While I was roaming around downtown Covington I found the Heiner Brau brewery. Since it was a Wednesday it was not open. However, the brewery is open for tours on Saturdays."The 30 minute tours begin at 10:00, 10:45 and 11:30 AM. The tours include a guided walk through the brewery and presentations on beer types, the art and science of brewing,...more
While at the Trailhead I went inside the Visitors Center....and found absolutely nothing. There was no one there and no brochures. However, there was a train set there and I figured it was the town during the industrial era. The good thing was there were bathrooms around. The only thing I can say is...I believe that the Trailhead was new and...more
I attended the Wednesday market which had lots of prepared foods and desserts made by local citizens. They also have live music playing at both that kind of adds to the experience. Many of the local business people come over and have lunch here. There are tables set out for you to purchase and enjoy your meals. Saturday market is much bigger and...more
The Trailheads are sort of like the town centers that are along the Tammany Trace linking a lot of the cities together. At each of the Trailheads you will find many things to do. At the Covington Trailhead I found a beautiful area that would be great to sit out and people watch on a nice day. When you walk up on it you'll immediately see the statue...more
St. Tammany Parish is sort of like Harris County in Houston. It houses many different smaller cities. At least that's what I'm equating it with. In support of the beautiful landscape the parrish built 31 miles of connecting pavement for those to enjoy the tall pine trees and weather the area allows. The Trace connects Covington, Mandeville, Abita...more
Visiting downtown Covington is definitely a fun way to see the city. There are a lot of old buildings that have been turned into small shops and galleries. Unfortunately, they close around 5pm-6pm so I didn't to visit too many. But it's fun to walk around.Check out the website listed! I loved using the guide to find different places to see and eat....more
130 Holiday Boulevard, Covington, Louisiana, 70433, United States
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101 Holiday Square Frontage Road, Covington, Louisiana, 70433, United States
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The Best Western Northpark Inn in beautiful Covington, Louisiana, delivers a perfect combination of...more
The place is a relatively narrow building and it feels very much like a little hole in the wall. We discovered this little gem by recommendation. They insisted it was the best Mac & Cheese in town. It is absolutely wonderful. It was one of the few foods my grandfather was happy to eat in his last days. The people were incredibly friendly; they even...more
While looking around downtown Covington towards the Trailhead I came up a lonely caboose attached to a building. It was interesting and my curiosity got the best of me. I snapped a photo before leaving and thought I would research it once I returned home. Upon further investigation I found that this caboose is actually the kitchen for a local...more
I know I've included this tip elsewhere but had to add it to restaurants too because so many locals use the farmers' markets for meals. I attended the Wednesday market which had lots of prepared foods and desserts made by local citizens. They also have live music playing at both that kind of adds to the experience. Many of the local business people...more
I read about Cafe Rani from the website below when I was planning my trip. Because there are parking lots nearby I decided to visit this casual coffeehouse and deli. When I visited for an early lunch I was pleasantly surprised with the items on the menu. I was simply going to have a cup of coffee but the sandwiches look too enticing. I made my...more
Downtown Covington has an array of local restaurants owned by local citizens and deserve much attention. Many of the restaurants have certain hours so I would highly suggest to contact the businesses or check the windows while shopping earlier in the day. The Italian restaurant Ristorante del Porto was highly suggested to me but the hours were...more
On the first floor of the plantation home is the wonderfully romantic restaurant at Annadele's. It was my first elegant night out by myself, though, and it was just as special to me as most of the other couples celebrating their anniversaries. The waiters are so nice and attentive. If you don't feel like eating a big meal while staying here they...more
If you're planning to go shopping and not looking for the chains or malls try Downtown Covington. They have plenty of art galleries and independent shops. I loved the shoes stores and the different odds/ends you can find. Or simply enjoy walking around and window shopping.
Just be careful...most shops close at 5-6pm.
What to buy: Shoes, women's clothing
What to pay: Good prices I found...
Do you stop at those quirky, kitschy stops? Then this is one not to miss. The Covington Trailhead has the World's Largest Ronald Reagan Statue. Ha! Sitting at 10 feet tall upon a 2 foot pedastal you will be able to see it clearly. Stick around and explore downtown while you're at it. You'll enjoy.
Check out the website for more information about the history of the statue.
St. Tammany Parish is sort of like Harris County in Houston. It houses many different smaller cities. At least that's what I'm equating it with. In support of the beautiful landscape the parrish built 31 miles of connecting pavement for those to enjoy the tall pine trees and weather the area allows.
The Trace connects Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs and Slidell. At each of the cities there is a Trailhead with places to use the restroom and facilities. There are also other attractions. I listed more pictures and information in my Things To Do Tips for each city.
The parrish and cities keep these trails upkept and beautiful. I have the 31-mile path on my list of things to do. But I was somewhat injured when I visited.
I also learned in Mandeville you can rent bikes to do the biking. I did not see them at Covington, Slidell or Abita Springs, though.
Equipment: Will need bike, water for the heat, and any safety equipment.
While at the Trailhead I noticed a nice area where the Tchefuncte River ran through the area. The Covingtonians love their river heritage and the monument shows their appreciation. The 48-mile river runs into the Pontchartrain and was used to sustain the community in earlier times.The Tchefuncte has been designated by the government of Louisiana as...more
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