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Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Get To NOLA: Fontainebleau State Park Hike

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Contact: Zachary Bracey · zrbracey@loyno.edu · 7356

Location: Fontainebleau State Park

Cost: $7.00 Get Tickets

Do you like nature, wildlife, and hiking? Join us for the last Get To NOLA excursion this semester on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00am-3:00pm! We will depart by bus from the Carrollton turnaround at 10:00am (please arrive 15 minutes early to check in), and the cost is only $7.00 (you will be responsible for $3.00 entry fee to park). Limited spaces are available, so make sure to get registered and confirm your spot today. Once at the park, hiking will be available from 11:00-2:00pm (box lunch option included). Come de-stress before finals and explore the beauty Louisiana has to offer! Registration is currently open on a first come first serve basis. ​​​​​​​The 2,800-acre park is located on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain. On a clear day, visitors can see the lake dotted with multi-colored sailboats of all sizes and types. The sandy beach also is a delight for sunbathers. An old railroad track that runs through the park has been converted into the Tammany Trace as a part of the Rails to Trails program. It is a wonderful route for cycling, hiking and in-line skating. The park's nature trail is a favorite of nature lovers. Interpretive signs along the trail will help you identify many of the common trees and shrubs. Always be on the lookout for birds and other animals. Over 400 different species live in and around Fontainebleau. The Fontainebleau Birding Guide is a good resource for enthusiasts to identify the numerous species of birds found in the area. Bordered on three sides by water--Lake Pontchartrain, Bayou Cane and Bayou Castine--and characterized by a convergence of diverse ecosystems, it has a multitude of habitats for birds.