Located on the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway – National Park, Ridgeland, Mississippi is a stylish small city with an active vibe. There’s an undeniable vitality and energy that makes it hard to sit still. It’s not just a place to get away from everyday life, but a place where everyday life takes on rich new meaning and new excitement. This town is for the active traveler who desires outdoor recreational opportunities, flavorful dining experiences, and some of the finest shopping in the Mississippi.
For today’s traveler, sight-seeing is one thing, a safe experience is another. For those looking to explore, Ridgeland is definitely something to see: Take the 33,000 acres of nature’s delights of the Barnett Reservoir, offering 105 miles of shoreline, bordered by the Natchez Trace Parkway, also an All-American Road. With plenty of fresh air recreational opportunities and friendly locals to help guide you along your way, Ridgeland provides a great escape for social distancing fun, responsible restaurants, and Brand Hotels committee to safety pledges.
Named one of Mississippi’s healthiest home towns, Ridgeland boasts almost 15 miles of cycling and walking trails, a 10-mile mountain bike trail, and a BMX track. Multi-purpose trails crisscross this Bike-Friendly City, an honor given by the League of American Cyclists. Water lovers will love kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, skiing, bird watching, and boating on the beautiful Barnett Reservoir.
Dining takes on a refreshing nature with many of Ridgeland’s 150 restaurants offering lakeside and outdoor dining taking advantage of the area’s beautiful weather and scenery. Some of the best chefs in the South have set up their kitchens in Ridgeland to offer memorable meals of fresh local and regional cuisine.
From fine arts and crafts to the most stylish name and boutique brands, you’ll find a wealth of treasures to take home after a shopping excursion on Ridgeland’s Retail Trail. Download your trail guide at VisitRidgeland.com. The Bill Waller Craft Center features treasures from over 400 artisans, and Ridgeland’s many independently owned boutiques offer fashion-forward items you’ll love to hang in your closet.
If events are what you miss, Ridgeland is gearing up to bring some back. International automobiles and motorcycles will roll into Ridgeland on October 10, 2020, for the annual Eurofest Automobile and Motorcycle Show (the first of its kind in the nation since COVID). Thousands flock to Ridgeland each year to enjoy annual events like Art Wine & Wheels Weekend on April 30 – May 2, 2021, which includes the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, Sante South Wine Festival, Run Now Wine Later 5K, and the Natchez Trace Century Ride.
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Last modified: September 18, 2020