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Ridgeland, MS, is tucked away along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, just north of Jackson. With plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures, shopping and fine dining, there is no shortage of fun to be had in this quaint Southern town. Take a virtual tour of this beautiful and exciting place, starting with the video below.

Take a Virtual Tour of Ridgeland, MS

The Retail Trail

Ridgeland offers Mississippi’s best shopping, especially with its open-air settings. The Ridgeland Retail Trail is not just a single route, but rather an opportunity to explore all the locally-owned establishments that have made Ridgeland a shopping mecca for both locals and visitors. The Retail Trail winds throughout the city, encompassing seven shopping districts.

The Retail Trail in Ridgeland, MS

Spend an entire day shopping the seven districts of Ridgeland’s Retail Trail.

Take a Bike Ride

Ridgeland is Mississippi’s cycling oasis, where you can make memories for a lifetime on two wheels! Named a “Bike Friendly Community” by the League of American Cyclists, Ridgeland’s the place to be for a weekend of outdoor fun. The miles of trails feature the Natchez Trace Parkway skirting along the shores of the Barnett Reservoir. Multi-use walking and biking trails, BMX tracks and cycling events also roll into the bike-friendly culture. But the fun isn’t just for those on two wheels. There are also plenty of parks for jogging, walking and sports.

Bikers on Natchez Trace Parkway

Explore the Natchez Trace Parkway and Barnett Reservoir as you take the whole family out for a bike ride.


Brunch with the girls. A dinner to remember. Or a business lunch. No matter what you’re craving, Ridgeland is a destination for dining well with over 150 restaurants. So come hungry. And if the weather’s nice, sit at one of the many patios, porches or decks. Looking for some live music while you dine? Ridgeland has you covered there, too.

Women out to dinner in Ridgeland, MS

With over 150 restaurants, it’s no wonder Ridgeland is a fantastic dining destination.

The Barnett Reservoir

115 Madison Landing Circle, Ridgeland, MS 39157 • (601) 856-6574

Ridgeland is a waterfront town on the sparkling shores of “The Rez” (that’s what locals call the Barnett Reservoir — all 33,000 acres of it). This makes Ridgeland a prime destination for endless hours of boating, sailing, fishing, paddling, water sports, camping, picnicking and bird watching.

People kayaking on the Barnett Reservoir

Looking to have some fun in the sun? The Barnett Reservoir offers kayaking, fishing, sailing and more.

Images courtesy of the Ridgeland Tourism Commission.


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