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The Golden Meadow Region is located in Louisiana. The border spans along the Gulf of Mexico, stretches up to a few cities such as Pierre Part, Donaldsonville, and Madisonville, and goes down past the Pass A Loutre State Wildlife Management Area. Within the area are various towns, lakes, and rivers. Generally, the region is flat with many sources of water. Within the region is New Orleans, a large city that many tourists visit. The region is also home to the Pass A Loutre State Wildlife Management Area. The temperature in the region has a high of 89.8 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 43.6 degrees. The average rainfall in the region is 62.8 inches. In the region, there is hardly ever snow, and if it does snow, it never sticks to the ground. Based on weather conditions, the best time to visit the area has been reported to be in the months of April, October, and November.[4] Within the region, there are many things to do, such as Leeville Bridge, the Golden Meadow Library, Souther Pride Charters - Day Tours, and the Midnight Blue Bowfishing Charter.[5] Other activities located in New Orleans include going on ghost walks or haunted houses, going on steamboat rides, and seeing various historical sites and monuments.[6] Fishing, hunting, and boating are also prevalent things to do in the region.

What New Orleans is known for

The Golden Meadow Region is best known for New Orleans, a large city within the region. Other notable features about the region are the city of Golden Meadow, part of the Gulf of Mexico, beaches, lakes, rivers, and the Pass A Loutre State Wildlife Management Area. Activities within the city of Golden Meadow itself are the Golden Meadow Library, Leeville Bridge, Souther Pride Charters - Day Tours, and Reds and Midnight Blue Bowfishing Charters. The Golden Meadow Library can be a quiet place where people can read and study. Leeville Bridge is a bridge that people can drive on. Along the way, there are various things to see, such as fields and cities. The Southern Pride Charters - Day Tours can be good for larger families visiting. During the tour, people have the opportunity to go fishing. During the Red and Midnight Blue Bowfishing Charters, participants have the opportunity to go boating and fishing.[5] 

In New Orleans, there are also many things that people can do. Some of these include haunted houses or walks, steamboat rides, and seeing old buildings and monuments. Because of its history, voodoo/ghost tours are especially prominent in the city. People can walk through different "haunted" areas and try to see ghosts. Steamboats are also very popular in New Orleans because of the many rivers around the city. Some steamboats provide meals for the people who get on it while others have music and shows. Throughout the city, there are also multiple historical buildings and monuments. Because of how old the city is, it is likely that guests will see an older building while staying in the city.[6] 

The Pass A Loutre State Wildlife Management Area is another thing that people can do while in the region. While visiting the area, people can go fishing, hunting, and boating. Guests can also see many animals there, such as alligators, various types of birds and fish, and some forest animals such as deer and other mammals. Other available things to do there are to help with the multiple projects that the wildlife management area has going on at any given moment and seeing the many lakes and rivers in the area.[7]


The Golden Meadow Region stretches along part of the Gulf of Mexico. The north side of the border ends just below Pierre Part, Donaldsonville, Gonzales, Ponchatoula, Madisonville, and Slidell. The east side of the region's boundary goes along the state borderline between Louisiana and Mississippi. The west side of the border spans just past Franklin before curving to go beneath Pierre Part. Within the region are islands, various cities, including Golden Meadow and New Orleans, and the Pass A Loutre State Wildlife Management Area. The Golden Meadow Region has many trees and fields, along with various watermarks such as rivers, lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, the land within the region is relatively flat. There are no mountains in sight within the region. 

Weather inside the region varies, with the hottest being 89.9 degrees Fahrenheit and the low being 43.6 degrees. The average rainfall in the area is 62.8 inches. The region does now get snow. Because of the weather, it has been said that the best time to visit the region is in April, October, and November.[4] 

Because of its many water sources, the Golden Meadow Region is home to a lot of swamp and water animals such as American Alligators. Other animals include various snakes, lizards, and salamanders, along with snapping turtles, osprey, black vultures, barred owls, black bears, bobcats, eastern cougars, and many species of fish.[3] Many people visit the region to go fishing in the many lakes and rivers. Others come to hunt animals such as deer and bears during hunting season.


Golden Meadow is a smaller town near New Orleans, Louisiana. The racial makeup of the city is 92.52% white, 0.50% African American, 0.41% Asian, 4.83% Native American, 1.46% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.78% from other races. The general age of the population of Golden Meadow is spread out with a wide variety of ages throughout the city.[1] 

The town of Golden Meadow was incorporated in 1970, specifically on July 17. It took four attempts by the Golden Meadow Women's Club before they convinced Governor Earl Long to sign the act of incorporation. The club selected a man named Alexie Plaisance, who was a banker and businessman, to be the first mayor of the town. Elections for a new mayor are held every two years in the town. Alexie Plaisance was the mayor for the span of two years before the election. 

The Golden Meadow Women's Club also appointed the first Board of Aldermen. The board consisted of multiple people, including Freddie Collins, Mrs. Joe Leonard Sr., Victor Theriot, and Hubert Lafont Sr. The first election was held in April of 1952. Alexie Plaisance won the election with 76% of the vote. Later, the town hall was built at the expense of $30,000. The town hall is located near the center of town. In July of 2010, all operations were moved from the town hall to the New Town of Golden Meadow Multi-Purpose Building and Emergency Center.[8] 

New Orleans was first founded in 1718 by the French Mississippi Company. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orleans. It served as an important port that smuggled things to the American revolutionaries during the American Revolutionary War. It also was essential during the process of sending military supplies up the Mississippi River. There was also the Battle of New Orleans, which went on for a few years near the city. 

During the American Civil War, French-speaking was banned in the city. Many immigrants started moving to the city, and many of them did not speak English. Much later in the 21st century, the city was hit by Hurricane Katrina. The area was devastated by the hurricane, and it took years the rebuilt all that had been damaged. Hurricane Rita came while the city was working on repairing everything from Hurricane Katrina. Repopulation of the city was postponed during the hurricane. Because of the damage caused, many people moved outside of the city permanently. Over time, the city was repopulated to what it is today (approximately 343,829 people).

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