Points of Interest

The Trace, as it’s known to locals, is so named because it traces nearly 28 miles across St. Tammany Parish, connecting the communities of Covington, Abita Springs, Mandeville, Lacombe and Slidell.   Most of the corridor is 200-feet wide, traversing lush woods that form a canopy overhead. There are 31 bridges throughout the Trace, and many of them are magnificent timber bridges, once railroad trestles, that are still structurally sound. The reuse of these original trestles has made the Trace right-of-way a wildlife conservation corridor that links isolated parks, creates greenways and preserves wetlands.




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Abita Springs