We no longer rent bicycles

The Abita Mystery House is on the Tammany Trace, a 31 mile bicycle path that goes from Slidell to Covington, Louisiana.

Ask about our great bicycle guide map of historic Abita Springs and the Tammany Trace.

Abita Mystery House
22275 Hwy 36
Abita Springs, LA 70420

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The Abita Mystery House is 1 block East on Hwy. 36 from the town's only traffic light.  Located in the historic district of Abita Springs on the popular Tammany Trace bicycle trail.  The Abita Mystery House is open everyday but major holidays, 10am-5pm.  Everyone is welcome, even your family.

The Tammany Trace is a 31 mile bike path that once was a railroad track. It has been converted to a paved trail for bikes, hikers, and horses. It runs from Covington to Slidell and is paroled by special rangers. Riders have seen foxes, deer, wild turkeys, swamp rabbits, wild pigs, rattlesnakes, king snakes, water moccasins and other wild animals on the path. Along the 31 miles there are 31 bridges where you may see largemouth bass, blue gills, and turtles.

Trace Rangers, who ensure the safety of all Trace users, are available to answer questions and be of assistance on The Trace daily from 7:00 a.m. to dark. Rangers have the only authorized use of motorized vehicles on The Trace. No pets are allowed on the trace. Slower traffic should keep to the right.

Trace Etiquette:
1. Rollerbladers yield to Cyclists
2. Cyclists yield to Joggers
3. Joggers yield to Walkers
4. Walkers yield to Horses

Other sites on the trace include:

  • The Mandeville Lakefront features beautiful old homes facing the lakeshore. There are playgrounds and a bike path along the water’s edge.
  • Fontainebleau State Park offers 2,800 acres on the lake and includes camping, a great nature trail, group camps, lodge, swimming pool, a playground, fishing and the ruins of a plantation sugar mill. ph 985-624-4443 or 1-888-677-3668
  • Lacombe Lake Road - the end of this road turns to gravel where you will see locals fishing and crabbing.

Abita Springs, Louisiana
Welcoming Tourists Since 1867

One hundred years ago Abita Springs was a hugely popular summertime destination for people escaping from the heat and yellow fever epidemics in New Orleans. They flocked toward the fresh spring water and “Ozone Belt” air. Tourists crossed Lake Pontchartrain by steamboat and then a surrey or “tallyho” from Mandeville to Abita Springs. During the early 1900’s numerous hotels and guests cottages in Abita accommodated over 1000 overnight visitors.

Abita Springs was one of the first small towns in Louisiana to pass laws requiring that all construction in the historic district be approved by a local commission. As you ride your bicycle, notice how these rules have preserved the character of the local architecture. Can you find the new houses tucked amongst the old?

About 2,500 people live in Abita Springs - all sharing a single traffic light. Abita Springs is located about 40 miles north of New Orleans in St. Tammany Parish where the average home price was $170,000.

There are several spring fed creeks in town. The water is root beer colored because of the decaying pine needles. The creeks support numerous fish, frogs, turtles, crawfish, clams, eels and snakes. Stop your bicycle on one of the bridges and look in the water - you’ll see something move!