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Around Louisiana: Northshore

Around Louisiana


In 2018, we’re taking a virtual road trip around Louisiana and highlighting some of our best travel stories.  Check back on the 15th of each month to explore the sites and events from a different region of the state.  This month, we’re heading to the Northshore region!




Elmer Candy Factory in Ponchatoula


Elmer Candy Factory (1983)

Take a tour of the Elmer Candy Factory in Ponchatoula as they prepare their chocolate creations for Easter.




Wooden Boat Festival in Madisonville


Wooden Boat Festival (1996)

Celebrate the traditional Louisiana wooden boat at this festival on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville.




Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival


Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival (1996)

See Chef John Folse visit this annual Tangipahoa Parish festival and cook some of his best strawberry recipes.




Washington Parish Free Fair


Washington Parish Free Fair (1996)

Tag along with Chef John Folse as he visits Mile Branch Settlement in Franklinton, the site of the Washington Parish Free Fair.



Tickfaw, Louisiana


Tickfaw (2005)

Enjoy a visit to this village in Tangipahoa Parish, including the G.W. Nesom House and Jenkins’ old sugar mill & blacksmith shop.




Abita Springs, Louisiana


Abita Springs (2006)

Check out a visit to this St. Tammany Parish town, the home of the Abita Brewery and the Piney Woods Opry.




Bogalusa, Louisiana


Bogalusa (2007)

Learn more about the role of the Great Southern Lumber Company in developing this Washington Parish city and visit the Studio in the Country.



Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville


Fontainebleau State Park (2009)

Enjoy a visit to the beautiful Fontainebleau State Park, a 2,800 acre site located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville.



Giraffes at the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom


Global Wildlife Center (2015)

Get up close and personal with the giraffes during a tour at this wildlife preserve in St. Tammany Parish.





Join us on November 15th as our journey moves to the New Orleans region.

See our past Around Louisiana posts on the following regions:

And check out more Louisiana Travel Stories.