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TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY DUE TO HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS

As a result of winter weather conditions, the Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travel advisory from Hwy 8 near Houston, MS to the northern terminus near Nashville, TN. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Pioneer Day – February 28

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer-era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Recognizes Volunteers in Parks and Very Important People

Denny Sims and his wife

TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program has recently been redesigned in an effort to reach the Centennial goal of one million additional volunteers for the National Park Service. With funding provided through the Southeast Region Special VIP program, the park hosted several volunteer events, including a Volunteer Fair in Ridgeland, MS to increase awareness of VIP opportunities. Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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December Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in December recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 688,064 people used the Parkway in November compared to 478,080 who were counted in 2013. Continue reading

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More than 16,000 Trees Planted Along the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is home to more than 16,000 brand new tree seedlings, planted near the new intersection of Highway 6 and Parkway milepost 257. “When the new roadway came through, some forest was removed,” said Dr. Lisa McInnis, Chief of Resource Management. “This project will restore some of that forested habitat, and provide for scenic protection going into the future.” Continue reading

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ELEVEN EMPLOYEES WITH MORE THAN 300 YEARS OF COMBINED SERVICE RETIRE FROM NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY

“These employees have contributed more than 300 years of combined service to the Parkway, stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “They take with them an incredible amount of institutional knowledge and experience. We will miss them but wish them well.” Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY PREPARES FOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S SECOND CENTURY

HEADQUARTERS, TUPELO, MS: “The National Park Service will celebrate the beginning of its second century on August 28, 2016,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “To prepare for the celebration, staff members spent a week landscaping around the visitor center and headquarters … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway – FY2015 Prescribed Fire Schedule

TN, AL, and MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway released its prescribed fire (controlled burning) schedule for 2014-2015. From December 2014 through September 2015, prescribed fire operations will be conducted at various locations along the Parkway. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway – Controlled Burn Madison County, MS

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct two prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Madison County, MS on December 10 and 11, 2014. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway – Controlled Burn Madison County, MS

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct two prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Madison County, MS on December 10 and 11, 2014. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway – Controlled Burn Madison County, MS

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway plans to conduct two prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Madison County, MS on December 10 and 11, 2014. Continue reading

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November Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in November recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 747,606 people used the Parkway in November compared to 505,759 who were counted in 2013.” Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Ridgeland Information Cabin Restroom Closure

Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that the restroom located at the Ridgeland Information Cabin, at milepost 102.4, is closed until further notice. Continue reading

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October Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway is Released

“The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a significant increase in October recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 747,606 people used the Parkway in October compared to 546,421 who were counted in 2013.” Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer-era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The presentations will show the challenges faced, and creative solutions developed, by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. Continue reading

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