Sometimes in life, you just need to get away from it all. And where better to do that than in one of the many beautiful and, more importantly, relaxing small towns that fill the state? So, the next time you’re searching for some peace and quiet, visit one of these tranquil towns.
1. Holly Springs
Often referred to as “Mississippi’s best kept secret,” Holly Springs is loaded with history, tradition, and plenty serene sites, including the Holly Springs National Forest, Chewalla Lake, and the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center.
2. Blue Mountain
Home to less than 1,000 residents, Blue Mountain is a peacefully quiet, slow-paced town, with one (welcomed) exception. During the holiday season, Blue Mountain is the site of “Christmas in Cotton Plant,” the unbelievable display includes over 300,000 lights and hundreds of inflatables.
In a town with a population of less than 500, peace and quiet is a given; however, you’d probably be surprised to learn this picturesque small town also boasts an impressive music and art scene as well as the renowned catfish restaurant, Taylor Grocery.
Although located just nine miles from Jackson, Pocahontas is so tranquil you’ll feel as if you’re a million miles away. When visiting the small community, take a peaceful stroll through Pocahontas’ roadside park, which includes an ancient Indian mound that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
5. Church Hill
Now an unincorporated community, Church Hill is located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, resulting in peace and quiet in a relaxing riverfront setting.
This former railroad town is now home to approximately 7,100 residents. Offering access to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Amory is the perfect place to unwind with a fishing pole in hand. The area of the waterway in Amory is said to be great for crappie fishing.
Now classified as a community, Causeyville includes a historic district that will take you back to a much simpler time. The district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes the Causeyville General Store. Still operating on a limited basis, the store was originally opened in the late 1800s. Located next to the store is a grist mill which has been converted into a shop/museum.
Also known as Tunica Resorts, Robinsonville is a small community with a huge past. Head to the quiet town and, aside from a tranquil setting, you’ll find the Hollywood Café, which is where musical legend Muriel Watkins used to play the piano on a regular basis. The famous musician and the café were mentioned in the song, “Walking In Memphis.”
Home to about 4,000 residents, Newton is a small town where peace and quiet are the norm. And if it's seclusion you’re looking for, Newton has that too. The Bienville National Forest is located less than an hour away, and offers everything from hiking to camping.
Located halfway between Vicksburg and Meridian, Pelahatchie is home to less than 1,500 residents. The small town is also home to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. The park, which is centered around a 95-acre lake, includes cabins, primitive camping, and RV sites, which means you can turn your visit into a relaxing overnight getaway.
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