Day Trip Ideas

Welcome to Grenada!

We’re so glad you are here!

Whether you are just passing through or are here for a visit, we’d like to give you a few ideas of where to go. 

Note: we update this page regularly, so check back often!

We’re a great place for a fill-up, whether that be your car or the bellies of your car full of travelers! However, did you know that you are also just a few short miles from one of the prettiest sites you’ll see in Mississippi?

Day Trip Ideas

1. Grenada Lake!

Yes, fisherman know all about our giant 3# crappie that you can catch here, but you don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy Grenada Lake: the views alone will take your breath away, and you just might spot a couple of bald eagles, migrating pelicans and other shorebirds. It is well worth the short drive and will give you something to talk about for years to come. 

Fun facts:

– there’s a playground and swings and public restrooms at the top of the bluffs. 

– there’s a pullover at the dam that makes for iconic pictures

– a drive across the dam leads you to the North Abutment campground. Check it out and jot down which site you’d like to come back and stay at on your next visit!

On the way back to the freeway, you can make a quick stop by Spencer’s Dairy Kream and enjoy a classic taste of yesterday: shakes, malts, burgers… coming right up!

Day Trip Ideas

2. Dinner is served!

We’ve got all your classic places to eat and we highly recommend them if you’re in a hurry. There are times; however, when stopping for a bite can give you a well-needed break, but a mouthful of goodness you’ll be talking about for days and weeks to come.

What are you in the mood for?

BBQ:
Jake & Rips
Magnolia Smokehouse Grill
High On The Hog BBQ
Yukon Ice BBQ

Italian:
Carmella’s Ristorante
Lost Pizza Co.

Mexican:
No Way Jose
La Cabana Mexican Cantina and Grill

Asian:
OEC Japanese Express
Yamato Steakhouse of Japan
Great Wall
Grand Palace

American:
333 Restaurant
Sunflower Cafe
Spencer’s Dairy Kream
T&Z Wings
Krabs to Go
Pap’s Fish and Steak

Cafe/Lite Meals:
Square Market
Delta Bean Coffee Bar and Cafe
Salad Etc.
JuJu’s Market

Upscale:
Orlean’s Bistro
Molly’s Place
Kennel Club Steakhouse

 

Day Trip Ideas

3. Take a walk!
 If you’ve been cooped up in the car for a couple of hours, we can suggest nothing better than a brisk walk around some of our favorite nature spots: 

During the winter months, when the Army Corp of Engineers lets the lake drain down really low in anticipation of spring floods, you can walk directly along the shoreline from either the public boat ramp and pavilion or the north abutment boat ramp near the dam. Keep a sharp eye out for arrowheads and Indian paint pots!

Several easy-to-navigate paths make this an ideal romping place for families. And in the fall and early winter, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the old tree spirits who show there faces from Halloween night until the winter rains wash them away. There is a short boardwalk out into the swamp where you can listen to the creatures, journal, paint and generally get back to being a part of the good earth again.

  • Cemeteries 

New Orleans isn’t the only place with some interesting cemetery stories. Grenada has her share as well, including the one about Olney Moore, the only son of John and Rebecca Moore, who snuck out of Grenada during the Yellow Fever epidemic “and lived to be an adult.”

Yellow Fever Cemetary

Confederate Cemetary

– Torrance Landing cemetery with a “hand print” among other curiosities

  • Golf

Yes, we have an amazing golf course here in Grenada and for $25 you can play 9-holes and that includes the cart rental! 

So, come to Grenada and let us show you a good time!

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