For some the discovery starts with the finest shopping in Mississippi. Boutiques, galleries and stores are located along the Ridgeland Retail Trail from one end of the city to the other. Stroll the brick streets of the Renaissance at Colony Square, a true lifestyle center featuring fountains and high-end shops. A few miles away in Olde Towne the Jackson Street District is bustling with specialty shops, restaurants, spas and bike stores. The renowned Mississippi Craft Center features treasures from over 400 artisans and is located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway.
With the perfect purchase in hand, it’s on to outdoor fun. Ridgeland is well-known as a cyclists paradise. Serious cyclers and casual cruisers share the Natchez Trace Parkway and Ridgeland’s Multi-Use Path. And a slate of biking events including the Natchez Trace Century Ride and the Ridgeland Tandem Rally are available throughout the cycling season. Adrenaline junkies will thrill to Ridgeland’s BMX and mountain biking. Somehow, all that high performance fun is even better knowing that Southern hospitality, fine food and crisp sheets await at the end of the day!
Ridgeland has also been named the state’s best waterfront destination. The Ross Barnett Reservoir (called the Rez) has more than 105 miles of shoreline bounded on the north by the Natchez Trace and 33,000 acres that invite boating, sailing, fishing, swimming and water sports. Camping on the shore offers an inside + out water adventure. The Rez is also Ridgeland’s hot spot for events including the famous Dragon Boat Regatta that attracts more than 60 teams from across the region.
Adventurous, artistic, hospitable, delicious, desirable. This is truly a destination that is naturally stylish and an unexpected delight. Ridgeland isn’t just a place to see; it’s a place to experience…INSIDE+OUT.
Last modified: June 26, 2018