Bayou St. John

New Orleans Area
New Orleans Area
Type of Route
4 miles

Located close to the heart of New Orleans, Bayou St. John is the ideal setting for a purely urban-paddling experience. Canoe or kayak the calm water of this scenic waterway and enjoy New Orleans’s iconic, French-inspired architecture.

Paddling is easy, so this could be a short, fun trip for families with kids. Start near the Lafitte Greenway, home of the Crescent City farmers market, and paddle New Orleans City Park. The neighborhood views make for an interesting excursion, and it’s easy to make pit stops if you see something you want to check out.

After your paddling adventure, explore the sights of the Big Easy. Take a trip to New Orleans City Park, where you can unwind on a trail through groves of trees dripping with Spanish moss or opt for an action-packed afternoon of rides at the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Attend an art market hosted by the Art Council of New Orleans to hear live music and snag local, handmade souvenirs like jewelry, paintings and photographs.

Learn more about the area: Visit New Orleans

Contact Info:
New Orleans & Company
Address: 2020 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Telephone: (800) 672-6124