QUESTION TO COASTAL90.COM My husband and I are going to be staying at my son’s in law camp we want to drive to Old Town Bay St. Louis. We have been there a couple of times and then ride r bicycles around could you please give us any advice like where to park at and some great bike riding areas to see.
thanks for any advice
Bay St. Louis Old Town is a great area to visit and bike. For parking I would park on Main Street or when open the Bay St. Louis Parking Garage. (It may be closed due to Construction) Bring plenty of Water because it can be warm especially during the summer months.
Once out I would ride the bikes around and hit a few local areas:
I would swing by the Depot District and Duck Pond first. This will get you about a 5 minute bike ride from Main Street. The Cypress Cafe is located there. The old train terminal and several other shops and business are located in this area as well.
Then I would head back up to the beach to check out the great bike path from Bay St. Louis to Waveland. (If you are adventurous you can take the trek to the Waveland Pier about 3 Miles down. Nice walk for $1.00 per person.)
Head back to Main Street and Visit the Sloppy Dog’s Cafe. This is a great little cafe serving gourmet hot dog’s in Bay St. Louis.
Check out the Hancock Historical Society located on Cue Street across from the Court House. Great history collection and nice museum of Hancock County.
On a morning like this it is time to load the Kayaks and head out to the beach or the Bay St Louis Train bridge for some trout or redfish action. A reliable Kayak is a good choice for a low cost high enjoyment fishing machine. Generally fishing in a Kayak is more work and requires more sitting in a tight space, but the boat note is low and the fish aren't spooked from the larger profile. Fishing in a Kayak is also rewarding with a closer feeling to nature during your kayak fishing trip. Be safe, always wear a life jacket when fishing in a Kayak. It only takes a second to have some real problems in the water.
Many Kayak fisherman like the beach areas of Bay St Louis and under the Bay St. louis train bridge. The water in the bay can kick up quick, so keep a close eye on the weather when fishing from a kayak. Check out our Kayak Fishing Guide for Mississippi
This morning was going to have the perfect sunrise. I convinced myself to hop out of bed to greet the colors of the day. I loaded up the camera and tripod and headed to Washington Street fishing pier in Old Town Bay St. Louis. The weather was cool and the water was calm. Boaters were using the launch in preparation for the great fishing ahead of dawn. The sun rose displaying a magnificent array of colors.
Here are a few of this morning's best sunrise photos over Bay St. Louis in Mississippi.
The Duck Pond By the Train Depot in Old Town Bay St. Louis
Bay St. Louis did a wonderful job making a wide open area into a sweet spot. The Duck Pond is phenomenal! Kids and adults both love to come here. There are benches and swings around to relax and watch the ducks play. If you want to be more involved, the ducks love to be fed. The park includes a great water crossing bridge complete with a small waterfall type scene. I know many an hour will be spent enjoying this wonderful scene set in the heart of Old Town.
The Park is not a playground, but more of a nature spot. It has a nature trail with a Butterfly Garden. It doesn’t seem like the park has been maintained lately. The signs are down or hardly legible. There are fallen trees and a good bit of over growth. This might be a good thing if you want to see some wild animals such as deer. It is located on Menge Avenue not too far off of the beach road. Although some signs are down it is a great park for a scenic walk through the woods. The path was well worn although some trees were laying across parts of the paths. It is not a good park for Pass Christian area toddlers looking to play, but will surely please nature and hiking enthusiasts.