Outdoors DEEp-S O U T H - u s A . c O m L A K Y M S T N A L Magnolia Golf Trail, MS Lake Charles, LA From the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian mountains, you’ll discover unsurpassed natural beauty and activities as varied as paddle boarding and zip lining. Across the Deep South there is horseback riding, white water rafting, mountain climbing, caving, snorkelling, hiking and golfing galore. ALABAMA 1  Stop by and see the falls that plunge 104 feet at DeSoto State Park. Beautiful woodlands, seasonal wildflowers and spectacular views await. 2  Little River Canyon is a beautiful place to take in the scenic canyon views and enjoy being at one with the nature. LOUISIANA 3  Search for alligators, birds and reptiles along the Creole Nature Trail, a 180-mile All American Road. 4  Cycle the 31-mile paved Tammany Trace, a trail connecting the communities of Covington, Mandeville, and beyond. MISSISSIPPI ★  You can score your way around more than 140 golf courses in Mississippi, designed by well-known architects such as Arnold Palmer and Jerry Pate. 5  Visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where you can sunbathe, swim or watch the dolphins bobbing through the waves against 26 miles of white-sand beaches. Oldham, KY TENNESSEE 6  Anakeesta is a unique outdoor mountain experience. Explore the scenic Tree Canopy Walk or soar through the air with Gatlinburg’s fastest dual-racing zip line. 7  Experience great outdoor adventure at The Great Smoky Mountain National Park including hiking, biking and zip-lining. KENTUCKY 8  Known as the “Niagara of the South,” the thundering waters of Cumberland Falls are dramatic day or night. You could be lucky enough to see a Moonbow during a full moon. 9  Mammoth Cave National Park is the world’s longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored.