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In the beginning there was the earth, and from the earth came everything: the animals and the people and the living that grew from the unending work under the sun. But from that soil also grew a deep connection to the land and a love for the people that lived on it, and that bloomed into some of the world’s greatest artistic achievements.

Cooper Falls, Tishomingo State ParkWilliam Faulkner hunted bears on the page and solitude on Sardis Lake; Vernon Presley used his own hands to build the house Elvis was born in; Chester Burnett, soon to be Howlin’ Wolf, sang as he plowed behind a mule in the hardest of hard scrabble existences. We loved the land in spite of what it demanded; we loved the land because of what it demanded. We loved the land because it came naturally to us.

Today, the Mississippi Hills are as verdant and nearly as unspoiled as they were when cotton blanketed the fields, and our connection to the earth is just as deep. But the plows and the hoes are gone, and nature is no longer the stern taskmaster but rather a joyful refuge.

Grand Harbor ResortSo many things to do: Nearly half a dozen state parks, thousands of acres of crystalline lakes, national forests and wildlife refuges, and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway snaking its way through the hills bestowing marinas and white sand beaches and miles and miles of recreational bliss.  You can bike through the nation’s largest and best preserved Civil War earthworks at Corinth; canoe through the rugged Bear Creek Canyon in Tishomingo State Park; bird watch along the Natchez Trace Parkway; fish for bass at Grenada Lake, go mushroom hunting in Holly Springs National Forest.

Where once work was unending, now it is fun under the sun that never quits. And honestly, we love it that way. You will, too.

In the beginning there was the earth, and from the earth came everything: the animals and the people and the living that grew from the unending work under the sun. But from that soil also grew a deep connection to the land and a love for the people that lived on it, and that bloomed into some of the world’s greatest artistic achievements.

Cooper Falls, Tishomingo State ParkWilliam Faulkner hunted bears on the page and solitude on Sardis Lake; Vernon Presley used his own hands to build the house Elvis was born in; Chester Burnett, soon to be Howlin’ Wolf, sang as he plowed behind a mule in the hardest of hard scrabble existences. We loved the land in spite of what it demanded; we loved the land because of what it demanded. We loved the land because it came naturally to us.

Today, the Mississippi Hills are as verdant and nearly as unspoiled as they were when cotton blanketed the fields, and our connection to the earth is just as deep. But the plows and the hoes are gone, and nature is no longer the stern taskmaster but rather a joyful refuge.

Grand Harbor ResortSo many things to do: Nearly half a dozen state parks, thousands of acres of crystalline lakes, national forests and wildlife refuges, and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway snaking its way through the hills bestowing marinas and white sand beaches and miles and miles of recreational bliss.  You can bike through the nation’s largest and best preserved Civil War earthworks at Corinth; canoe through the rugged Bear Creek Canyon in Tishomingo State Park; bird watch along the Natchez Trace Parkway; fish for bass at Grenada Lake, go mushroom hunting in Holly Springs National Forest.

Where once work was unending, now it is fun under the sun that never quits. And honestly, we love it that way. You will, too.
 

Tree Trunk Trail

Located in Tombigbee State Park; 1 1/2 mile trail perfect for hiking or relaxing while viewing nature.
264 Cabin Dr.
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: 662.842.7669
 

Tombigbee State Park Birding & Wildlife Viewing

Tombigbee State Park offers opportunities to view a variety of small mammals and songbirds and a variety of fish and other aquatic life. Tombigbee State Park offers 3 nature trails which extend through a forest and around a scenic lake. The Tree Trunk, Canopy Circle, and Turtle Log Loop provide hikers a close look at plant life as well as a variety of amphibians, waterfowl, and small mammals.
6 miles Southeast of Tupelo, Off MS Hwy 6
Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: 662.842.7669
Toll-Free: 800.467.2757
www.mdwfp.com
 

Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo

The Tupelo Buffalo Park, with the largest herd east of the Mississippi River, will delight the entire family. Bus tour, petting zoo, a wide assortment of animals, trail rides and gift shop. The trail ride is located on the site of an actual Chickasaw Indian village called "Etoukouma." This village was inhabited in the early to mid 1700s. Come and check out our Monster Bison Bus!
2272 North Coley Rd.
Tupelo, MS 38803-2530
Phone: 662.844.8709
Fax: 662.844.8850
Toll-Free: 1.866.27BISON
www.tupelobuffalopark.com
Admission: Adults-$10, Children under 12-$8, Children under 1 year-Free, Senior Citizens-$8
 

Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery

Millions of fish are produced here each year. The hatchery consists of 25 acres, 14 earthen ponds and one lined pond, a hatching/rearing building, administrative offices, and maintenance buildings. Tour the 1903 Victorian manager's house and Grandmother's garden.
111 Elizabeth St.
Tupelo, MS 38802
Phone: 662.842.1341
Fax: 662.842.3215
www.fws.gov/pvtjohnallen
 
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