Here’s The Ultimate Bucket List For Mississippians Who Are Obsessed With Nature
Can’t get enough of Mother Nature and all of her amazing creations? Well, you’re in luck. Here in the Magnolia State, we’ve got lots of places where you can experience the great outdoors. From parks and trails to wildlife-related fun, the opportunities are virtually endless. Read on for a few of our favorite places for outdoor recreation in Mississippi.
So, have you been to all of the amazing places mentioned above? Did you learn about some new spots? Have a place to add to this list? Tell us in the comments section.
Want more outdoor fun? Then be sure to check out the Mississippi Paddling Trail at Sky Lake.
Outdoor recreation in Mississippi
Where is a good place to go tubing in Mississippi?
One of the most popular places in the Magnolia state to go tubing is at a place called Bogue Chitto. It is actually a water park in McComb (the full name of the place is the Bogue Chitto Water Park and Campground), and the tubing here is outrageously fun! In addition to tubing, the 230-acre property also has great hiking trails running through it.
I’m looking for a good hiking trail in Mississippi.
People might not often think of Mississippi when thinking of hiking trails, but there actually some really amazing ones dotted all over the state. One of the most popular is The Nature’s Way Trail. It is located in the Davis Bayou Area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore about a 20-minute drive east of Biloxi. In addition to this trail, you’ll find several others trail which traverse over beautiful salt marshes and forested areas. And because it is along the National Seashore, you can easily drive under a mile from here to walk the beaches.
Can you name a kid-friendly hike?
There are some really great kid-friendly hikes throughout Mississippi. For example, if you’re near Coldwater, you might head on over to the Swinging Bridge Nature Trail. The trail is only a mile long so the kids won’t get tired out too quickly, and along the way you can make it a field trip away from school by having them identify some of the native plants and wildlife!
Where is J.P. Coleman State Park?
J.P Coleman State Park is in the very northeastern part of Mississippi about an hour and 15 minutes from Tupelo. It is a very beautiful park overlooking the Tennessee River, and camping and hiking are among the most popular activities to do here. But the park is also a great place for viewing wildlife, sailing, fishing, bird watching, swimming, and waterskiing, so you definitely have a lot of options here for a day trip or longer vacation stay.