Visitors and supporters often ask how the Trace has affected the economies of the towns along the Trace. As a partial answer, here is a sampling of businesses that have been started specifically to cater to Trace users, and existing businesses where it is common to see a lot of Trace users
Lau-Tori's Fine Foods in Sumrall,
with a full bike rack at lunchtime
Pat and Mike Zeller from Hot Springs AR enjoy lunch at La-tori's. They rode the
Tammany Trace in Louisiana on Saturday, then came and rode the Longleaf Trace
on Sunday and Monday. They stayed at the Ramada Inn, and plan to look for other
things to do while they are here. They heard about the Trace from another member of
their (Hot Springs) Ouachita Hiking Club, who told them it was a great place to ride.
A bike shop/snack bar/golf cart rental under construction in Sumrall
75 Railroad Avenue Sumrall, MS 39482 601.758.4900
Several picnic tables are available at Sumrall Depot
Apparently the benches are a good place to rest?
A B&B Near Clyde Depot
A B&B near Jackson Station
Melba Grocery and Deli is just off the Trace between Sumrall and Bassfield
Four K Stables in Bassfield has deluxe stables, RV, camping, and bunkhouse facilities
Property along the Trace has risen in value.
Here's a new development that highlights it's location adjacent to the Trace
Many people have bought new bikes or accessories to ride the Trace.
Moore's Bike Shop in Hattiesburg is a full service sales
and repair shop which caters to visitors to the Trace.
They also rent bicycles at their Gateway Southern Miss shop.
Clyde Depot is a private facility, built for use by Trace users.
Here a group from Laurel enjoys a picnic during their outing
There are several small groceries and quick stops within sight of the Trace in Sumrall,
Bassfield, Carson, and Prentiss where sports drinks and food can be purchased. Here
is Kim West in front of Kim West Grocery, just off the Trace in Bassfield
There are Ward's restaurants in Prentiss, Sumrall and Bassfield (shown above)
Lighthouse Cafe in Bassfield is just across from Wards near the Shell Station
A new business advertises on the Trace
Prentiss' motels and restaurants have benefited from Trace business
Pizza to Go
Jim's Riverside Restaurant, open 4-9 PM Thursday, 4-10 PM Friday,