With a recent free Sunday, I immediately thought of heading down to one of my favorite towns on the Northshore. I always enjoy my time in Abita Springs, from the Abita Brew Pub to the Tammany Trace Trailhead. Here are three unique stops to enjoy!

Springs Stop #1 – So Much to See

I picked a fantastic day, as the weather was glorious to walk around the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market. I scored a jar (or three) of delicious blueberry jam, along with purple cauliflower and locally made honey. As for the handmade soaps, I truly cleaned up! The market takes place every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the trailhead.

Abita Brew Pub has swag to snag after a delicious meal.

Springs Stop #2 – So Much to Eat and Drink

I had worked up quite an appetite walking around the market, so it was time to refresh and relax at Abita Brew Pub. I basically qualify as a frequent flier at this restaurant, as I eat here every time I visit the town. I started with the fried artichoke hearts with ranch, then it was onto the “Andygator” crab-and-crawfish cake with remoulade. Naturally, I had to indulge with a nice, cold beer. With a name the same as my childhood dog, Barney, it was the perfect choice. Thank goodness I did not have a cholesterol screening the next day!

Springs Stop #3 – So Much Weirdness

In all my previous stops, I had yet to visit this wacky place. Wacky as it is, I do think they should add ‘Fun” in the Abita Springs Mystery House name. With hordes of nonsense displays, oddities and salvaged items, this place should be on your see-it-to-believe-it list. While one visit will likely be enough, it is definitely memorable! Trust me, it is worth the stop on your itinerary. The house is open daily, and the price of admission is only $5.

If you want an enjoyable, quirky day on the Northshore, Abita Springs is a great choice to spring to before summer ends!