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Waveland’s Ground Zero
Hurricane Museum
Located in a restored historic school this museum features exhibits ranging from photog- raphy to interactive displays to a remarkable hand-carved carousel.
335 Coleman Ave.
Waveland, MS
(228) 467-9012
Eco-Tours of South Mississippi
Offers customized interpretive tours of the natural habitats
of the Pascagoula River or the coastal barrier islands.
Gautier City Park -
Mary Walker Bayou
Gautier, MS
(228) 297-8687
Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Nature tourism with birding, bug, butterfly watching and nature photography.
6005 Bayou Heron Rd. Moss Point, MS
(228) 475-7047
Gulf Coast Eco Tour
Take a guided walk or boat tour of the Pearl River and Logtown area.
GPS Logtown Cemetery Pearlington, MS
(228) 342-2958
Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Tours
See some of the oldest and largest alligators on 105 acres bordering the Grand Bay Estu- ary and take an airboat ride through the swamp.
10300 Highway 90 Moss Point, MS
(228) 475-6026
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Marine Education Center at the Uni- versity of Southern Mississippi
Take a self-guided nature
trail tour, walk along a 208 feet long-almost 5 feet wide pedestrian suspension bridge made of galvanized steel or use the dock to launch kayaks. Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm. 101 Sweetbay Dr.
Ocean Springs, MS (228) 818-8095
Mississippi Sand-
hill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
& Visitor Center Hiking, photography, and edu- cation are a few of the wildlife- oriented activities available. Hike a 3/4 mile nature trail adjacent to the Visitor Center. Free admission.
7200 Crane Ln. Gautier, MS (228) 497-6322
Pascagoula River Audubon Center
Gateway to the Pascagoula River, its habitats and the diverse assemblage of organ- isms that live in or visit the river.
5107 Arthur St.
Moss Point, MS
(228) 475-0825
Adventure Locators
Scuba lessons, kayaking, standup paddle-boards (SUP), equipment sales & rentals, training, service, adventure trips, & cruises.
10470 D’Iberville Blvd.
Ste., E & F
D’Iberville, MS
(228) 392-7830
Biloxi Bay Kayak Rentals
Located east of the Scarlet Pearl Casino. Open year-round during daylight hours, weather permitting.
Back Bay Biloxi
9485 Fournier Ave.
D’Iberville, MS
(228) 243-0410
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Biloxi Bicycle Works
Sales, accessories, mainte- nance service for bikes along with a wide variety of shoes and swimwear.
993 Howard Ave. Biloxi MS
(228) 400-0280
Brickyard Bayou Bike Park
Enjoy a 21-acre natural bike trail that includes a Wholistic Garden and Disc Golf course. 3333 Jeffrey Cir.
Gulfport, MS (228) 868-5881
Deer Island Coastal Preserve
Home to ten types of endan- gered species this island is the perfect place to boat, canoe, and paddleboard. As always, please mind the first rule of beachgoing: leave only your footprints behind.
Biloxi Channel, Biloxi
Enchanted Nature
Old Fort Bayou Blueway
A nature lover’s paradise that provides a beautiful vista for canoeing or kayaking. Throughout Jackson County Ocean Springs, MS
Pascagoula River Blueway
This trail offers an opportunity to tour Krebs Lake and the river’s edge with an optional western route where more ad- vanced paddlers can explore the marshes along the open channel.
Pascagoula, MS
(228) 372-6888
Popps Ferry Causeway
Ten-acre site that featuring boat/kayak launches (trailer parking), covered fishing kiosks, an open-air interpretive center, nature trails, board- walk, pavilions and grills.
560 Causeway Dr. Biloxi, MS
(228) 388-2443
Possum Walk
3.2-mile trail starting at INFIN- ITY and ending near the Pearl River. Markers give the history and teach about native plants. Hwy 607 to Hwy 604, follow signs to Possum Walk Boat Launch, Bay St. Louis, MS
‘Sip Paddle Rental
Experience the convenience and thrill as we bring the fun of paddleboarding directly to you. Explore stunning coastal views, feel the gentle breeze, and embrace the tranquility of the Gulf waters. customerservice@sippaddle-
Slow Ride Pedal Tours
Explore downtown Ocean Springs on this unique, 14-seat pedal bar while pedaling and sipping your favorite bever- age. Two hour tour.
10118 Desoto St.
Ocean Springs, MS
(228) 334-5039
90 Fort Henry St.
Pass Christian, MS
Angel Trees of Bay St. Louis
Drive through downtown Bay St. Louis to see these carvings.
Crooked Feather Sculpture
A thirty-foot sculpture depict- ing Ocean Springs original colony of the American Indian carved from a cypress log 5-feet wide by 11-feet high. Highway 90
Ocean Springs, MS
D’Iberville Town Clock
Relax on the benches placed around this picturesque and beautiful four-faced town clock that stands tall upon a three- tiered granite base.
Central Ave., D’Iberville, MS (228) 392-7966
Fishbone Alley Downtown Gulfport
A funky destination backing up to restaurants and bars located around the alley, featuring original local art and culture. Artists have been invited to create murals, panels and the shutter program.
Alley between 26 & 27th Ave. and 13th & 14th St.
Gulfport , MS
Friendship Oak Tree
Dating back to 1487, one
of the most photographed natural attractions on the Mis- sissippi Gulf Coast.
The University of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast Campus 730 East Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS
(228) 865-4500
Gateway Oak
Standing tall and wide for over 400 years.
816 Laurel Ave.
Pascagoula, MS
Hurricane Camille Memorial
Beautiful but somber memo- rial serves as a reminder of the 172 dead or missing on the Mississippi Coast after the historic 1969 hurricane. Just east of the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor.
Highway 90 & Bellman St. Biloxi, MS
Hurricane Katrina Memorial
Built by ABC’s “Extreme Makeover”, dedicated to the Mississippi Gulf Coast victims who perished in Hurricane Ka- trina. It the names of the 170 victims that perished during the storm.
Highway 90 & Main St. Biloxi, MS
 Everything Kayak
Kayak rentals available year-round and for every
style paddler. Paddle to the islands, get some “yak” fishing in, or simply tour along the beachfront.
15240 Creosote Rd. Gulfport, MS
(228) 865-1000
Historic Biloxi Walking Tour
Biloxi boasts a long history, dating from 1699. The city grew from a quiet village into a thriving seafood center by the 1890s. Explore Biloxi’s his- tory during this walking tour. (228) 435-6254
Historic Pascagoula Bike Trail
Enjoy cycling, nature, history, and coastal culture. Points
of interest along the trail include the La Pointe-Krebs House, Jimmy Buffet’s child- hood home, and a site where Faulkner wrote.
Lighthouse Park
(Frederic St. and Cypress Ave.) Pascagoula, MS
(228) 372-6888
Jourdan River Blueway
Canoers & kayakers welcome to explore an 8.5-mile trail through coastal floodplains and a riverine ecological system. The river trail links the McLeod Park canoe launch to the Bayou Talla boat launch. McLeod Park
8100 Texas Flat Rd. Kiln, MS
(228) 467-1894
Live Oaks Bicycle Route
Cycle over 15 miles along the streets of Ocean Springs. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce for a bicycle route brochure.
Ocean Springs, MS
(228) 875-4424
McLeod Park
Canoers & kayakers welcome to explore an 8.5-mile trail through coastal floodplains and a riverine ecological system. The river trail links the McLeod Park canoe launch to the Bayou Talla boat launch. 854 Highway 90, Ste. A
Bay St. Louis, MS (228) 467-0172
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Wolf River Canoe & Kayak
These cool waters flow over clay formations, around pris- tine white sand beaches, and through peaceful woodlands. 21640 Tucker Rd.
Long Beach, MS (228) 452-7666
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