Fort Pike State Historic Site (adjacent to Old Spanish Trail/US 90, approximately 23 miles east of downtown New Orleans) - This historic masonry fort was completed in 1827 to defend New Orleans. Stroll through arched casemates and stand overlooking the Rigolets as sentries once did, enjoy living history programs, visit the museum or picnic at the pavilion.
Fairview Riverside State Park (12 miles east of Madisonville on LA Hwy. 22) - Nestled among magnificent live oaks on the edge of the cool clear waters of the Tchefuncte River, this park features 81 improved campsites, excellent fishing, canoeing, and picnicking. A nearby boat ramp offers access to the park and Lake Pontchartrain.
Fontainebleau State Park (South of I-12 and southeast of Mandeville on US 190) - Located on 2,800 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, the park offers 130 improved campsites, 180 unimproved campsites, nature trails, three group camps, a lodge, a swimming pool and beach, a playground and the ruins of a plantation brickyard and sugar mill situated among an alley of towering oaks.
Washington Parish Free Fair (Washington Parish Fairgrounds, Franklinton) - The second oldest Parish Fair in Louisiana, and believed to be the largest county/parish free fair in the USA, occurs annually during the month of October. The Mile Branch Historical Settlement is located on the Washington Parish Fairgrounds, highlights the Scotch-Irish settlers of the Florida parishes. Visitors will see 19th-century living history activities ranging from sheep shearing to soap making to hymn singing, many of which are performed with original period equipment.
Folsom Farmers Market (82341 Railroad Ave. one block west of La. 25) Held every second and fourth Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., year around. Fresh seasonal produce from local vendors, boiled peanuts, freshly made cracklins, and handcrafted items are among the wares available.
D.A. Varnado Store Museum (936 Pearl St., Franklinton) - The hub of business and activity of Franklinton and Washington Parish at the beginning of the 20th century. The Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Museums at Cassidy Park (600 block of Willis Ave, Bogalusa) - The Museum of Indian Culture and the Pioneer Museum are devoted to telling the story of Bogalusa from the earliest settlement of the Choctaw Indians to those who founded the largest sawmill in the world in the 1920s.
Global Wildlife Center (Folsom) Enjoy a 1-1/2 hour guided Safari Wagon tour of over 900 acres of beautiful Louisiana countryside, that is home to many animals usually seen on the continent of Africa!
Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (Covington) A guided tour gives you a first-hand account of the Louisiana Alligator Industry, in the climate controlled environment that's home to more than 2,000 gators.
Bogue Chitto Tubing & Canoe (10237 S. Choctaw Rd., Bogalusa) - Offers canoeing and tubing trips down the Bogue Chitto River.
Wayne’s World Canoeing and Tubing (51439 Camp Circle, Franklinton) - Offers canoeing, kayaking and tubing trips down the Bogue Chitto River.
Sunflower Farm and Ranch (84080 Pierre Cemetary Road, Folsom) - Horse trails and pastures, for riders of all experience levels.