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Mississippi Day Trips Part 4: New Albany

Named one of the top small towns in America by Southern Livingmagazine, New Albany is a beautiful up-and-coming community! Located less than an hour northeast of Oxford, New Albany offers dozens of shopping and dining options as well as the starting point of Mississippi’s longest Rails to Trails conversion, Tanglefoot Trail.

This paved, 10-foor-wide biking and hiking trail begins in historic downtown New Albany and continues 44 miles through to Houston, Mississippi. The trail is available for use free of charge every day of the year from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset. You can bring your own bike or rent one in town. Transportation services available.

There is a great selection of restaurants in downtown New Albany that are said to be just as good, if not better than, some the dining establishments in Oxford! You should definitely put these on your list, but there are many more, too!

(pictured right) Fairly new to New Albany, this is an upscale restaurant with gourmet southern offerings and hand-crafted cocktails.

The Warehouse - Steaks/Fish

Ciao Chow - Italian

AC’s Coffee - Coffee shop

Tallhatchie Gourmet - Southern fare (there is an Oxford location, as well)

Brain Freeze - Ice Cream/Frozen yogurt

Sugaree’s - This famous bakery will ship their delectable cakes anywhere AND they are sold (frozen) in many Oxford locations.

People travel from all over the state to shop at the reasonably priced, upscale boutiques and shops in downtown New Albany. Here is a short list of some that you must include in your day trip, but you’ll see several more when you get there!


Happy day tripping! Please let us know if you visit any of these small towns and find another shop, restaurant or attractions that we need to add to these articles. We will be posting updated Day Trip articles in the Spring!

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