The pictures below were taken on a balmy Sunday in mid-November during a kayak excursion on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Cane Bayou is one of several streams that empty into Lake Pontchartrain from the north, it runs between Fontainebleau State Park and the Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. There is a convenient launch for kayaks just off of highway 190, about four miles east of Mandeville LA, as seen on the map below.

The Tammany Trace bike path crosses Cane Bayou a short distance south of the launch point.
Near the kayak launch the shores of Cane Bayou are heavily forested.
Trees thin out approaching Lake Pontchartrain
Near the lake the terrain is marshy, here we saw some trees toppled by Hurricane Ida

Published by jimr77

Recently retired, loving life in northern Minnesota

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