FEB 2017

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 35 FEATURE: FAMILY-FRIENDLY MEETINGS St. Bernard Parish, La. As its tagline proclaims, Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish it the place "Where Reel Adventure Begins." While the area is just a short distance from the attractions of downtown New Orleans, it offers some of the best spots for catching redfish and speckled trout. Bountiful waterways such as Lake Borne, the Mississippi River and Breton Sound make this a paradise for fishing, hunting or birdwatching, includ- ing several stops on the America's Wetland Birding Trail. For other types of adventure, history buffs can visit the spot where the nation was defended against the British during the Battle of New Orleans, the National Historical Park Chalmette Battlefield. Take a drive along the San Bernardo Scenic Byway to see historic homes and other historic sites dating back to the early 1800's. Or. visit fishing villages and feast on abundant Gulf of Mexico seafood. Family fishing in St. Bernard Parish

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