Falling For Ridgeland, Mississippi

By: TLP's Partners

Ridgeland charms when the leaves turn color and the fresh air gives its first indication of breezy autumn’s arrival. Just north of the capital city in central Mississippi, this boutique town brims with those passionate for quality time in a beautiful setting. Whether that quality is wellness and outdoor activity, dining experiences, gift store treasures, or events, adventure can be found waiting around each welcoming corner.

Chisha Foka
Chisha Foka Trail

Located along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, Ridgeland is home to several points of interest attributed to the national scenic byway. The Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail is a 10-mile paved path that runs through historic Choctaw lands. Today, trail users can enjoy the recreational opportunities and the trees, wildflowers, and wildlife of this protected greenspace. Try Ridgeland’s new bikeshare program powered by Koloni Fleets, or walk, jog, or bring a four-legged friend along. Bikes for rent are conveniently located near an entrance to the trail near The Bike Crossing. Hop off the trail to explore Old Trace Park and stop to take in the views of the Reservoir Overlook at the trail’s north terminus.

Fischer Galleries
Fischer Galleries

Romancing in Ridgeland

Upgrade date night to a relaxing weekend away filled with patio views and ambiance. Upon arrival, embark on an art-focused itinerary at the Bill Waller Craft Center. Home to the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, the structure provides a place for local artists to create via classes and demonstrations. Purchase a souvenir from the onsite gallery where you can choose from goods crafted of glass, wood, woven materials, and more. Continue to Fischer Galleries on Jackson Street to admire the contemporary fine art works by local, regional, and emerging artists.

Consider Anjou for patio views of the Township with top notch wine and dessert lists, or Ely’s for a specialty cocktail and delicious, perfectly prepared steak. Cozy up by the fire on the outdoor patio at the Township at Colony Park’s AC Hotel or TownePlace Suites.

Save the Date for Euro Fest

The 16th annual Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Automobile & Motorcycle show returns to Ridgeland Saturday, October 14, 2023. The festival, held at upscale, open-air Renaissance at Colony Park, displays over 200 vehicles to aficionados and spectators. More than 125 vehicles, each over 25 years old, line the storefront roads to be judged, while the newer vehicles are displayed in sectioned corrals at the nearby Renaissance green space. This free event is one of a kind and features live music, food and European beer vendors, and fun for the whole family. This is a busy weekend in Ridgeland – make your hotel and restaurant reservations early!

Euro Fest

Head to for a complete list of upcoming events and to explore Ridgeland’s 150+ restaurants, conveniently located hotels, and miles of retail and outdoor trails. Plan your fall road trip today!

On the Road

Road Trip: Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile route running through three states—Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi—connecting Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi.

On the Road

A Meal-by-Meal Guide to JXN, MS

Travel and eat safely in Mississippi while supporting these exceptional establishments offering both dine-in and take-out options.

Dining Out

10 New Mississippi Restaurants

From authentic Texas breakfasts to gourmet hot dogs, these Gulf Coast restaurants in Jackson Mississippi and beyond are sweeping the state.

trending content

More From Partnered

Leave a Reply

Be the first to comment.