River Charters pontoon boat tour

The Louisiana Northshore is brimming with adventure and activities to welcome your group. Discover the many more reasons to choose St. Tammany Parish for your next group stay at