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Fall Fun at the LSU Ag Center at Bruden

by Pat Wattam

Fall is finally in the air and one of the fun places to go in Baton Rouge this time of year is the LSU Ag Center at Burden on Essen Lane.  Walking paths and the museum are always available, but this time of year is the most fun with the CORN MAZE.  Corn Maze Saturdays at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, Oct 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. feature hay mountain climb, corn maze, hayride, giant slingshot and plenty of concessions to enjoy. Visitors may purchase corn dogs, popcorn and drinks from Burden Horticulture Society volunteers. Admission $7 per person, including concession tickets; children 3 and under free.

Trail walking in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

As the new year started, one of my goals was to put in 10,000 steps a day.  It's harder than I thought.  We sit at our desks all day, or drive clients around in our cars, but not a lot of walking is going on.  Looks like on average I walk 4000-5000 steps a day.  When I add 45 minutes on my treadmill that goes up to 8000 steps, if I walk for an hour, it goes up to over 9000 steps.  Except for walking around our neighborhood, I didn't think there were that many places to easily find to go walking in Baton Rouge.  Well, I was wrong!  Depending on where you live in the city, there are several places to walk that are enjoyable.

First is the Burden Estate off Essen Lane.  There are free trails to walk or for $15/year membership, you can walk in the Windrush Gardens - which is really nice.  Of course, if you go through the museum and the outbuildings, then you can really get lost walking the paths through the woods, around little lakes, etc.  This is a hidden jewel during the week.  Very few people out then and you pretty much have it all to your self.

Second favorite place to walk - or more enjoyable, ride your bicycle - is to go around LSU lakes.  You can walk for miles and there are lots of people there to join you.  I have a friend who likes to take his daughter and walk there and has figured out a 2 mile route.

Our BREC parks also have some nice places to walk.  You will see lots of people walking in Forest Park off Harrels Ferry  - it winds around by the tennis courts and is a nice walk. The other one I like is Highland Road park - plenty of grounds to walk across - or ride your horse!!

But when I have enough time I really like to head north to Port Hudson - a Civil War site with lots of trails and some actual terrain so that you get good exercise. I think I could go way over 10,000 steps if I had time to go there. Maybe if I got there once a week it would just be fun!   

If you can think of some more fun places to walk, add them here!

Music Happenings in Baton Rouge This Week!

by Pat Wattam

Do you enjoy Chamber Music? If so, you are in for a TREAT!  Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:30 the LSU School of Music, Recital Hall on Dalrymple Drive will host  an evening of chamber music.  Philip Myer prinicpal orn wiht the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform with violinist Yova Milanova and Pianist Willis Delony.  Tickets are only $15!!  Call 225-578-3527 for more information!

University Lake Bike Path

by Pat Wattam

As the weather turns warmer, a really fun way to spend the day is around University Lake near LSU.  The lake has a beach, picnic table, and a wonderful walking/bike path that goes around the lake.  The best part about the bike path is that it is separate from the highway so that it is much safer.  A great way to spend a couple of hours with everyone - young and old.  Or, if you just want to laze around, bring a picnic and enjoy the ducks (who will probably enjoy your food!) and the lake view.  Or for the more active, bring your kayak - the ducks will follow you around!


The announcement of the location of Entertainment Arts, Inc new sports video game global testing facility to the LSU South Campus on GSRI Road is expected to give a boost to south Baton Rouge home sales. The leading video game company will employ 220 permanent and part-time workers in its quality assurance center. State officials describe this move as a big moment in the state’s effort to establish the digital media industry in Louisiana. The success of this venture could lead to establishing an entire research park of digital media companies in the LSU and south Baton Rouge area.

What's Happening Down Town Baton Rouge

by The Pat Wattam Team

Isn't it exciting that downtown Baton Rouge appears to be coming into it's own!  Have you been to the Manship Theater?  Isn't is wonderful to have so many events you can attend in one week?  I can't remember ever having this many choices of musical events to choose from in one week?  This week we have an exciting guitarist, the Baton Rouge Symphony - in  2 different venues, as well as many recitals and concerts at LSU!

And have you been to the Planitarium, or any of the numerous restaurants?  A lot of exciting things are happening in our city.  Have you check out the Capital House Hotel?   

If you haven't been downtown in a while just to look around, take a Sunday afternoon and explore our city.  I think you will be very pleased with what you see!

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