Although this weekend gave us our first true taste of Mississippi summer heat (sweltering!), it was a great one! We relaxed by the pool, did some shopping in Jackson, caught up on some TV shows, but the highlight of our weekend was checking out Dunn's Falls. This place is truly a hidden gem in Meridian!
Just ten minutes south of downtown Meridian, right off of I-59, is Dunn's Fall -- a gorgeous waterfall along the Chunky River. It was originally used in 1850 as the power source for a gristmill and the factory that manufactured Stetson hats! Now, it's just a fun place to spend a Sunday afternoon. There are steps to the bottom of the waterfall and a trail from there to the river for swimming.
In Meridian and want to check it out? Just take I-59S to the Savoy exit and then follow the signs for Dunns Falls. It's open 9am to 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday during the summer season. Heads up: it costs $3.25 per person in an "honor system" box so be sure to bring cash. There are spots for primitive camping, cabins to rent, and tables for picnics.