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Old Trace Park

Old Trace Park

Ridgeland MS is home to two dog parks at Old Trace Park and Lakeshore Park along the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Both are open from sunrise to sunset and included with the cost of admission. Get more info.

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1. Disc Golf Course

Disc golf lovers will love the 18-hole course with a single tee location. Its proximity to Ross Barnett Reservoir makes it the perfect place to tee off while enjoying the lake view!

If biking is more your speed, you’ll be pleased to know that Ridgeland is a Bike Friendly Community and boasts a number of paved trails. The walking/biking path along Post Road runs through gated communities and makes a connection to the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail.

Friendship Park is a multi-purpose neighborhood park facility located on McClellan Drive. It features seven lighted adult regulation softball fields, four lighted youth regulation soccer fields, a playground, 14 batting cages, two concession/restroom buildings, and a maintenance facility. Pavilion rental is available.

2. Dog Park

For dog owners looking to let their pets stretch their paws, the Old Trace Park Ridgeland MS features a large off-leash dog park. It features separate areas for large and small dogs and plenty of seating. Other amenities include a sports field and playgrounds for kids. There are also several trails for walking your pup around the park.

For a longer hike with your furry friend, the Ridgeland Natchez Trace Multi-Use Trail is a scenic route paralleling the paved Natchez Trace Parkway. It begins on the southwestern edge of the Ross Barnett Reservoir and dives into woodlands as it approaches Highway 51.

Ridgeland is a perfect blend of nature and style with its outdoor adventure, historic trails, and upscale shopping. Stay at a pet-friendly hotel like Hyatt Place, which is within walking distance of Renaissance at Colony Park with lots of dining and shopping options. Shop Orvis for high-end dog products or visit Diva Dog to spoil your pet with an oatmeal bath and homemade treats. Discover More about Pearl, MS here.

3. Picnic Area

There are plenty of lakeside spots and a huge pavilion at Old Trace Park where you can enjoy a leisurely picnic. The park also hosts events like the annual Pepsi Pops concert by the local symphony orchestra.

You can stretch your legs by taking a paved multi-use path alongside the water or even do a long hike here if you wish. There are a few short trails to choose from, one of which is the Woodlake Area and Bridge, a 1.6-mile loop that crosses a causeway over the Reservoir. Another great route is to start at the Spillway Overlook Park and follow the paved multi-use path alongside Lakeshore Dr for about a mile, then take a left on Dyke Rd right along the water for 2 miles to the pier at Breakers Ln (milepost 105.6 on the Natchez Trace).

This is an excellent spot to rent boats for a day out on Ross Barnett Reservoir. Boat rentals range from a basic pontoon to a luxury schooner. You can even book a fishing trip with Brad Chappell Fish Guide who provides all the gear and bait.

4. Trails

The paved trails of Old Trace Park are perfect for a scenic run or walk. The paved path along Post Road is a beautiful, quiet trail that passes through gated communities and connects to the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

The wooded running trails at Bobby Cleveland and Pelahatchie Shore parks offer 1 mile of water views and are surrounded by beautiful shade trees. Combine these with a walk around the two small, pleasant waterfront parks and the multi-use trail alongside Lakeshore Drive for a great run or stroll!

The Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail is a 10-mile paved trail that takes you through historic Choctaw homelands. The area was home to the Choctaw Nation for thousands of years before European Americans arrived. A hike or walk on the trails here offers a chance to connect with history and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area. The Natchez Trace Parkway is 444 miles long and traverses some of the most beautiful landscapes in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. It is a place to explore history, see waterfalls, and find scenic views of rolling pasture lands framed by weathered rail fences. Definitely worth checking out!



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