The Best Outdoor Activities in Louisiana

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Visit Oak Alley Plantation

Louisiana / Oak Alley Plantation

Take a tour of the historic grounds of Oak Alley Plantation, named for the canopy of 300 year old oak trees creating a dramatic alley over the red brick walkway leading to the large white columned ho.

Alex Anderson
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Explore the Oak Alley Plantation

Louisiana / Oak Alley Plantation

Located an hour and twenty minutes west of New Orleans, I had originally planned to make a quick pit stop at this Plantation while passing through just to snap a photo of the oaks, before I knew it I.

Ross Kyker
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Photograph the Tree of Life In Audubon Park

Louisiana / Audubon Park

The Tree of Life as the Locals call it, is an iconic staple of the Uptown New Orleans area. Families have been climbing, swinging and getting married under this beautiful tree's canopy for years.

Alex Anderson
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Mountain Bike in Lincoln Parish Park

Louisiana / Lincoln Parish Park

Lincoln Parish Park offers an abundance of outdoor adventures, from a small lake beach with a lifeguard, to full site camping hook ups, to some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the area.

Alex Anderson
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Hike Driskill Mountain

Louisiana / Driskill Mountain Trailhead

This short, family friendly hike offers a peaceful walk in the North Louisiana woods. Multiple times, I've seen deer and rabbits on the trail.

Alex Anderson
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Run the Street Car Line in Uptown New Orleans

Louisiana / St. Charles Street Car Line

The historic street car line that runs from uptown New Orleans to Downtown New Orleans is the perfect place to run and experience the city if you are visiting.

Alex Anderson
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Sunset Stroll on the Mandeville Lakefront

Louisiana / Mandeville Lakefront

Altogether this is about a 1.5 mile walk from one end to the other, 3 miles there and back. It's often full of interesting people.

Elizabeth Denham
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Fish For Redfish In Lafitte, LA

Louisiana / Seaway Marina

Deep in the marsh lands of southern Louisiana lies the small fishing community of Lafitte, Louisiana.

Alex Anderson
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Camp at Kisatchie Bayou Campground

Louisiana / Kisatchie Bayou Campground

This campground has 17 walk-in sites and 1 drive in site, all come with tent pads, fire pits with a bbq rack, lantern posts, and trash receptacles.

Ride along the Tammany Trace

Louisiana / New Hampshire and East Lockwood streets

The Trace is an old railroad line turned into a biking, hiking, horse riding, trail. Most of the corridor is 200-feet wide, traversing lush woods that form a canopy overhead.

Patrick Willis
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Watch the Sunset on the Southern Banks of Lake Pontchartrain

Louisiana / Lake Villa Pumping Station

Just a fifteen minutes from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans, one can find possibly the best spot in all of the New Orleans Metro Area, "The Levee", as locals call it.

Brandon Hebert
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Run The Audubon Park Trail in New Orleans

Louisiana / Audubon Park Trailhead

Audubon Park offers an oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of New Orleans. The park offers a 1.8 mile paved loop for running, biking, or taking the dog for a walk.

Alex Anderson
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Paddle Lake Martin

Louisiana / Lake Martin Boat Launch

There's a boat launch for small boats, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. Plenty of fishing from the banks or off a boat. Go at dusk for an unforgettable sunset from the water.

Take a Stroll at Brownell Memorial Park

Louisiana / Brownell Memorial Park

If you search "state parks" and follow the GPS anywhere off US 90 often times you'll find yourself driving to an RV park.

Katie Parker
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