From the Gulf Coast all the way to north Mississippi and across the Mississippi River, nature abounds throughout the state. Anyone who values natural splendor could do no better than a trip to Mississippi. There’s much to see and do on your own, but let some of our professional experts show you what you might be missing. With each excursion—from in-depth trail hikes, to seafaring coastal exploration, our tours, charters, and festivals will help you fill in all the gaps.
Hosted in Holly Springs, the Hummingbird Migration Festival celebrates the annual cross-country journey of nature’s most agile bird. The minute hummingbird is unique among bird species for its insatiable hunger, high metabolism and miniature build—and you’re sure to learn all about it in Holly Springs.
The Great Delta Bear Affair is a festival held in Rolling Fork that celebrates Teddy Roosevelt’s famous bear hunt in the region and supports the campaign for the repopulation of the Mississippi Black Bear in the Delta. The weekend affair plays host to birding activities, equestrian trail rides and other natural tourism events in addition to education and awareness activities relevant to the Mississippi Black Bear.
A statewide society, Audubon Mississippi is a state-level program of the National Audubon Society dedicated to the preservation of nature and the education of those enjoying it. With multiple entities representing the five districts of the state, Audubon Mississippi hosts regional events to promote conservation and education about wildlife in Mississippi and beyond.
With the waters playing such a large role in the success of the state and its natural resources, there are a plethora of riverboat tours up and down the Mississippi River. These tours can bring you close to the wildlife that depends on the river, while the experts that organize them provide an extensive education.
Whatever your interest, birds, game, fish or flowers, there’s a festival or tour that will teach you all you could ever want to know. Mississippi’s great heritage is one of harmony with the land around us. We celebrate that heritage and wish to share it with everyone.
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