How to Make the Most out of Your Day at Old Trace Park

couple in a car looking at a map with "Download our free vacation guide" textJackson, MS, is a wonderful destination to explore. You can visit museums and learn about U.S. history, stroll through the historic downtown area, and enjoy the outdoors at the many parks the city offers. One of the best parks in Jackson is the Old Trace Park. This little oasis of tranquility is the perfect destination for an afternoon walk, a romantic picnic, or a fun evening concert! Read on to learn more about this lovely spot and start planning your visit today. Then, make sure your stay in Jackson is the best it can be with our free Vacation Guide! It has all the top suggestions for local restaurants, shops, museums, events, outdoor adventures, and more.

3 Reasons Why You Need to Check out Old Trace Park


It’s a Great Day Trip

If you love nature and want to experience Jackson’s beauty during your visit, then Old Trace Park is an ideal destination. This recreation area is only 20 minutes away from Fairview Inn off the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, making it a great stop on your Mississippi road trip.

Old Trace Park is a beautiful place where you can enjoy the scenery as well as a multitude of activities. Try fishing, for example! You can catch local crappie, bream, black bass, striped bass, and even catfish. If you’re more of a ground hunter, you’ll be glad to hear you can find various games here, such as turkey, deer, and hogs. Make sure you follow the hunting regulations.

Tip: The park is located near the Cock of the Walk Restaurant, a delicious local favorite where you can grab lunch.

It’s Home to the Ross Barnett Reservoir

Old Trace Park is also the location of a popular Jackson attraction: the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Depending on your visit dates, you’ll want to check out the events happening here. One of the most anticipated events includes the exciting Pepsi Pops. It’s been a staple in the area for more than forty years and brings music lovers and professional musicians together every May. Old Trace Park also hosts the annual Fourth of July fireworks, which are truly a sight to behold. This event is the most spectacular in Jackson!

Stay in the Best B&B Near Old Trace Park

Fairview InnThe Historic Fairview Inn is a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Jackson. You will be taken back to an era of elegance and luxury as soon as you step through our doors! Grab a drink and socialize in the Library Lounge, or enjoy a deep-tissue massage at Nomispa. You can even plan the perfect date night at our restaurant, 1908 Provisions. However you decide to enjoy our amenities, you’re sure to have a wonderful time!

We invite you to browse our stunning accommodations and pick the one you prefer. Surprise your significant other with our Dayton Cooper Room, for example. You can take a hot bath in your private bathroom, put on a luxurious robe, and nestle up by the fireplace with a glass of wine. After an excellent night of sleep in our luxurious linens, follow the smell of coffee downstairs where a delicious, gourmet breakfast awaits you. You will be refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of your trip!


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