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Canoeing in Gulf Island National Park

Canoeing in Gulf Islands National Park in Ocean Springs MS

Canoeing along the coastal sea shore in Mississippi.

Gulf Island National Park located in Ocean Springs, MS is a beautiful place.  The waterways are open and the wildlife is bountiful.  There is so much to do there.   Yvette, Alex and Vince Blackwell of Ocean Springs spent the day canoeing  throughout the park.  What a great way to spend some quality time on the weekend.  

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Memorial Day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Flag's at half staff to remember and honor our fallen US and Mississippi soldiers

Having never served in the armed forces myself, I pay a bit more attention to those who have. This weekend I took my kids out to the Mississippi Vietnam War Memorial. I think it is important to teach our children early what sacrifices are made by soldiers and their families. The Mississippi Vietnam War Memorial is located in Ocean Springs. It is a great tribute to the soldiers who have paid the ultimate price for serving our nation.

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The Duck Pond

 

Bay Saint Louis Duck Pond is a great park for family fun.
The Duck Pond By the Train Depot in Old Town Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis did a wonderful job making a wide open area into a sweet spot.  The Duck Pond is phenomenal!  Kids and adults both love to come here.  There are benches and swings around to relax and watch the ducks play.  If you want to be more involved, the ducks love to be fed.  The park includes a great water crossing bridge complete with a small waterfall type scene. I know many an hour will be spent enjoying this wonderful scene set in the heart of Old Town.

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War Memorial Park

 

War Memorial Park Pass Christian Mississippi overlooks Gulf with old oak tress.
War Memorial Park
E Scenic Dr & Fleitas Ave – Pass Christian

Just beautiful!  The first thing I noticed when we pulled up to this park was the gorgeous Oak Trees.  They are scattered all over the park and create a lovely shaded area where all of the picnic benches are.  This is such a wonderful place to spend the morning playing and eating lunch.  The equipment…WOW! There’s a lot of things to play on.  You child will have a blast here.  Speaking of blast….there are 2 huge guns mounted at the front of the park facing the beach.  I imagine these guns were used back in the day to defend the land against pirates and such.  

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Nature Tail with Butterfly Garden

 

Pass Christian Mississippi Nature and Butterfly Garden park located on Menge.

Nature Trail with Butterfly Garden

Menge Avenue  in Pass Christian, MS

The Park is not a playground, but more of a nature spot.  It has a nature trail with a Butterfly Garden.  It doesn’t seem like the park has been maintained lately.  The signs are down or hardly legible.  There are fallen trees and a good bit of over growth.  This might be a good thing if you want to see some wild animals such as deer.  It is located on Menge Avenue not too far off of the beach road.  Although some signs are down it is a great park for a scenic walk through the woods. The path was well worn although some trees were laying across parts of the paths. It is not a good park for Pass Christian area toddlers looking to play, but will surely please nature and hiking enthusiasts.

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