Scenic drives through the countryside provide a perfect family friendly activity. Add a scavenger hunt component and the entertainment value triples. Louisiana's first quilt trail offers more than just a beautiful ride. It gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the region and appreciate why our natives love to live here.
The LA Quilt Trail was founded just 2.5 years ago and already features 97 registered participants. Six individual trails lead you to Tangipahoa Parish, Livingston Parish, Kentwood/Greensburg, Hammond/Amite, Washington or St. Tammany Parishes. Large, wooden quilt squares are placed on businesses, homes, barns, fences, or are free-standing along the route. Each square is symbolic in nature and a hidden puzzle of sorts, as logos are not permitted within the design. Examples include: Ms. Francis Chauvin. She's known local as the "pie lady". Her square is representative of her family and is of course shaped as a pie. Each slice represents a family member. The missing slice is in honor of her late husband.
Log on to: www.louisianaquilttrail.com to choose a trail to follow.
Length of Scenic Drive: Varies from 5 miles to 100 miles depending on route
Download maps to determine which of 6 routes to take. All trails are located on the Northshore of Lake Ponchatrain.
The Quilt Shoppe
146 W. Oak St.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Open: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 5PM
Fridays 9AM to 5PM
Kentwood/Greensburg, Hammond/Amite, Livingston Parish, Washington Parish, St. Tammany Parish, and Ponchatoula trails.