Mississippi Petrified Forest

Looking for a unique outdoor adventure during your stay in Jackson?  Make your way to the Mississippi Petrified Forest to explore shady trails and scenic views of what is known as the ‘Grand Canyon of Mississippi.’ All guests staying at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North Hotel can enjoy easy access to this historic forest that offers something for visitors of all ages.  Click here for interactive driving directions to the Mississippi Petrified Forest from the hotel, powered by Google.

The Mississippi Petrified Forest is the only petrified forest in the Eastern United States, and home to trees, fossils and rocks dating back thousands of years.  Take a tour down the Nature Trail to learn about the rich history of the area and find out how the beautiful forest developed after the great flood.  You’ll find several unique attractions throughout the area including the Cavemen’s Bench on the Forest Trail, and the famous ‘Frog’ sitting along the Nature Trail.  The tranquil and peaceful environment is the perfect place to explore nature at its finest and enjoy a few history and ecology lessons while you’re there. When you’re done exploring the trails, don’t miss the showcase of fossils, turtle shells and dinosaur footprints on display at the Earth Science Museum. 

The Mississippi Petrified Forest is open year round expect Christmas Day and select days throughout the year.  The forest opens at 9 a.m. each day, and closes at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. depending on the season.  Call (601) 879-8189 or click on the link below for more information.

All guests staying at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North Hotel can enjoy easy access to this beautiful forest, making it easy to take a nature hike and enjoy a quick tour of prehistoric times.  After your day of exploring the Mississippi Petrified Forest, head back to the hotel to refuel with complimentary snacks and drinks served in our atrium.  Or, you can make your way to the outdoor pool to watch the sunset around the Cabot Lodge and just relax for the evening ahead.  All of our guests enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access in each room, 24-hour coffee service, and a delicious Deluxe Continental Breakfast served each morning in the lobby.

Whether you’re visiting Jackson for an outdoor adventure at the Mississippi Petrified Forest or just want a break from your schedule of activities, enjoy your stay at one of the area’s most accommodating hotels.  The Cabot Lodge Jackson North Hotel offers everything you need for a comfortable stay that’s close to several sites and attractions in the area. 

Book your stay at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North Hotel through this website to take advantage of the lowest rates and most current availability of each of our rooms.

(Mississippi Petrified Forest)

Friday October 9, 2015