Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the Mississippi-Louisiana (Miss-Lou) area, including 11 public access areas within an hour's drive of the Mississippi River at Natchez/Vidalia (Visitor Center). These areas provide some of the best birding, canoeing, hiking, cycling, fishing and hunting to be found anywhere in the United States.
The Mississippi River Trail (MRT) travels through 10 states, offering approximately 3,000 miles of on-road bikeways and pedestrian and bicycle pathways, from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. It connects 10 national parks, 8 national scenic and historic trails, 32 national wildlife refuges and dozens of state parks. Over 300 species of birds use the river as a migratory flyway, stimulating wildlife-based tourism and recreation.
The MRT travels directly through Natchez, offering visitors an opportunity to explore a nationally recognized trail, as well as providing a stopping place for bikers traveling through town. The MRT is a great way to get out, get active and explore the nation's longest river and the communities that line it.To learn more, visit these websites:www.visitnatchez.org www.mississippirivertrail.org