Outdoors

There are plenty of indoor attractions in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi, but what about those sun-drenched summer days best spent outside? If you’re looking to soak in some fresh air throughout your Vicksburg adventures, you’re in luck – the region offers a host of parks and other outdoor recreation areas perfect for birding, cycling and casual tourism.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH WILDLIFE

Avid outdoorsmen will feel right at home in the Vicksburg region. Nearby forests filled with deer, wild boar, turkey, rabbit and other wildlife offer plenty of space to hunt alone or with the assistance of a local outfitter, while the presence of the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers make for excellent duck hunting.

If you’d rather spend your time on the water, several picturesque lakes excellent for fishing, casual boating and birding can be found within an easy drive from the Vicksburg city limits. Find the best catches with help from Blue Cat Guide Service. You can also find canoes and kayaks available for rent at the Quapaw Canoe Company outpost.

TOURIST ROUTES

In addition to effortless access to the great outdoors, Vicksburg, Mississippi offers visitors the opportunity to tour the region in several unique ways. Walking tours are an excellent choice if you’re expecting to remain inside the city, while cyclists will be pleased to know that the Mississippi River Trail slices through Vicksburg’s downtown district. Bring your own bike, or rent one from local mobile bicycle rental company, Battlefield Bicycle.

Vicksburg is also an essential stop for passionate road-trippers, as it’s not only situated on the storied Great River Road, but home to several stops on the Mississippi Blues Trail and Tamale Trail, too.

PARKS AND RECREATION

For visitors simply looking to relax, Vicksburg is home to a number of charming parks that make it easy to wind down after a day at the city’s numerous museums, shopping destinations and other attractions. Learn more about Vicksburg’s outdoor attractions by browsing the list of categories at the left, or schedule your Mississippi vacation by booking a stay at a local hotel or bed and breakfast today.