Tired of just walking in the gym or in the malls? Monroe-West Monroe offers many opportunities to change your view. Whether it’s shopping for antiques, discovering exotic animals, strolling nature trails, or coming face to face with an alligator, our area offers a variety of opportunities for you. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Antique Alley
Nestled in the heart of Downtown West Monroe, Antique Alley is the perfect place to take a stroll. With over 40 locally owned stores, you are sure to find something for everyone. Grab a bite of home cooking, flip through collections of vinyl records, discover an antique gem, or find the perfect outfit at a boutique. Antique Alley has it all.
2. Louisiana Purchase and Gardens Zoo
Want to take a walk on the wild side? The LA Purchase and Gardens Zoo is the place for you! Discover lions, tigers, and bears. Oh my! The zoo offers a chance to make some furry friends on your stroll. Grab a seat on the train when you need a break and see the wild life in a different way!
3. Kiroli Park
Kiroli Park isn’t your average park. Start your adventure off by hiking one of their many nature trails. You might even find some hidden spots! Once you are done, head over to the dog park – who doesn’t love seeing our four-legged friends having fun? If you find yourself needing a break – No problem! Grab a book out of one of their many outdoor libraries and enjoy an afternoon read under a pavilion or a nice shaded tree.
4. Black Bayou
Are you a lover of nature and the outdoors? If so, Black Bayou is your place! Take a hike on one of their nature trails and discover beauty that only exists in North Louisiana. Black Bayou offers you the secluded feel of nature while being just a few short minutes from the city lights. End your stroll at the looking pier and take in the breath-taking lake. You might even see an alligator!
Start moving at these great places. Walk out your worries, and let us know what you think! Tag us in your photos on Instagram @discovermonroewestmonroe or on Facebook as Discover Monroe-West Monroe!
Now, get to steppin', and keep discovering.