142 Oak Court
Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: (985) 641-2143
Fax: (985) 781-6856
Built by Fritz Salmen, one of the founders of Slidell, the Salmen-Fritchie House is home to Patton's Restaurant and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Located to the north east of New Orleans, Slidell owes its beginnings to the early 17th Century settler John William Gause who was instrumental in setting up the lumber industry. After 1910, the city showed impressive spurts in growth especially in ship-building, trading and the brickyard industry. As of now, Slidell attracts visitors for its legendary Southern warmth, Christmas parades, street parties and live entertainment which showcase the best of what New Orleans as a whole has to offer. Slide into Slidell; it's worth a visit!
A wonderful destination for a family outing, Heritage Park is situated in Old Towne Slidell. Open daily, this is a park every member of the family would like visiting, what with its splash pad, children's playground, jogging path, picnic tables, gazebo and more. It is also possible to book the gazebo for private use. Heritage Park is also well known as the site of the Slidell Heritage Festival, held annually on the 4th of July. The festival features some great food, drink and live entertainment.
Slidell is a historic Amtrak station built in 1913, which continues to function even today. However, one one train service is available at the station throughout the day. Owing to its historic nature, the station was heavily refurbished, and now accommodates an art gallery, a restaurant and a cultural center.
Colbert Cove Marina offers boat slips on Bayou Castine.
This marina gives access to restrooms, showers & phones and the harbor & Bayou Castine have 9-12' water depth. The marina has been family owned and operated since 1963. The docks have been recently renovated with a covered pier. Here you will be within walking distance to the Pontchartrain Yacht Club and restaurants.
Located on more than 2,700 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Offers overnight camping, group camps, picnicking, a swimming pool, and a marked nature trail.
With the mission to preserve, protect and display plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem, provide environmental and botanical research opportunities and offer cultural, scientific and recreational programs, the Crosby Arboretum displays three basic habitats found in this ecosystem among an 104-acre interpretive site and manages 700 acres in seven associated natural areas in Pearl River, Hancock and Lamar Counties.
One of the best ways to enjoy the mystique and transcendent quietude of Lake Pontchartrain is to walk along the pathways at the Mandeville Lakefront. A stretch of green along the Lakeshore Drive, the Mandeville Lakefront is a popular place to take a stroll, play with the kids, have a family picnic, or just sit and enjoy compelling view of the lake. The park is open from sunrise to 2a every day. See the website to know more.
This Louisiana university in located in New Orleans.
This family park features Lighted tennis courts, children
Named after the illustrious plantation owner Martin de Lino de Chalmette, this historic place is easily accessible to visitors in New Orleans who can opt for a day trip here. Completely ravaged by the devastating Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, resilient Chalmette has picked up the pieces and rebuilt itself slowly but surely. A visit here is in order!