According to Mayo Clinic, Physical activity, such as walking, is important for weight control because it helps you burn calories. If you add 30 minutes of brisk walking to your daily routine, you could burn about 150 more calories a day. Of course, the more you walk and the quicker your pace, the more calories you’ll burn. According to Trail Link, here are 6 great places across Louisiana to take a walk!
17th Street Canal Trail
The 17th Street Canal occupies an important position in the Greater New Orleans area. It forms the boundary between the City of New Orleans and its neighbor to the west, Metairie in Jefferson Parish. It’s also the largest and most important drainage canal for the city. Earthen levees with grassy sides hem it in, with a concrete wall at the top to contain the water. Right on the top of the west levee, adjacent to the I-wall sits this walking and biking path. The trail parallels the canal waterway from near the pumping station at the mouth of Lake Pontchartrain down to I-10.The tall wall obscures the water but you can catch a glimpse of it from the Veterans Memorial Highway bridge.
LSU Lakes is a 3.9 mile (9,000-step) route located near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. This route has an elevation gain of about 45.9 ft and is rated as easy.
Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Trail
This 8-foot wide hiking and biking pathway sits on the bank of the Red River in south Bossier, Louisiana. The Red River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, and gets its distinct hue from the red soil it has swept away. The trail serves to connect Bossier residents to the waterway by providing a low-stress way to travel along it while getting unobstructed views of the water.
Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path
Baton Rouge Levee Bike Path links several downtown attractions along the Mississippi River. The Farr Park Equestrian Center, the USS Kidd Naval Museum, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and the beautiful castle-like Old State Capitol building can all be accessed from the paved pathway. The trail also flanks the western side of the LSU campus.
Crescent Park Trail
Crescent Park is a 1.4 mile linear park located on the banks of the Mississippi River, just outside New Orlean’s popular French Quarter. Built as part of a post-Katrina revitalization effort, the park offers a smooth asphalt trail through its beautifully landscaped grounds for walkers and bikers to enjoy.
The Lafitte Greenway offers a 2.6-mile linear park through New Orleans, from the edge of the city’s French Quarter to Mid-City and the doorstep of its grand City Park. The route was originally a canal—and later the Norfolk Southern Rail Line—that led to Bayou St. John, which borders the east side of the park. Today, the corridor is a pleasant neighborhood connector.
For more information on these Louisiana trails, like parking and map visuals, check out Trail Link.
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