Trails, Parks and Cycling

Let's Get Some Fresh Air

Ridgeland is Mississippi's premier destination for cycling. And not just because we're on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Multi-use trails, BMX tracks and cycling events roll into our bike-friendly culture. But the fun isn't just for those on two wheels. We've got plenty of parks for jogging, hiking, and sports.

Pedal to the Metal

Ride for miles on the winding Natchez Trace, right along the water's edge, and you'll see why Ridgeland is a biker's paradise.

Pedal to the Metal

Ridgeland Cycling Trails

Self-Guided Bike Tour

Bike Rental & Sporting Outfitters

Parks and Fields

Ridgeland is home to several parks and fields for cookouts, camping, hiking, jogging, team sports & more. Come on out and play.

Natchez Trace Parkway

Outdoor sports and recreational opportunities abound in Ridgeland with its convenient location on the Natchez Trace Parkway National Park, and along the north shore banks of the Reservoir.

Outdoor Attractions

BOOK YOUR HOTEL

Outdoor Events

Outdoor Events

september

05sep11:30 am11:30 amWeeknight 'Cross & MTB Short Track Racing SeriesEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

12sep11:30 am11:30 amWeeknight 'Cross & MTB Short Track Racing SeriesEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

19sep11:30 am11:30 amWeeknight 'Cross & MTB Short Track Racing SeriesEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

26sep11:30 am11:30 amWeeknight 'Cross & MTB Short Track Racing SeriesEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

28sep2:00 am7:00 amBike Your Park DayEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

october

19oct(oct 19)3:00 am20(oct 20)5:00 pmFat Tire Festival & McGee LungbusterEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

26oct3:30 am3:30 amSpooky 'Cross Cyclocross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

26oct8:00 am2:00 pmRide for Methodist RehabEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling,Kids and Family,Outdoor

27oct3:30 am3:30 amSpooky 'Cross Cyclocross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

november

23nov3:00 am3:00 amRidgeland Cyclocross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

24nov3:00 am3:00 amRidgeland Cyclocross FestivalEvent Type :Trails, Parks & Cycling

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sweeetest chefs of the south

Sweetest Chefs of the South Event on September 9, 2019

Join Eat Y’all for the South’s sweetest event of the year on Monday, September 9, 2019 at The Lake House on the shores of the beautiful Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland. The 5th Annual Sweetest Chefs of the South event spotlights the A-list pastry chefs in the South with amazing dessert tasting along with savory food …

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The Perfect Morning (or Afternoon) in Ridgeland

The Perfect Morning (or Afternoon) in Ridgeland Got half a day to spend in Ridgeland? Well, whether it’s in the morning, afternoon or night, there’s definitely a few things you need to see and do in our shining city along the Natchez Trace Parkway! Be sure to stop by the Ridgeland Visitor Center to get …

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Weekend with the Bride

Weekend with the Bride Now that Prince Charming has asked for your hand in marriage, let the wedding planning begin! Ridgeland is the perfect place to find the wedding dress of your dreams, outfit your wedding party, and register for wedding gifts – not to mention booking a venue. No need to stress – gather …

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Artistic Weekend Escape

Artistic Weekend Escape Craving a little more creativity in your life? Ready to escape the ordinary and explore your inner artist? Or perhaps you’d just like a quick refresher course in the art of enjoyment. An Artistic Weekend Escape in Ridgeland is the beautifully simple, simply beautiful solution. Where to Stay For your weekend escape, …

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Food, Wine, and Romance

Food, Wine, and Romance You’re a new couple ready to take your first trip together. Or perhaps you’ve been together for a while, and now you’re ready to recharge the romance. Or maybe you are simply a lover of all the finer things in life. Food, wine, romance against a landscape of serene natural beauty: …

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MS Tax Free Weekend

Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday on July 26-27, 2019

It’s the annual Sales Tax Holiday in Mississippi on July 26-27, 2019. From 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 26 to 12:00 midnight on Saturday, July 27 you can shop for items such as school supplies, clothing, and footwear and pay no retail sales tax. The Sales Tax Holiday is for items costing less than $100 …

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