11 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take In Mississippi
It’s almost fall, y’all! And between the cooler temperatures and seasonal activities, there’s so much fun to be had in the upcoming months. From a fall foliage-inspired road trip to charming small town festivals, here are 11 of our favorite fall day trips to take in Mississippi.
1. Search for hidden treasures at one of the best flea markets in the South.
Take advantage of the cooler weather
one of the best sales in Mississippi with a visit to the Canton Flea Market. Held only for one day twice a year (May and October), the much-anticipated sale attracts more than 1,000 vendors from across the nation. The epic sale, which has been going on since the 1960s, has even been named one of the "top 20 events in the Southeast." Click
for more information.
2. Take a dreamy fall foliage road trip through Mississippi.
Mississippi is beautiful year-round, but there’s no denying the vibrant colors of fall make it even better. As the leaves begin to change this year, which is usually in late October – early November, be sure to fit in this road trip. Though it’d take longer than one day to complete the 811-mile journey, you can easily shorten the route to suit your needs. Click
to learn more.
3. Take a scenic drive along the famous Natchez Trace Parkway.
A combination of natural beauty and history, visiting this 444-mile Parkway is an experience like no other, especially when it’s lined with the beautiful colors of fall. Spanning three states, there is no shortage of interesting sites. The Mississippi portion alone is filled with everything from a ghost town to the famous Windsor Ruins. And since the Parkway stretches practically from one end of the state to the other, accessing it should be pretty easy, regardless of where you’re traveling from. Click
for more information on some of the most popular stops along the parkway.
4. Spend the day on a farm.
Every fall, Lazy U Farm comes to life with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, and corn maze perfect for people of all ages. Visit Lazy U Farm at 5572 Elon Road in Macon.
5. Check out a town that’s at its peak in the fall.
A city already known for its charm, Oxford gets even better in the fall. According to Travel and Leisure, it’s one of "America’s best towns for fall colors," making it the perfect place for an autumn day trip. The leaves begin to turn rather late in the season in Oxford, usually around the end of October, so there’s plenty of time to plan the perfect itinerary. Click
for some ideas on how to spend your time in Oxford.
6. Explore one of the best state parks in Mississippi.
Named Mississippi’s "ultimate outdoor attraction," Tishomingo State Park is the perfect destination for a day trip. The park encompasses hundreds of acres and offers all sorts of outdoor activities, including hiking, canoeing, fishing, and rock climbing. Extend you day of fun into an overnight adventure by booking a stay at the park’s cabins, which have been named some of the most unique in the country.
7. Get lost in a corn maze.
Head to Seward Farms in Lucedale, and you’ll have the chance to navigate your way through the twists and turns that make up an 8-acre corn maze. If you’re looking for a real scare, check out the farm’s Field of Fright. With spooky surprises waiting at every corner, the maze is not for the faint of heart. Visit Seward Farms at 10836 Tanner Williams Road in Lucedale.
8. Search for the best pumpkin.
With no admission fee, Country Pumpkins is the perfect place for some affordable family fun. After choosing from the extensive selection of pumpkins and gourds, you can visit the corn maze, take a hay ride around the farm, grab a bite from the concession stand, or simply take in the gorgeous rural surroundings. Visit Country Pumpkins at 860 Spruill Road in Caledonia.
9. Spend the day at a charming small town festival.
Held at Fulmer’s Farmstead in Richton at the end of every September, the annual
is as charming as they come. The 3-day long affair features more than 250 craft vendors and a variety of family events, including demonstrations, the mule pull, fiddling contest, "purtiest" rooster contest, live music, and the "South’s finest foods." Visit Fulmer’s at 510 Wingate Road in Richton.
for additional fall festivals held throughout Mississippi.
10. Attend an Octoberfest celebration.
Officially kick off the season with
. Always held the 2nd weekend of October, this popular fall festival attracts over 15,000 attendees and features hundreds of vendors, two music stages, a children’s area, plenty of food, and a BBQ contest.
11. Take a one-of-a-kind peek into the past in Natchez.
Held twice a year (in the spring and fall), the
is your chance to step inside some of the city’s most impressive antebellum homes, many of which aren’t open to the public any other time of the year. Tours are given by costumed guides, who are either family friends or descendants of the original owners, and the homes are filled with furnishings from yesteryear, making for an unforgettable experience. Aside from touring homes, you’ll also find musical entertainment, dancing, the Historic Natchez Pageant, and more.
So, what are your favorite fall activities in Mississippi? Tell us in the comments section!
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