New Orleans March 26, 2019
The Breathtaking Overlook Near New Orleans That Lets You See For Miles And Miles
The weather has been downright delightful recently, making it a perfect time to hop in the car and do some exploring. This particular state park is just a mere 30 minutes away from New Orleans, and featured one of the most breathtaking overlooks around. Let’s check it out.
Just across the causeway, Fontainebleau State Park is a perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing getaway from city life.
The 2,800-acre park is nestled up against the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and offer something for everyone.
The beach is a popular scene during the summertime, and the many acres of sprawling green space attracts many people for recreational sports or simple sunbathing.
The waterfront cabins are also ideal if you’re looking to make a weekend getaway out of it. To learn more about their waterfront cabins, check out our previous article
The park features a few different trails that will immerse you in a picture perfect natural setting.
Interpretive signs along the way will help you identify the many different flora and fauna found in the area.
Since it’s surrounded by water on three sides of the park, you’ll be exposed to diverse ecosystems and a plethora of wildlife.
Over 400 different species of wildlife live in the area, so keep your eyes peeled and you’re sure to spot something.
The Sugarmill Nature Trail is an easy trail under two miles that will lead you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the area.
Named after the sugar mill ruins that are located within the park, this scenic trail will lead you on a botanical journey that will revitalize your senses and renew your spirit.
At the end of the trail is a spectacular scenic overlook where you can see for miles.
On a clear day, it’s truly breathtaking. Keep your eyes peeled for gators and snakes swimming about, as they’re commonly found in the area.
Be sure to stick around until sunset.
The park has some of the most mesmerizing sunsets. Sit back and watch the sun set over Lake Pontchartrain for a perfect ending to a lovely day.
Fontainebleau State Park is located at 62883 Highway 1089, Mandeville, Louisiana 70448.
Have you ever been? Let us know in the comments below!