I had to work on the “Best Bank” earlier this Fall and found myself with a little time to kill not too far away from the Jean Lafitte NHP. I decided to check it out and get a bit of exercise walking some of the trails. Jean Lafitte seems like one of those places that gets forgotten about alongside all the other attractions New Orleans has to offer, I know that I’ve driven past it a few times without even thinking twice about stopping. I’m glad I finally gave it a go because I really enjoyed my walk in the swamp. The park boasts an incredible amount of boardwalk that winds it’s way into the Northern Barataria estuary – the swamp was beautiful and the critters were plentiful, but I couldn’t get over the fact that I walked a few miles on boardwalk, someone had to put all that together!