Canton - Ridgeland - Jackson Mississippi - Natchez Trace
This section of the Natchez Trace is located near Canton, Ridgeland and Jackson, Mississippi.
The section spans the area between the Mississippi Highway 16 intersection (milepost 135) and the US Highway 51 intersection (milepost 102).
Listed below are Natchez Trace Historic and Scenic Sites, Other Nearby Attractions, Nearby Towns & Cities and Access / Exit Roads located along the Canton - Ridgeland Jackson, Mississippi section of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Click on the links for information, picture(s) as well as a location map.
Natchez Trace Historic and Scenic Sites
- Upper Choctaw Boundary - milepost 128.4 - Hiking Trail, Indian History
- River Bend - milepost 122.6 - Restroom, Picnic Area, Top 30 Favorite Site
- Cypress Swamp - milepost 122.0 - Hiking Trail, Top 30 Favorite Site
- West Florida Boundary - milepost 107.9 - Picnic Area, Hiking Trail, History/Nature Exhibit
- Boyd Mounds - milepost 106.9 - Indian History
- Reservoir Overlook - milepost 105.6 - Scenic Overlook, Top 30 Favorite Site
- Brashear's Stand and Old Trace - milepost 104.5 - Old Trace
- Parkway Information Cabin at Ridgeland - milepost 102.4 - Restroom, History/Nature Exhibit
Other Nearby Attractions
- Mississippi Crafts Center - Exit the Trace at milepost 104 onto Old Canton Road and travel south to Rice Road. Turn left on Rice Road and the Mississippi Crafts Center will be on your left.
- Ridgeland Visitors Center - Exit the Trace at milepost 101 onto I-55 and go north to the Renaissance at Colony Park Shopping area.
Nearby Towns & Cities
- Canton, MS - Exit the Trace at milepost 115 onto Mississippi Highway 43 and travel north 8 miles.
- Jackson, MS - The Trace travels around the west side of Jackson. There are several exits from milepost 87 to milepost 103 including exits from Interstates 20 and 55.
Access / Exit Roads - Nearby Towns & Cities and Food and Gas nearby? (less than 2 miles)
- Mississippi Highway 16 - milepost 135 - Canton | Carthage - Food & Gas nearby
- Ratliff Ferry Road - milepost 123.8 - Canton - Food & Gas nearby
- Mississippi Highway 43 - milepost 115 - Canton - Food & Gas nearby
- Old Canton Road - milepost 103 - Food & Gas nearby
- US Highway 51 - milepost 102 - Madison | Ridgeland | Jackson - Food & Gas nearby
Area Festivals & Events
- Natchez Trace String Band - Ridgeland - 3rd Saturday of the month
- Ridgeland OBO Tandem Rally - Ridgeland - late March / early April
- Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival - Ridgeland - early April
- Natchez Trace Century Ride - Ridgeland - early May
- Spring Canton Flea Market Arts & Crafts Show - Canton - 2nd Thursday in May
- Heatwave Classic Triathlon - Ridgeland - June
- 100 miles of MAYhem - Ridgeland - June
- Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest - Canton - early July
- Independence Celebration at The REZ - Ridgeland - July
- Renaissance Euro Fest - Ridgeland - early October
- Fall Canton Flea Market Arts & Crafts Show - Canton - 2nd Thursday in October
- Bike MS: Mississippi 150 - Ridgeland - October
- Ridgeland Christmas Parade - Ridgeland - December
- Chimneyville Fine Crafts Festival - Jackson - December
- Canton Victorian Christmas Festival - Canton - December