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Natchez Trace Parkway

From Natchez to Nashville! The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks", settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

Choosing spots to visit along the 444 mile long Natchez Trace Parkway can be overwhelming. Regardless of your interests, there are plenty of opportunities to get out of your car and experience a part of the parkway. Whether you are traveling the parkway from Natchez to Nashville, or a section in between, you may find these suggestions helpful while planning your trip.

From Natchez to Jackson, Mississippi you will find a prehistoric mound site, a historic structure, numerous short hiking trails, and some of the best examples of the "Old Trace."

From Jackson to Tupelo, Mississippi, there are recreational activities at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, scenic overlooks, and archeological sites.

From Tupelo north through Alabama to the Tennessee State line, there are opportunities for short walks, stops at prehistoric mound sites and other historical points of interest. Those who are interested in the Civil War may enjoy Tupelo National Battlefield and Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield located near Tupelo, Mississippi.

Once in Tennessee, you will find more stops with both natural and historical significance, including the Old Trace Drive and beautiful waterfalls.

Learn more at www.scenictrace.com



  
 
 
 
Thursday April 24, 2014