New Orleans August 29, 2016
5 Magnificent Trails You Have To Hike In New Orleans Before You Die
New Orleans is full of interesting, unique places. Some of them can be overrun by tourists, or are typically crowded. One way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city is to find a quiet hiking trail and surround yourself with nature. Think it can’t be done in New Orleans? Check out these quiet, peaceful trails to hike in New Orleans and the surrounding area.
1. Couturie Forest, City Park
This pretty forest is inside City Park, but you'll fee like you're miles away from civilization. The trail is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
2. Bayou St. John
Sometimes the best spots of walking are right in your own neighborhood. Take a stroll along Bayou St. John. It's particularly gorgeous at sunrise and sunset. For even more fun, rent a kayak.
3. Mississippi River Trail
The Mississippi River Trail stretches 3,000 miles, from Minnesota to Louisiana. The portion that runs through New Orleans is about 60 miles long - start at Audubon Park and go as far as you'd like! It's also a popular spot for cyclists, so pay attention to your surroundings.
4. Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve
The boardwalk trails here are easy to navigate, and take you through some incredible wetlands. Watch for alligators.
5. Woodland Trail and Park
This six-mile loop trail is located in Belle Chasse. The path is shady, and part of it goes right along the water. Watch for armadillos and egrets, and stop at this nice pavilion for a rest along the way.
You might live in the city, but it’s always great to feel like you’re not surrounded by thousands of people. For more ways to get out of the fray, check out these
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