Northshore Father’s Day Ideas: Mandeville, Slidell, Lacombe, etc.

Father's Day Northshore

A father can mean a lot of things. To me, it means Dad. The same man responsible for my creation is the one I turn to in my time of need. But a father figure may be an older brother, grandfather, or coach. Father’s Day comes off the heels of Memorial Day. What does a father mean to children who lost their biological father in battle? No matter who they are, fathers need more recognition. 

For that special Y Chromosome in your life, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to give undivided attention, quality of time, and meaning to your relationship. Whether your dad is a sportsman, outdoor enthusiast, culinary connoisseur, or movie buff, it’s time to start planning an incredible Father’s Day weekend. We have included our top 2024 Northshore Father’s Day ideas and tips for celebrating that influential man in your life. From Mandeville, Slidell, Covington, and the entire Lake Pontchartrain area, we hope this article inspires you to start planning. 

Have A Relaxing Afternoon at Fontainebleau State Park

If Dad loves the outdoors, Fontainebleau State Park is a “can’t miss.” Located a short drive north of Mandeville, this Lake Pontchartrain paradise hosts miles of breathtaking scenery and things to do. There is a 27-mile path you can walk or bike, rental kayaks, fishing piers, and more than 400 species of birds to watch if your Dad has a passion for binoculars. There is a small $3 entrance fee, but it’s free for seniors and children under $3. Make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time because the park fills up on the weekends. 

Ax Throwing at Stumpy’s Hatchet House

Take a leisurely drive across Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to the Big Easy for the thrill of hurling a razor-sharp blade at Stumpy’s Hatchet House. Ax throwing has become the new bowling for the thrill-seeker at heart. There’s a good chance the older gentleman in your life has never experienced ax throwing, as this fun activity is relatively new to the scene. What sets ax throwing apart from other recreational activities is its primal allure. There’s something deeply gratifying about wielding a sharp, weighted object and unleashing it with controlled power. Your father will love unleashing his inner lumberjack!

Play A Round of Golf

Your dad taught you to keep your eye on the ball, follow through on your swing, and, most importantly, have fun no matter how well you play. Now’s your chance to return the favor by treating him to a Father’s Day round. Golfing allows you to rediscover that unbreakable father-son bond, and there are plenty of fantastic courses throughout Mandeville, Slidell, Covington, and the entire Northshore. At the end of the day, the score won’t matter. What matters are the memories you made with Dad. 

Skydiving on the Northshore

Is your father a thrill seeker? Is he always looking for the next adventure to get his adrenaline fix? If so, what better way to spend Father’s Day than skydiving over the Northshore? This transcendent experience isn’t just an adrenaline rush but awakens your senses and fills you with a profound sense of aliveness. The breathtaking views, the fresh air caressing your face, and the sheer joy of defying the ordinary will forever etch itself into your Father’s Day memories. There are several fantastic skydiving options on the Northshore. We recommend Gold Coast Skydivers in Abita Springs or Cloud Chasers Skydiving in Slidell.

Beer Tasting at a Local Craft Brewery

If your dad loves sipping a cold brew, visiting a local craft brewery should be on your list this Father’s Day. Supporting local breweries is more than simply a place to catch a buzz; it’s a celebration of the art of brewing, a tribute to the passion and innovation that drives the industry forward. As you savor each sip, you can’t help but marvel at the artistry involved in creating such complex and nuanced flavors. Every beer tells a story, from the carefully selected ingredients to the meticulous brewing process. Here is a list of craft breweries in the area.

Discover the Untamed Beauty of Louisiana’s Swamps

There is a good chance your father has already experienced a swamp tour if he is a Louisiana native. If not, there is no better way to spend Father’s Day exploring the vast wetlands comprising a significant portion of the state’s landscape. A swamp tour is not just about education; it’s an immersive experience of mossy cypress trees, murky waters, countless bird species, alligators, and much more. Here is an article by US News on the best swamp tours in Louisiana



We hope the Northshore Father’s Day ideas above inspire you to plan an unforgettable weekend for Dad. Father’s Day is a special time to embrace the opportunity to create lasting memories, share laughter, and express your gratitude for his unwavering love and commitment. Sometimes, as Dad ages, it becomes apparent he can no longer perform daily activities that were easy before, such as cooking, cleaning, etc. If you suspect your father needs help staying independent, Peristyle Beau West is here to help. 

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