Directory Category: Outdoors

Grenada Lake Visitors Center Museum

The Grenada Lake Visitor Center is the perfect starting point for your visit to Grenada Lake. This uniquely designed facility features a theater and exhibits that interpret the lake and its natural resources. It is an excellent place to explore the rich history and cultures that have influenced and impacted this region of Mississippi. The…

Bailey’s Woods/Rowan Oak Hiking Trail

A National Recreation Trail, Bailey’s Woods Trail links Rowan Oak, William Faulkner’s historic home, to the University Museum. Stretching approximately 3,000 feet, the trail takes about 20 minutes to walk, and bikes are not permitted on the trail. Bailey’s Woods is a heavily wooded area that William Faulkner was known to walk through. The trail was…

Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge

Established in 1940, Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge is a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It conserves, manages and restores the fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats.

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

One of Mississippi’s finest natural/historic treasures, Strawberry Plains Audubon Center conserves 3,000 acres of hardwood forests, wetlands and native grasslands for a variety of uses.

Tishomingo State Park

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo State Park is steeped in history and scenic beauty. Archaeological excavations confirm the presence of Paleo Indians in the area now encompassed by the park as early as 7000 B.C.; the park takes its name from the leader of the Chickasaw nation, Chief Tishomingo. The famous…

Mississippi Hills’ Great Lakes

Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid and Grenada Lakes – managed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.  These lakes are known as the top crappie fishing lakes in the United States.

Tanglefoot Trail

Mississippi’s longest rails-to-trails conversion meanders 44 miles through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, passing through fields, forests, meadows and wetlands, travelling along the path of the Chickasaws, Meriwether Lewis and the railroad built by Col. William C. Falkner, great-grandfather of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner.

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

The Tenn-Tom Waterway offers adventure for all who traverse this Deep South mecca. Antebellum homes, Civil War sites and Native-American burial mounds are found all along the route. There are a number of quaint museums and shops for those who enjoy exploring small cities. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, water sports and outdoor activities.

Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, “Kaintucks,” settlers and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping.