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Hills Region

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Arkabutla Lake
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George P. Cossar State Park
Grenada Lake
Holly Springs National Forest
Hugh White State Park
J. P. Coleman State Park
John W. Kyle State Park
Sardis Lake
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Tishomingo State Park
Tombigbee State Park
Trace State Park
Tupelo Area
Tupelo National Battlefield
Wall Doxey State Park

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Description - This region offers a history, centers of southern culture, and the Appalachian foothills, unique in Mississippi landscapes.

Attractions - Most of the more than 500 Civil War battles waged on Mississippi soil were fought in this area. Today history buffs from north and south travel to Corinth to walk carefully preserved battlefields, then tour the gracious antebellum mansions of nearby Holly Springs.

Home to the University of Mississippi and to one of the South's most-strolled town squares, Oxford is widely regarded as a center for southern culture.

One of the world's most enduring cultural icons, Elvis Presley, was born in Tupelo. The two-room, shotgun-style house where the King of Rock 'n Roll grew up attracts adoring fans from virtually every country. Tupelo is also the site of the headquarters of the famed Natchez Trace Parkway, a scenic route that winds through lush forests, beside sparkling streams and into the heart of America's frontier past.

Farther east, the Appalachian foothills create a rugged terrain of rocky outcroppings, thick woodlands and bubbling streams found nowhere else in Mississippi. In this tranquil setting, Mother Nature is the main attraction.

The Hills Region is also home to the Holly Springs National Forest and eight State Parks.

Recreation - Four large reservoirs in this region offer great all-around fishing. River anglers will find the Coldwater and Tallahatchie to be prime sites. Other popular recreation in the area includes boating, water skiing, camping, picnicking, hiking and viewing historic sites.

Climate - Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees F, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern hills region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.

Location - The northeastern hills stretch from the edge of the Mississippi River Delta to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Contact Information:
Mississippi Development Authority Division of Tourism Development, P.O. Box 849 , Jackson, MS, 39205, Phone: 866-SEE-MISS, Fax: 601-359-5757

Additional Information:
Mississippi Travel Regions - Mississippi is divided into five travel regions, the Hills, Delta, Pines, Capital/River and Coastal regions.


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