The 20th state.
Motto: By valor and arms
Bird: Northern mockingbird
Better when you get it from the source
What is it that entices people to the sea? Poet John Masefield wrote, “I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.” Millions of visitors are drawn to the islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico for the white sandy beaches, the aquamarine waters, a boat ride, a camping spot, a tour of an old fort, or a place to fish.
Take an unforgettable journey back in time...36 million years to an ancient log jam deposited by a river from halfway across our young continent. The Mississippi Petrified Forest is a place of beauty and fascination. It almost seems to cast a soothing spell. At times there will be a sweet scent of wildflowers and honeysuckle vines, or the more pungent fragrance of the pine and cedar. Birds sing a musical interlude. More than a collection of old stone logs, this place is truly a living, ever-changing wonder, placed as a rare jewel for a man to ponder and enjoy.
An unexpected find, Red Bluff, more commonly known as the “Little Grand Canyon,” is a rapidly eroding canyon close to Foxworth, Mississippi. A hike through the canyon offers many lookout points to admire this unusual landscape. And in addition to the cliffs themselves, the stream that acts as the source of the canyon’s erosion is accessible. Following the stream takes you on a scenic walk through the forest, across a railroad, and ends at the nearby Pearl River. So after working up a sweat hiking through the bluffs, you can cool off by the water.
Noxubee Refuge has eleven boardwalks and trails available for public enjoyment and exploration. Refuge trails and boardwalks are open during daylight hours. Pets are allowed on the trails as long as they are on a leash or under close control (within 5 yards of the owner). This regulation is for the safety of your pet as well as the wildlife. Be aware alligators are present in Refuge waters.Some trails are within the hunting areas of the Refuge.
Discover the history of all the peoples of Natchez, Mississippi, from European settlement, African enslavement, the American cotton economy, to the Civil Rights struggle on the lower Mississippi River
Canton- Jackson Area
The Cypress Swamp Loop Trail is 4/10ths of a mile long. Over bridge and thru the swamp to a pond and back to the parking area. An easy trail that can be hiked in 20 minutes.
As anywhere on the parkway, dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash. Watch out for alligators - they, are not on a leash!
In the month of November, the tree canopy and water vegetation are bathed in interesting fall colors.
Part of Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge that allows fishing. The Sport fishing is permitted on all waters of Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Refuge from March 1 to October 31. The Noxubee River and the borrow pits along Highway 25, the Bluff Lake Spillway Pool, and the shore of Bluff Lake located between the Bluff Lake Boardwalk and the Visitor Center are open year-round to bank fishing.
Three counties (Noxubee, Oktibbeha, and Winston)
Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge was established on June 14, 1940 with the purpose of being a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. It is meant to conserve, manage, and restore the fish, wildlife, and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations.
ChandeleurIsland Brewing Company was started by Cammack Roberds and Cain Roberds from The University of Southern Mississippi. Their love of beer began in the 90’s, which eventually lead to homebrewing, and an endless pursuit of finding the best craft beers the World had to offer.
They chose the name “Chandeleur” in honor of one of their favorite places, the Chandeleur Islands off the coast of Mississippi. The uninhabited island chain is approximately 50 miles long and is home to some of the best redfish and speckled trout fishing on the planet.
In December of 2013, they purchased a historic building in downtown Gulfport and broke ground for what is now Chandeleur Brewing Company. Their vision is to handcraft some of the most excellent ales on the Gulf Coast using only the finest, freshest malted barley, hops, and local ingredients.
Natchez Brewing Company is located at 207 High Street, in historic downtown Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez is known as the oldest established city on the Mississippi River, and the hub of the steamboat era. We are proud of our city, proud of our mighty river, and proud to be brewing the first "Natchez" beer that will be for distribution.
Natchez has the Old South Winery, Charboneau Rum distillery, and now has a brewery with it's namesake. Our brews help share the story of the south.
Slowboat Brewing Company is a small, brewer owned and family operated micro located in The Free State of Jones, downtown Laurel, MS. Slowboat's main focus is small batch artisan styles, including Farmhouse, Wild, Belgian style, Barrel-aged, experimental ales, and an ever-evolving portfolio of popular American craft beer styles.
We operate our business on three basic principles:
Never sacrifice Quality for Quantity, Creativity for Comfort, or Passion for Profit. Slowboat is deeply committed to refining our craft, while holding true to thousands of years of brewing history and tradition. Our objective is not to produce large quantities of beer for the masses. We strive produce beers of spectacular quality that we can be proud to call our own.
We can't promise that you'll love our beer. We understand that everyone has different tastes. What we can promise is that we LOVE our beer. And we hope our passion for brewing shines through in every glass
Lazy Magnolia is Mississippi’s oldest packaging brewery, and the first one since prohibition was enacted in 1907. We’ve been offering locally brewed beer to Mississippians since March 2005. Since then, in addition to our home state, you can now find our delicious brews in your favorite bars, restaurants, and local retailers throughout the South and surrounding states, including: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. We’ll keep you in the loop as we expand into other markets. As long as you’re thirsty for us, we’re happy.
Yalobusha has converted to a brewpub under the new state laws and we have ceased distribution. We will be reopening in the near future at a brand new location. We will be announcing more details soon regarding our construction and opening of this location.
While we loved being in Water Valley, and the wonderful start it gave us, there simply isn’t enough volume of customers there to warrant keeping a location there: we closed the Water Valley location in December 2018.
Thanks so much for supporting Yalobusha Brewery! Our first 6 years were great, we learned a LOT and we are looking forward to seeing you at the brewpub!
A craft brewery in the Heart of the South, SoPro is creating excellent craft beer for the Southeast to call its own.
Southern Prohibition…It’s a brewery. A brewery created by people devoted to achieving excellence through process and tradition, while always questioning and improving upon those same fundamentals. Located in Downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi, we have been brewing beer since 2013.
Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.
Old South Winery, Natchez, MS, was founded in 1979 by Scott O Galbreath Jr, DVM, and his lovely wife, Edeen. Dr. Galbreath, Doc, remembers helping his Grandmother Vic make muscadine wine when he was a teenager; right across the street from the winery's present location! Doc and his favorite cousin, Louise, went to the woods, shook the vines and brought their juicy bounty home to learn at the feet of their German grandmother.
Boggy Creek Vineyard is 30 years old. It continues to produce large, sweet fruit that we enjoy.
Others from up and down the road come to the vineyard at the end of August to pick-your-own harvest.They are welcome to eat as they pick. Families come to see how grapes grow. Our family is happy to host this early fall event. Growing GRAPES is a good identity for us.
Please come, enjoy the fruits of the farmer's labor. Tell us about your muscadine vines and muscadine recipes. Bring your children and grand children out to the vineyard.