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ATV Off-Roading Adventure at The Park

By Amy Gremillion

 ATV Off-Roading Adventure at The Park

Looking for a fun and exciting adventure away from the norm? Try this overnight off-roading trip in the heart of the Pine Belt. We've picked a few recommendations for things to do in the area, plus one of the state's best destinations for off-roading—especially if you like it muddy!

1. Sawmill Family Restaurant, Wiggins, MS

To kick off your adventure, you need to have a good breakfast. The Sawmill Family Restaurant in Wiggins is a family-owned buffet restaurant that's been serving up home-style cooking for nearly 20 years. A rustic home-cooked meal is the perfect start for a day out in the woods!

2. The Park New Beginnings, Perkinston, MS

After breakfast, it's time to hit the trails. About half an hour south of Wiggins you'll find the Park New Beginnings, formerly known as Muddy Joe's. This is a family-friendly destination in Perkinston featuring ATV trails, bogs, pits, and more. If you get tired of getting dirty, the park also includes a clubhouse, saltwater pool, video arcade, and more. They regularly have fun events like concerts, benefits, and mud races, so check their schedule!

3. Herrin’s Short Stop, Saucier, MS

This is the ultimate spot to fuel up after a long day of riding. Herrin’s features everything from seafood platters, to po’boys, to hot dogs, to delicious milkshakes. Try the classic catfish or shrimp po’boy for a truly traditional Southern bite. You will leave here full and satisfied. 

4. Lazy Magnolia Brewery, Kiln, MS

Lazy Magnolia Brewery is the oldest craft brewery in Mississippi. Take a tour and see how their famous brews are made, or just hang out and sip a couple of Southern Pecans or Jefferson Stouts in their taproom, known as the Porch. This is a great way to unwind. 

5. Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Diamondhead, MS

It’s time to rest your head for the night. After a long day, you can count on Econo Lodge to be reliable and comfortable. A stay here includes free Wi-Fi, a free continental breakfast, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a picnic area. 

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