Students of Abita Springs attend the schools of St. Tammany Parish, which includes Abita Springs Elementary School, Abita Springs Middle School, Fontainebleau Junior High School, and Fontainebleau High School.
Area colleges and universities that are ready to serve the higher learning needs of students include St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, Delgado Community College, Southeastern Louisiana University, Lacrosse University, Delta College of Arts & Technology, the University of New Orleans, and Louisiana State University, to name a few.
Modern-day visitors and residents have their choice of landmarks and historic sites to explore. At the top of the list is Tammany Trace, a 31-mile paved bikeway running from Covington to Slidell, through Abita Springs. Used daily by bicyclists, hikers and equestrians, Tammany Trace provides an enjoyable venue for outdoor exercise and wildlife viewing. Other local landmarks include the UCM Museum, the Abita Springs Historic District, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, Pitcher Plant Boardwalk, and Abita Brewing Company. Golfers can spend the day out on the links at the Abita Springs Golf & Country Club.
Abita Springs has long been an attractive and relaxing destination town. In the mid-18th century, a local landowner and physician began promoting the healing powers of the spring waters. Soon enough, an increasing number of curious visitors prompted the development of hotels and restaurants. The railroad arrived in 1887, followed by the now-historic Abita Springs Pavilion which was built in 1888.
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