Hike At Buddy Butts Park Loop, Then Stop At Fenian’s Pub For A World Famous Shepherd's Pie In Jackson, Mississippi
Grab your gear and let’s get ready for fun. First, we’re taking a walk through the woods, and then we’re off for a shepherd’s pie and maybe (probably) a pint. Plus there are desserts for the lads and lasses and good times for all. There’s only so much time in a day so let’s leg it!
The first stop is Buddy Butts Park Loop in Jackson, Mississippi. The name of this park may tempt the young ones to crack some silly jokes. It’s encouraged. This article endorses attempts at humor.
You might be curious about the land you’re walking on. This is a park with some history, so let’s start with some interesting tidbits.
The Mississippi River Basin Model Waterways Experiment Station (Long Name!) covers 200 acres of the park and was a model used to predict and plan for floods. Construction began in 1943 and operated through 1973. It helped the region save many millions of dollars from potential damage.
Much of the model was built by German and Italian POWS during WWII. As you wander around you’ll likely find the remnants of this Mississippi Landmark. Pretty remarkable.
This two-hour hike is fun for many reasons beyond its important past.
While it’s right off the road and only moderately challenging, you will pass through various landscapes.
Many consider these trails part of an overlooked gem.
Buddy Butts Park is popular for joggers, runners, and walkers.
Be sure to move and explore. You'll rest and reward the efforts soon enough.
Now that we’ve moved our bones, let’s take the 20-minute drive into the city!
Jackson, Mississippi, USA skyline over the Capitol Building.
Fenian’s Pub has the treasure we seek.
This is the real deal. Shepherd’s pie is the ultimate comfort food, and it doesn’t get better than this.
It’s heaven in the form of lamb stew pie with a creamy mashed potato crust. You can choose to upgrade to the Irish cheddar crust, and you should you inspired hiker!
The dessert menu is perfect.
There are daily specials to ask about too.
Of course, there are plenty of drink choices.
They all pair well with shepherd’s pie!
If you are curious about the Mississippi River Basin Model, this website is great.
Your clan will be glad you made good use of the daylight. Let us know when you indulge and how much fun you had.
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Buddy Butts Park, 6180 McRaven Rd, Jackson, MS 39209, USA
Fenian's Pub, 901 E Fortification St, Jackson, MS 39202, USA