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Manchester Parish
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How to Reach

By Road

From New Orleans and Metairie, take the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway north across the lake.From the east or west, Mandeville is a short distance south of Interstate 12 on either Highway 59 or Highway 190.

By Air

The nearest airport is Norman Manley International Airport while Tinson Pen Aerodrome provides domestic services.Around 120 km distance.

Key places to visit
Dew Drop Hall, Fontainebleau State Park, Mrs. Stephenson's Garden


Places to Visit

Dew Drop Hall

Small historic dance and social hall built in 1895, in remarkably unmodified condition (never even wired for electric lights).Still used for live jazz events a few times a year.

Fontainebleau State Park

Is located just a short drive from New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast this State Park makes a perfect base point.The Mandeville/Covington area is at your front door with great restaurants and antique shops.The Mandeville Lakefront is coming alive with coffee shops and small family restaurants. A short drive up the road is Abita Springs where there is a local brewery and that home town feeling.

Mrs. Stephenson's Garden

Is a private garden in the area worth visiting is Mrs. Stephenson's Garden, one of the most beautiful and well maintained in the area.An artist, Carmen Stephenson, still supervises this flamboyant "secret garden" herself.Mrs.Stephenson's Garden reputed to be one of the finest in the island.Tours, conducted by the horticulturist herself, can be arranged.She also runs Stephenson's Flowers.

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