Sunday, December 20, 2020

Carriage Rides Through Downtown Covington

The newest way to see downtown Covington's landmarks and scenic sights is the carriage ride.

From their website: "Royal Carriages is thrilled to announce expansion into St. Tammany Parish, bringing their generations-long New Orleans carriage tour to the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.

Rides depart from the Marsolan Feed and Seed Store in Covington, Louisiana, right next to the area’s Trailhead Museum. Tours run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

“We are excited to partner with the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission to bring a favorite New Orleans tradition to the charming town of Covington,” said Royal Carriages Director of Marketing Kimmie Carlos. “As the oldest carriage company in the country at 79-years strong, we want all of Louisiana’s Northshore to experience history with us as we move into the holiday season and create new family traditions.”

Among the sights featured are The Tammany Trace, Covington Cemetery #1, Bogue Falaya Park, The Star Theatre and The Southern Hotel

Visitors will have the option for a half hour or full hour carriage tour of Old Covington which includes an expert guide to narrate the history of the area. The nationally recognized attraction also has plans for private tours, weddings, and private events.

Click on the "play triangle" above to see a video showing a carriage ride featuring Mayor Mark Johnson 
(or click here for a direct YouTube link) 
A big tourist attraction

CLICK HERE for more information.