Blues, Cypress, and History in Mississippi

Mississippi is a land of wandering waterways, catfish dinners, and the front-porch strumming. It is a forested land riddled with water and shares its name with the massive waterway that defines the state’s western border. To audiophiles, it is the home of blues. To foodies, it is the major source of catfish. And to road trippers, it is the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace Scenic Parkway.

Things To See In Mississippi

Make your own satanic pact at the Clarksdale crossroads
Pick your own pecans
Leave a penny in the Mount Locust Inn cemetery
Catch some blues at Ground Zero
See the start of the Natchez Trace
Camp outside the Rocky Springs Ghost Town
Discover history on the Emerald Mound
Hike along the Cypress Swamp

Visiting Parks In Mississippi

Mississippi is a land of dense forests cut and fed by winding waterways. While the Mississippi River may be the first waterway to come to mind, the many waterways throughout the state make it an ideal destination for birdwatching, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.

Hiking In Mississippi

Mississippi’s lush forests are a product of this very wet environment. The state’s insects are a similar product. When hiking in Mississippi, it certainly is valuable to remember rain gear, bug spray, and a spare pair of shoes and socks.

Camping In Mississippi

Our experience of camping in Mississippi has been limited to winter excursions. As such, the relative warmth of this souther state has been a welcome change. In warmer months, the heat and humidity may make most forms of camping quite uncomfortable. Let’s just say: swamp coolers aren’t going to cut it.

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Mississippi is an amazing state but, you know what? We have not had nearly enough time to explore it! Do you have some favorite parks, trails, campsites, roads, or oddities in Mississippi? Tell us all about it!

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Lexi lives in a truck camper down by the river.