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Trail with lowland habitat in Delta National Forest offering viewing of wetland songbirds during migration, deer, barred owls, wood ducks, and aquatic mammals, access difficult in high water. Closed from November to January.
The Longleaf Trace is a 41-mile biking, hiking, and horseback-riding trail stretching between Prentiss and Hattiesburg in south-central Mississippi. Named for the variety of pine tree which dominate this part of the state, the Longleaf Trace is not only the first of its kind in the State of Mississippi, but one of the longest rail-trails in the United States. You can begin your trek at the University of Southern Mississippi, in Hattiesburg, or at Prentiss and anywhere in between.
Birding and wildlife viewing, spring and fall best seasons, walking trails in riparian woodlands
area offering a variety of warblers, tanagers, vireos, flycatchers, thrushes, and sparrows during spring and fall migrations, endangered species, such as the gopher tortoise, black pine snake, indigo snake, and several other reptiles
One of Pat Harrison's most colorful Water Parks, Maynor Creek Water Park is located six miles west of Waynesboro, Mississippi, off Highway 84.
Located on the Jourdan River. Fishing, boating, 2 boat ramps, wildlife viewing, 2 1/2-mile nature trail, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, hiking trails, canoe/paddle boat rental, lighted ball field, pavilion, picnic area, playground.
Birding and wildlife viewing on a refuge consisting of three units on more than 19,000 acres, open wet pine savannas, flatwoods; unique and endangered ecosystem plants species include carnivorous plants and orchids; endangered Mississippi sandhill crane (only about 100 remaining), red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, bald eagle, deer, foxes, bobcats, raccoons, raptors, wading birds, reptiles, amphibians, neotropical migrant birds in spring and fall, hummingbirds, and Henslow's sparrows, new visitors center
wildlife viewing along beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway, deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, raccoon, opossum, squirrel, armadillio, migratory waterfowl
48,000 Acres located in east-central Mississippi; Red-cockaded woodpeckers actively managed and monitored for year-round viewing; more than 254 species of birds, numerous other wildlife; view from roads, 7 trails, 3 overlooks; permanent telescope at Goose Overlook; brochures, maps, bird list available at refuge office; state-of-the-art education center.
Fishing, hiking trails, hunting, watchable wildlife
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