The Dan Overly Boardwalk in Ridgeland connects the Mississippi Craft Center and the Natchez Trace Parkway. Named in honor of the Craftsmen’s Guild’s first executive director, the boardwalk provides enhanced access to the cultural, historical and recreational assets of the Natchez Trace/Reservoir area. craftsmensguildofms.org
Our shining city on the Natchez Trace offers discerning travelers an unexpected melding of nature and style. Outdoor adventure and upscale architecture. Historic trails and modern design. In fact, Ridgeland was designed to make the most of Mississippi’s beautiful weather, bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out.
Take a look at our Natchez Trace to Ridgeland itinerary here.)
From open air shopping to serious cycling, sailboats to spas, patio dining and custom cocktails to the Mississippi Craft Center, we’ve got everything under the sun. All that gives you the luxury to explore…Inside + Out.
Ridgeland is proud to offer outstanding service and hospitality to its visitors. Ways to paint the town are endless with miles of unique shopping, delightful dinging, and incredible accommodations.
The Mississippi Crafts Center features works of over 150 artisans, who are members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. The multi-million dollar center features artisan works, a blacksmith shop, a woodworkers shop, meeting space, outdoor demonstrations and exhibits.
The city is full of excitement during their many annual events such as the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, which provides art enthusiasts the opportunity to view and purchase artwork from the nation’s premier artists. Throughout the year, there are other fantastic events such as Sante South Wine Festival, Kidfest Ridgeland, and the Natchez Trace Century Ride.
The north shore banks of the Ross Barnett Reservoir wind along the Natchez Trace Parkway and greet visitors with natural beauty and outstanding recreational opportunities.
Be sure to visit the Ridgeland Visitor Center located in the Renaissance at Colony Park, a vibrant venue for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Ridgeland Tourism Commission
Milepost 102.4 – Parkway Information Cabin. Visitors can also exit the Parkway here to visit the Craft Center.
Great Harvest Bread Co. Trace Station 5006 Parkway Drive (601) 956-4406 Mon-Fri: 7 am – 6 pm Saturday: 7 am – 5 pm Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Bread & Desserts www.greatharvestjacksonms.com
Hungry Howie’s Pizza Trace Trail II 7157 Old Canton Road, Suite 2A 601-898-5008 Mon-Thurs: 11 am – 11 pm Fri & Sat: 11 am – 12 am Sun: 11 am – 11 pm Pizza, Breadsticks www.hungryhowies.com
Sweet Tree Yogurt 772 Lake Harbour, Suite 5 601-707-5491 Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 am – 9:00 pm Friday & Saturday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm Sunday: Closed Frozen Yogurt & Sorbets Website: http://www.sweettreeyogurt.com/
Millie D’s Frozen Yogurt 140 Township Ave, Suite 1112 Phone: 601-898-3711 Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am – 9 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am – 11 pm Sunday 12:30 pm – 9 pm Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream Treats
Sonic Drive In of Hwy 51 316 Highway 51 North 601-898-9909 Sun-Thurs: 9 am – 11 pm Fri-Sat: 9 am – 1 am Fast Food, Shakes, Burgers, Tater Tots, Coneys http://www.sonicdrivein.com/
Sonic of Ridgeland 1900 East County Line Road 601-957-0850 Sun-Thurs: 9 am – 11 pm Fri-Sat: 9 am – 12 am Fast Food, Drive In, Shakes, Burgers, Tater Tots, Coneys www.sonicdrivein.com
Popeye’s 1070 East County Line Road 601-957-3007 Sun-Sat: 6 am -11 pm Fast Food, Fried Chicken, Biscuits http://www.popeyes.com/
Papa John’s Pizza School Street Crossing 398 Highway 51 North, Suite N 601-853-1951 Mon-Thurs: 11 am – 12 am Fri-Sat: 11 am – 1 am Sun: 11 am – 10 pm Fast Food, Pizza, Bread Sticks http://www.papajohns.com/
McDonald’s 349 Highway 51 North 601-853-0624 Mon-Sun: 6 am – 11 pm Fast Food, Burgers, Fries http://www.mcdonalds.com/
Krystal 2010 E. County Line Rd. 601-957-2041 Sun-Sat: 24 Hours Fast Food, Burgers, Fries http://www.krystal.com/
Kentucky Fried Chicken 721 Rice Road 601-898-0880 Sun-Sat: 10 am – 10 pm Fast Food, Chicken http://www.kentuckyfriedchicken.com/
Domino’s Pizza 102 Pine Knoll Drive 601-956-2011 Sun-Thurs: 11 am – 1 am Fri-Sat: 11 am – 2 am Fast Food, Pizza, Bread Sticks http://www.dominos.com/
Dairy Queen 6952 Old Canton Road 601-206-9259 Sun-Thurs: 6 am – 10 pm Fri-Sat: 6 am – 11 pm Fast Food, Ice Cream & Treats, Burgers, Chicken Baskets http://www.dairyqueen.net/
Burger King 780 Lake Harbor Drive 601-605-4175 Mon-Fri: 6 am – 11 pm Weekends: 6 am -1 am Fast Food, Burgers http://www.bk.com/
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream 1910 East County Line Road 601-957-3444 Mon-Thurs: 11 am – 10 pm Fri – Sat: 11 am – 10 pm Sun: 12 pm – 10 pm Ice Cream, Shakes, Cakes http://www.baskinrobbins.com/
Arby’s 804 Lake Harbour Drive 601-856-9525 Mon-Sat: 10 am – 9 pm Sun: 12 pm – 6 pm Fast Food, Roast Beef http://www.arbys.com/