Northlake Nature Center
23135 Hwy. 190
Mandeville, LA 70448
Tel: (985) 626-1238


A nature preserve with a boardwalk, children's programs and nature activities, located on 400 acres of ancient pines and hardwood forest along Bayou Castine. Hosts the annual Great Louisiana BirdFest each April, which features birding trips on foot and by boat, photography trips, social events and more. 

Educational and activity programs include guided bike trips, canoeing Bayou Castine with Canoe & Trail Adventures, nature walks to tend the trails, Moonlight Marshmallow Melts, kundalini yoga, and Storywalk, a reading & walking program in partnership with the St. Tammany Parish Public Library.