Ridgeland

Blue Heron Nature Trail GazeboBlue Heron Nature Trail
Behind Comfort Inn, Ridgeland, Exit 21. (843)726-8148.

Allows visitors the opportunity for a short stroll or extended adventure. The trail bed is constructed of ground recycled South Carolina tires & encircles a beautiful three-acre lake. The site has several docks from which visitors can feed large fish, turtles & ducks, as well as an extensive butterfly garden & a boardwalk through native wetlands.

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd. (U.S. 17), Ridgeland. (843) 284-9277 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.
The Center advances education and engagement initiatives that preserve the lowcountry`s history and culture through projects, events and exhibitions that inspire interest and evoke inquiry. The Trust creates a vibrant center where a wide diversity of people gather to explore and learn about the region`s distinctive sense of place.
 
Pauline Pratt Webel Museum
123 B East Wilson Street, Ridgeland (843)726-6544.
Offers a wonderful eclectic collection of artifacts, prints and other items… from ancient Indian pottery & arrow points to Civil War memorabilia.

Pratt Memorial Library
123A Wilson Street, Ridgeland (843)726-7744.

More than 200 portraits & maps relating to the Lowcountry, 250 rare books on area history & many Native American artifacts, mostly from Jasper County.