Formerly an Illinois Central Railroad corridor, the paved and shaded Tammany Trace – the best bike trail near Nola – lets cyclists of all skill levels choose their own adventures and offers plenty of reward for a little (or a lot) of pedaling.
“It’s safe. There’s the scenery, and lots of cool stops,” says Chelsea Severio, who pedals the trail frequently.
She offers some advice for those just discovering the 28-mile north shore stretch. “Start earlier or later to avoid the heat,” she says. Then adds, with a laugh, “And get a cup holder for your bike.”
From sandy beaches and pretty bayous to trail-side brewpubs, boutiques and the Abita Mystery House, you’ll find something to love along the best bike trail near Nola.
This story originally ran in the New Orleans Times-Picayune/Advocate. Read the full article at Nola.com.
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