Ridgeland is Mississippi's premier destination for cycling and not just because we're on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Multi-use walking and biking 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, walking and sports.

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Natchez Trace Century Ride 2023

This event draws over 900 cyclists to Ridgeland! With your choice of distances from 8, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles with mild to moderate elevation, it is a great ride to find your stride. There will be “energizer” stops, food and hands-on fun every 10-15 miles.

Spotlight: The Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail

Discover the 10-mile paved path that runs through historic Choctaw homelands. Today, trail users can enjoy the recreational opportunities and the trees, wildflowers, and wildlife of this protected green space. 

There are eight ways to access the trail in Ridgeland from milepost 95.8 to the Reservoir Overlook at milepost 105.6 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Ride on!


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.

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The Hometown Hosts’ Guide: Holidays in Ridgeland

Mississippi hospitality shines brightly during the holiday season as family and friends from near and far gather to celebrate. Whether you’re hosting a crowd, home for the holidays, or visiting for the first time, check out our guide to gathering in Ridgeland. FESTIVE FINDS Specialty Shops Hand soap for the guest bath? Check. Punny cocktail …

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Happy Halloweens Happen in Ridgeland

Make your plans to get in the spooky spirit at these fearfully fun events. No tricks, all treats! Specialty pumpkins and gourds arrive at Martinson’s Garden Works PLANTS, PUMPKINS & PINOT Friday, October 20th  Martinson’s Garden Works 650 US Highway 51, Ridgeland 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Join the team at Martinson’s for a laid-back evening …

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Fall Into Ridgeland

Welcome fall, welcome all! As the weather cools down, plans are heating up for a new season full of outdoor fun. SEE YOU THERE Carve out a weekend to enjoy a one-of-a-kind event. Euro Fest European Automobile & Motorcycle Show, Renaissance at Colony Park Sanderson Farms Championship The Sanderson Farms Championship PGA tournament returns to …

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Falling Leaves and in Love in Ridgeland

Whether you are cheering on the home team or getting back into the rhythm of the school year, autumn brings full calendars and bustles with the falling leaves. When it’s time to re-tune the tone of your days to focus on quality time with your better half, Ridgeland, Mississippi, quite simply has it all. From a …

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Rev Up for the 2023 Renaissance Euro Fest

16th Annual Euro Fest Returns to Ridgeland October 13-14, 2023 The 16th Annual Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Automobile & Motorcycle Show returns to Ridgeland, Mississippi on October 13-14, 2023! “Euro Fest” is an all-European automobile and motorcycle show held at Renaissance at Colony Park, an upscale, open-air shopping destination in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Over the …

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Why Ridgeland, Mississippi, is a perfect shopping getaway

Looking for a shopaholic’s paradise? Look no further than Ridgeland! This charming Central Mississippi city has blossomed into the ultimate shopping destination, boasting a delightful array of boutiques, galleries and shopping centers along the Ridgeland Retail Trail. Grab your credit card and get ready to indulge in retail therapy at its finest!   Bill Waller …

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