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The name of the trail should tell you everything you need to know: that Jackson's museums are the centerpiece of this walking and biking path. The trail is anchored by the Two Mississippi Museums (Museum of Mississippi History and Civil Rights Museum) on one end and the MS Natural Science Museum and the Children's Museum on the other.
Making it all the more special, this is Jackson's first rail-trail, located partly within the old Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) Railroad right-of-way. The trail begins at the Farmer's Market on the corner of Jefferson and Mississippi streets, and heads north west along the old rail line, under I-55 to Laurel Street. (As at January 2021, this is the only segment of trail that is complete and open for use). From Laurel Street, the trail heads west to Myrtle Street, where it makes a brief on-street connection to Riverside Drive. From Riverside Drive, trail users can safely cross over Interstate-55, protected from vehicle traffic. On the east side of I-55, the trail parallels Highland Drive, ending at the Children's Museum on the edge of Lefleur's Bluff State Park, for a total trip of 2.5 miles.
The paved trail travels through three Jackson neighborhoods - Belhaven, Belhaven Heights and Lefleur East. It provides access to parks including Belhaven Park and Laurel Street Park. It's a flat, paved trail attracting a broad constituency of users to enjoy the outdoors and the city's storied history and culture.
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