When the open road beckons and the urge to explore stirs, there’s no better route to explore than the Natchez Trace Parkway … and there’s no better rest stop along the Trace than Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Home to more than 150 restaurants, exceptional shopping, historic Parkway stops, the 33,000-acre Barnett Reservoir and its abundance of outdoor activities, Ridgeland offers unforgettable experiences for the young and young at heart.
Take in stunning views, get some fresh air and maybe learn a history lesson or two as you roam one of the most scenic and historic routes in America in the vibrant small city of Ridgeland.
Ridgeland is a music lovers ideal destination, with a plethora of live music venues to choose from during your stay. Most of these music venues include incredible food, like Mississippi bar-b-que!
Facts & Information
Ridgeland, MS is located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Other great riding roads include HWY 501 and 481 through Bienville National Forest. Roads in this region are generally open and gently curving, perfect for an afternoon cruise.
Recommended Lodging: Hyatt Place Jackson Ridgeland
The Hyatt Place is located 11 miles from Mississippi Coliseum. This hotel is motorcycle friendly, and will allow motorcycles to park under the front awning. Breakfast is included with your stay.
Best Time to Travel
Ridgeland, MS is a great destination to explore any time of year. If you want to beat the Mississippi heat, aim for spring or fall trips.