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November 17, 2021

Outdoor Fall Activities in Greater New Orleans

Fall in Greater New Orleans is a long-awaited season after a steamy summer. The temperatures and humidity decrease, and the urge to spend all your time outdoors dramatically increases. Below are some of the best activities and outdoor areas to explore in our region. 

New Orleans offers a plethora of green spaces to picnic, bike ride, camp, kayak, fish, golf, and more. We rank 6th in the country for acres of park area per 10,000 residents— there is room for everyone! Each park in the Greater New Orleans region offers different events, activities, and amenities to enjoy with family and friends. Check them out! 


Get off solid land and explore the many bayous, lakes, and rivers in Greater New Orleans which provide the perfect location for boating, canoeing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Sail on Lake Pontchartrain’s calm waters, rent paddleboards and kayaks on Bayou St John, explore the marsh and swamp on a kayak or boat, relax on a pontoon boat on the Tchefuncte River for a day, or book a day fishing trip to experience some of the world’s best fishing. 

If nature isn’t your thing there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the beautiful weather of fall in New Orleans. With world-renowned dining, New Orleans food gets taken to the next level when it’s enjoyed in a beautiful French Quarter courtyard, overlooking City Park, people watching on Magazine Street, or watching the sunset on Lake Ponchartrain.

Whatever your outdoor fancy, Greater New Orleans has it! Find more information on outdoor activities to enjoy fall in Greater New Orleans here