Visit Ridgeland

Explore fantastic natural scenery, local shopping, and tasty flavors throughout Ridgeland that are all connected by our world class greenway, the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail.

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Begin your adventure at Ridgeland Visitors Center

1000 Highland Colony Pkwy, Suite 6006

Stop in to see us at the Ridgeland Visitors Center! The visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We provide free bike lights and helmets for use for your Ridgeland bicycle adventure. Local bike rentals from Bicycle Revolution can also be picked up and dropped off at the visitor center for your convenience. To arrange a bike rental, contact Bicycle Revolution at (769) 300-4721 or email bicycle.revolution@yahoo.com.

RIDE FROM...
Visitor Center to Choctaw Agency

(0.9 miles, about 6 minutes)
1. Exit the visitor center toward Highland Colony Pkwy.
2. Use the crosswalk to cross Highland Colony Pkwy. and access the bike path that runs parallel to the road.
3. Turn left to ride south on the bike path.
4. After the bike path intersection with Old Agency Road, you will come to an bike path intersection with the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail. Turn right onto the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail.
5. The Choctaw Agency is located at the left.

Choctaw Agency

Natchez Trace Pkwy. between Highland Colony Pkwy. and Greenwood Crossing

Choctaw Agency is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 100.7. U.S. agents like Silas Dinsmoor lived among the Choctaw and represented their interests while implementing U.S. policy. His duties included surveying and preventing illegal settlement of the Choctaw land. He also encouraged the Choctaw to be more dependent on modern farming practices. He was tasked to collect tribal debts owed to American companies and ensure that the Choctaw were paid for land ceded to the U.S. The agency moved four times to stay within the shrinking boundaries of the Choctaw Nation. It was located here, along the Natchez Trace, from 1807 until just after the Treaty of Doak's Stand in 1820.

RIDE FROM...
Choctaw Agency to Jackson Street District

(1.5 miles, about 10 minutes)
1. Exit Choctaw Agency riding east on the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail toward Highland Colony Pkwy.
2. After the trail overpass over Madison Drive, you will approach a bike trail intersection. Turn left onto the intersecting bike path riding north.
3. Follow the bike path as it turns to the right at Madison Drive.
4. Park your bicycle next to Watercolor Salon and explore Jackson Street District on foot!

Jackson Street District

115 W Jackson Street

This eclectic shopping area in Olde Towne Ridgeland offers unique dining options, gift shops, and salon/spa services, as well as specialty boutiques and a bicycle shop right at the front door of the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail. Fuel up at the M7 Coffeehouse with a latte and a biscuit. Stop into The Bike Crossing for a high-end bicycle fix. And don't miss B. Liles Studio (located inside of B. Fine Art Jewelry) for hand crafted jewelry that make wonderful souvenirs for your fashion-forward friends!

RIDE FROM...
Jackson Street District to Trace Station

(0.3 miles, about 3 minutes)
1. From the bike parking at Watercolor Salon, exit the Jackson Street District riding south toward Natchez Trace on the path that parallels Madison Drive.
2. Follow the path as it curves to the left toward Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail.
3. At the trail intersection, turn left to ride east on the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail.
4. At the intersection of Jackson Street and US-51, dismount and carefully walk your bicycle across US-51, then turn left and carefully walk your bicycle across Jackson Street.
5. Use the sidewalk parallel to US-51 to ride to the entrance of Trace Station.
6. Trace Station will be on the right.

Trace Station

500 US-51

This shopping center has something for everyone: apparel, art, arrangements, antiques, and gourmet food and gifts. Lost Pizza Co. is a great place to stop for a bite to eat. They have awesome original pies like The Pit Boss for meat lovers, or The Happy Hippie if you like your pizza loaded with veggies. Stop into Southern Breeze Gallery for an indoor escape into fine art by southern artists. And don't miss Fleet Feet Sports for a little shopping before you go!

RIDE FROM...
Trace Station to Mississippi Craft Center

(3.2 miles, about 20 minutes)
1. Exit Trace Station riding south on the sidewalk parallel to US-51 toward Jackson Street.
2. At the intersection of US-51 and Jackson Street, dismount and carefully cross Jackson Street, continuing south.
3. Access the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail at the southeast corner of Jackson Street and US-51, riding south.
4. Follow the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail as it curves to the left.
Optional detour to Indian Cycle at Rice Road marker.
5. Follow the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail to the intersection at Old Trace/Brashears Stand. Turn right at Old Trace and follow the boardwalk through to the Mississippi Craft Center.

Indian Cycle

677 S Pear Orchard Road

The oldest Bike Shop in the Jackson Metro Area, Indian Cycle is a full-service bike shop that can do anything from repairing a flat to a full tune-up and cleaning. They carry several types of bikes, accessories, clothing, gloves, shoes, and most everything a cyclist needs to get riding. Make a quick detour to shop for apparel and bike accessories here.

RIDE FROM...
Indian Cycle to the Tour Route

(1.3 miles, about 8 minutes)
To get to Indian Cycle from the route, turn right at the Rice Road marker, dismount and carefully walk your bicyle across Rice Road, and ride south on the shared use path that parallels S. Pear Orchard Road. Indian Cycle will be on the right after the intersection with Towne Center Blvd.

Mississippi Craft Center

950 Rice Road

The Mississippi Craft Center is a state-of-the-art facility nestled in the trees off the Natchez Trace Parkway and Rice Road. The Craft Center displays the artwork of more than 400 artisans. These fine Southern crafts include vivid Choctaw baskets and pottery, old-fashioned quilts, carvings in natural wood, and an eclectic array of jewelry. This unique attraction serves as an information center, as well as the site of craft classes and demonstrations and includes a retail gallery. The Mississippi Craft Center also hosts the Children's Crafts Sampler in June and July, offering an opportunity for children of all ages to be tutored by a member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi. Guild members volunteer their time each weekend from the first weekend in March until the last weekend in October and share their craft techniques through informal demonstrations at the Center.

RIDE FROM...
Mississippi Craft Center to Pelican Cove Grill

(1 miles, about 7 minutes)
1. Exit the Mississippi Crafts Center following the boardwalk and path back to the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail.
2. Turn right onto the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail.
3. Turn right at the Post Road marker.
4. Turn right onto Post Road.
5. Turn left onto Madison Landing Circle.
6. Curve to the left onto Dyke Road.
7. Pelican Cove Grill will be on the left, or continue riding along Dyke Road for the optional route extension.

Pelican Cove Grill

3999 Harborwalk Drive

Pelican Cove Grill is a Mississippi Island Oasis featuring the area's only "on the water" dining experience in a fun casual atmosphere. Enjoy a beautiful view of the Ross Barnett Reservoir while dining on classic southern and seafood dishes like shrimp and grits, hush puppies, and crawfish!

Dyke Road Route Extension
(2.8 miles, about 17 minutes)
Extend your ride with an quick 3-mile out-and-back excursion along the water's edge. Follow Dyke Road where you'll get great views of the boat docks and the reservoir. When you reach Breakers Lane turn around and double back along Dyke Road to return to the tour route.

RIDE FROM...
Pelican Cove Grill to Barnett Reservoir Overlook

(1.8 miles, about 11 minutes)
1. Turn right onto Dyke Road.
2. Curve to the right onto Madison Landing Circle.
3. Follow Madison Landing Circle to the Old Trace Park parking area. Access the Old Trace Park multi-use path on the right.
4. Enjoy the ride along the water through Old Trace Park on the multi-use path.
5. Follow the path as it curves to the left toward Post Road.
6. Turn left onto the path parallel to Post Road, riding west toward Old Park Trail.
7. Turn right on the path crosswalk between Old Park Trail and Madison Landing Circle to cross Post Road.
8. Turn right to ride east on the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail.
9. Enjoy the view at the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail trailhead located at the Natchez Trace Overlook.

Old Trace Park

Old Park Trail

On the shore of the Barnett Reservoir, Old Trace Park provides green space for a picnic, playing Frisbee, or flying a kite. Take Dyke Road around the levee and stop at Pelican Cove Grille or Cock of the Walk for waterfront dining. Want to rent a boat? Main Harbor Marina has kayaks to pontoons available!

Barnett Reservoir Overlook

2680 Natchez Trace Pkwy. Milepost 105.6

The Barnett Reservoir was created by impounding the Pearl River between Madison and Rankin Counties. It has 105 miles of shoreline and is bounded on the north by the historic Natchez Trace. Soak in the scenic view or drop a line in the water before turning back on the trail.

RIDE FROM...
Ross Barnett Reservoir Overlook to Ridgeland Visitors Center & Renaissance at Colony Park

(6.7 miles, about 45 minutes)
1. Head back with a nice ride on the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail. Re-enter the trail at the Natchez Trace Overlook trailhead, toward Old Trace Park.
2. Follow the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail for about 5.8 miles, taking care at intersections with roadways.
3. At the intersection with Highland Colony Pkwy., use the crosswalk to carefully cross the street.
4. On the other side of Highland Colony Pkwy. turn right on the bike path toward Old Agency Road.
5. Follow the trail north alongside the Highland Colony Pkwy.
6. At the intersection with Parkway Place, turn right to carefully cross the street to arrive at The Visitors Center and Renaissance at Colony Park.

Renaissance at Colony Park

1000 Highland Colony Pkwy.

Make Renaissance at Colony Park a part of your adventure. Located on the Highland Colony Parkway and situated at the northwest corner of I-55 and Old Agency Road in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Renaissance at Colony Park brings the finest in fashion and retail shops and restaurants to the Jackson Metro Area and the entire State of Mississippi. The open-air center, with its distinctive Lifestyle Main Street concept, goes beyond shopping, dining and entertainment, relying heavily on architecture and amenities to create an experience for visitors and provides an opportunity to stroll, relax, or dine al fresco. Wine lovers can stop in at Vintage Wine Market. Local 463 and Seafood R'evolution are must for locally owned dinner options - or just stop in for one of their delectable desserts. The Local 463 Blueberry Tiramisu is amazing! Stop by Sand Dollar to shop a great selection of unique casual active lifestyle apparel.

RIDE FROM...
Renaissance at Colony Park to Township At Colony Park

(0.8 miles, about 5 minutes)
1. Exit the visitor center toward Highland Colony Pkwy.
2. Use the crosswalk to cross Highland Colony Pkwy. and access the bike path that runs parallel to the road.
3. Turn right to ride north on the bike path.
4. Turn left onto Parkway Drive.
5. At the traffic circle, take the first exit to turn right onto W Parkway Place.
6. Dismount and walk your bicycle across Steed Road. Then turn left onto the path that parallels Steed Road.
7. Turn right at Lake Avenue and continue riding on the path heading north.
8. Turn right at Midtowne Avenue.
9. Township At Colony Park will be on the right.

Township At Colony Park

1065 Highland Colony Pkwy.

The Township is a master-planned, mixed-use neighborhood in the heart of a vibrant yet quaint community. The unique mixture of shops, offices, hotels, fitness, condominiums, and single-family homes was developed from the design concepts of New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Development, quality of life movements that focus on creating a sense of “place”. Discover a world of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars at J. Olive Company that will elevate your tastebuds. Take some time at the end of your day to shop at Sportique, a boutique for outdoor lifestyles where you'll find the hottest brands in active wear and fitness apparel for every season. Enjoy culinary offerings including Mexican, sushi, pizzas burgers and more before you pedal to your next destination!