Crossing Paths In Corinth, Mississippi

Monday, June 14, 2021 - by Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Corinth Rail Crossing is the famous crossroads in downtown Corinth, where the Memphis & Charleston and the ?Mobile & Ohio railroads made Corinth one of the most strategic transportation hubs during the Civil War
Corinth Rail Crossing is the famous crossroads in downtown Corinth, where the Memphis & Charleston and the ?Mobile & Ohio railroads made Corinth one of the most strategic transportation hubs during the Civil War
- photo by Visit Corinth
Brimming with Civil War history, Corinth, Ms. is filled with historic landmarks and rich stories of an earlier time. Many of those important sites provide an outstanding setting for today’s outdoor activities. This town in Mississippi’s northeast corner, initially known as Cross City, is now where U.S. Highways 72 and 45 meet and its trails, walkways and view sheds augment traditional recreational venues and allow visitors to connect with past.

Parks and trails
Trailhead Park (401 Cruise Streets, Corinth, Ms.
38834; 662-287-8300) is a Civil War Corinth National Historic Landmark site that offers a hiking and biking trail in the heart of downtown. It also provides views of the famous site of the crossing of the Memphis Charleston and Mobile Ohio railroads during the Civil War. (The Battle of Shiloh was fought for control of this crossing.) The park serves as the trailhead for the Corinth Hiking and Biking Trail, which winds among Civil War sites, historic homes and other points of interest.

Crossroads Regional Park (309 South Parkway Street, Corinth, Ms. 38834) comprises 68 acres of outdoor recreational opportunities including a one-mile paved walking trail, three pavilions and a playground, along with tennis courts and ball fields. Another local park with trails is the Edward S. Bishop Memorial Park (1102 South Johns Street, Corinth, Ms.;
662-287-3067). The seven-acre park includes a short walking trail, playground and pavilion. 

Historic sites
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center (501 West Linden Street, Corinth, Ms. 38834; 662-287-9273) tells the stories of the role of Corinth in the famous Battle of Shiloh. The 15,000-square-foot center, in addition to its indoor exhibits and programming, offers access to an extensive courtyard and walkways for exploring the battlefield.

Many enjoy exploring the grounds of the Crossroads Museum & Historic Corinth Depot (221 North Fillmore Street, Corinth, Ms. 38834; 662-287-3120). Vintage train cars and Civil War cannons are just the beginning of the sights to see here.

Corinth Contraband Camp (902 North Parkway Street, Corinth, Ms. 38834; 662-287-9273) began in 1862 as a refuge for enslaved people seeking freedom. Today it is a sprawling park, filled with trees and home to sculptures and interpretation that tell the stories of earlier times.

Golf
Hitting the links is a great way to enjoy some outdoor time in Corinth. Shiloh Ridge Golf Course & Athletic Club (3303 Shiloh Ridge Road, Corinth, Ms. 38834;662-286-8000) welcomes visitors to its semi-private, 18-hole course. Hillandale Golf Course (13 Oakland School Road, Corinth, Ms. 38834; 662- 665-2115) is an 18-hole public course offering terrific views and challenging play. Whispering Pines Golf Club (140 County Road 617, Corinth, Ms.; 662-286-6151) is a nine-hole course which features 2,782 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35.

WHERE TO EAT

Outdoor dining
Outdoor dining, or just enjoying a nightcap under the downtown sky, is a great way to enjoy Corinth, too. There are a host of outstanding parks and picnic spots for setting up a take-out feast from one of the fine local eateries. For a more traditional restaurant experience, these spots have outdoor options to make any visit more memorable.

Pizza Grocery (800 Cruise Street, Corinth, Ms. 38834; 662-287-3200) is a local favorite for pizza, subs, pasta, calzones and more. There are indoor and outdoor options for enjoying the diverse menu and Southern hospitality.

V Taco (512 Cruise Street, Corinth, Ms. 38834; 662-872-3313) features a rooftop deck where tacos and margaritas are the favorites. The menu also includes great burritos, quesadillas and salads made from the freshest ingredients.

Located in the heart of downtown, Smith (603 North Fillmore Street, Corinth Ms. 38834; 662-594-1925) is an upscale dining experience with a casual atmosphere. Local and regional favorites include traditional dishes with a modern spin. The upstairs bar, with open air balcony, features craft beer and specialty cocktails and is a favorite local gathering place.

Conservatory by Vicari (401 Fillmore Street, Corinth, Ms. 38834; 662-594-8657) opened in 2020 by the owners of Corinth favorite, Vicari Italian Grill (514 Cruise Street, Corinth, Ms. 38834; 662-287-4760). Here, lunch is served along with an all-afternoon Gelato Bar. A beautiful rooftop patio complements the third floor dining room and is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy an evening with wine and other after-dinner beverages from a select menu.


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