This elegantly-named neighborhood offers scenic views of Lake Salvador and Wildlife Management Areas and Historical Preserves. The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is an expansive federal park that is plotted on 23,000 acres of marshes, forests, bayous, and swamps; dogs that are kept on-leash at all times are welcome to walk the trails with you. Please be strongly cautioned; this is a wildlife preserve and there are alligators in the water and/or on the banks of the bayous, so it is imperative that you and your pup stay on the trails! The Timken Wildlife Management Area is another great outing you can enjoy, its 34,520 acres offer several trails for you and your pooch to explore together.
West Riverside is a residential locality that is about 30 miles north of Lafitte, providing quick and easy access to a lot of dining and shopping options. Wisner Dog Park is a cute little dog run that allows pups to play and socialize off-leash. If you and Fido are wanting some retail therapy, visit Canine Culture, where you can shop, groom, or leave them to be boarded overnight! They have outdoor play areas, doggie swimming pools and private suites for their comfort. Zen Pet Retail & Grooming is another place you can take your pooch for some rest and relaxation and retail therapy.
The scenic town of Audubon is located an estimated 30 miles from Lafitte where it is nestled along the Mississippi River, Audubon Park, and the Audubon Zoo. The Dog Levee is a well maintained off-leash dog park where your pooch can meet other pups to get some healthy play and socialization time! Audubon Park, Butterfly Riverview Park and the George W. Carver Playground all allow on-leash dogs to stroll their walking paths with their human chaperone. If all that walking worked up your appetite, Tartine, Bruno’s Tavern, Babylon Café, Maple Street Café, and Fresco Café & Pizzeria are the local restaurants that open their doors to doggies!
The world-famous city of New Orleans Louisiana is a hub for all things food, history, music and entertainment, located approximately 28 miles from Lafitte. Louis Armstrong Park is a beautiful area that features duck ponds, picnic areas, and walking paths where leashed dogs are encouraged to come visit! Ghost City Tours provides a variety of haunting tours where well-behaved leashed pups are allowed to protect their humans from the beings of the unknown. If getting scared isn’t your cup of tea, the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve provides several dog-friendly areas including the Chalmette Battlefield!