Spend Three Days In Three Ancient Forests On This Weekend Road Trip In Mississippi
By Daniella DiRienzo|Published June 01, 2022
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for more than 30 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as the Mississippi-based Parents & Kids Magazine. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
We’ve got a tree-mendous idea for your next in-state adventure: exploring the ancient forests of Mississippi! There are actually a couple of old-growth forests and historically significant trees in Mississippi – all of which offer a unique peek into the past. See for yourself by heading out on the route we’ve mapped out. It leads to three different tree-centric sites and even includes lodging that keeps with the road trip theme.
So, did you know about these ancient forests in Mississippi? Ever visited any of them? Did we miss your favorite old-growth forest in Mississippi? Let us know.
These might be some of the oldest trees in Mississippi, but they’re not the state’s only towering wonders. True to its name, the Cypress Swamp Loop Trail winds right through a cypress swamp. It’s the best boardwalk trail in Mississippi, and at under one-half mile, it’s doable for hikers of all skill levels.
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