Ridgeland: Where Charm Meets Adventure

Ridgeland: Where Charm Meets Adventure

Just north of Mississippi’s capital, Ridgeland sits along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, offering travelers a myriad of opportunities to pursue their passions. Boasting small-town charm coupled with big-city amenities and luxury, Ridgeland caters to outdoor enthusiasts, food aficionados, and retail connoisseurs alike.

Renowned as the ultimate destination for cyclists in the state, Ridgeland holds the distinction of being one of only two communities with at least a bronze rating from the League of American Cyclists. From the Chisa Foka Multi-Use Trail to Ridgeland Trails and the Magnolia Ridge and BMX Park, the city offers a plethora of options for cyclists of all skill levels.

After conquering Ridgeland’s trails, visitors can transition to aquatic adventures at Barnett Reservoir, affectionately known as “The Rez” by locals. With over 33,000 acres of water, The Rez provides opportunities for boating, water-skiing, fishing, kayaking, and more, amidst picturesque shorelines perfect for family picnics and bird watching.

Art and culture also thrive in Ridgeland, as evident at the Bill Waller Craft Center along Natchez Trace Parkway, showcasing works from over 400 Mississippi and Southern artisans. The galleries boasts beauties handmade from all sorts of disciplines, from glass and jewelry to quilts and wood-turned goods. Visitors can also explore contemporary art at Fischer Galleries and Jackson Street Gallery or indulge in automotive artistry at the annual Euro Fest. 

Foodies rejoice in Ridgeland’s culinary scene, offering a diverse array of dining options ranging from American and Latin to Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. Whether dining at Ely’s, CAET, and Amerigo, Ridgeland ensures every craving is satiated.

For those seeking rest, relaxation, and retail therapy, Ridgeland stands as Mississippi’s premier shopping destination. From the Old World-style Renaissance at Colony Park to independently owned boutiques and luxury spas like Drench Day Spa and Aqua the Day Spa, Ridgeland caters to every taste and preference.

Ready to uncover all that Ridgeland has to offer? Visit www.exploreridgeland.com to learn more.