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Motorcycle Roads The Blues Highway15   in Mississippi Mississippi274 Miles

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By Hawksfire
on June 11, 2013

0.0out of 5

1 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in Vicksburg, MS and Head North on Hwy 61 toward Memphis, TN. Music and good food is everywhere you look.
It may be worth diverting onto Hwy 1 for a bit by taking route 444 South of Clarksdale to go through Rosedale on to Greenville and then take hwy 82 back to hwy 61 in Leland (birthplace of Kermit the Frog).
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/blues-highway-road-trip/

Scenery

The Mississippi Delta is flat with lots of fields and there will be long stretches where you can see for miles of corn, soybeans or cotton. Some places will be deep bayous with cypress tress, like an oasis in a sea of cotton fields. If you stay on Hwy 61, the ride if fairly easy and towns few and far between. Going off course may be some of the most interesting detours - you may find towns such as Midnight, Mississippi. The route I plan to show on the map goes off Hwy 61 for some scenery and attractions. The deer herds around Eagle Lake are rumored to be in the hundreds - especially when the Mississippi River is high.

Road Quality

230 miles, the road varies by county and main use. This road sees a lot of heavy machinery when the cotton harvest kicks in, so it is well used and often patched.

Roadside Amenities

Fuel up in cities as there are not a lot of them and there is a good bit of road between them. There are a TON of attractions, hotels, restaurants and entertainment in Clarksdale, Tunica, Greenville, Greenwood and Memphis.
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/road-trips/blues-highway-road-trip/

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Nickname (optional) : Graywalker

What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By printing724
on January 10, 2018 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1999

Motorcycle Make FLHTCUI

Motorcycle Type Touring

Did this ride in reverse (Memphis to Vicksburg) in September 2017. We stayed on 60 basically tried to hug the river. Tried some tertiary roads to get closer, no river. Wasn't going to go on the dirt levee road. Didn't expect to see much of the river but was surprised to see no evidence of it at all. If you want to see the Mississippi River you have to cross it on a bridge or view it from the ridges in Vicksburg. Scenery ok but not special. Enough turns to keep you awake. Flat, of course. Road quality is decent. I recommend it as a "been there done that" sort of thing.

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