Spring Wildflowers on the Natchez Trace Parkway

During the spring months, the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway is set to bloom into full beauty as the sun peeks out and the temperatures rise. We are happy to announce that it’s officially springtime and the dogwoods, redbuds, and blooming wildflowers are popping up along the Trace! It’s the perfect time to get outdoors to enjoy this gorgeous spring scenery.

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Bright redbuds on the Natchez Trace. (photo credit: Stuart Deming)

From Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee, the Natchez Trace is vibrant with wildflowers for all to enjoy. As you travel this 444-mile route, the flowering trees give the perfect opportunity to experience springtime. Whether your unhurried trip through time is by car, RV, bike, or foot, take a moment to appreciate the foliage’s natural charm and snap a picture or two. Take a look at our Pinterest board to see some of the spring flowers dotted along the way.

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Natchez Trace Parkway in Spring (photo credit: scenicpathways.com)

But spring isn’t just meant for dogwoods and redbuds to come out and appreciate the sunshine. Visitors can enjoy outdoor recreational activities like cycling, hiking, fishing, and camping. Bring your loved ones, friends, and the pups – all is welcome on the Trace!

Remember that not only is the Natchez Trace Parkway a National Scenic Byway, it’s also a historic one. Take the time to visit the interpretive sites and attractions to get a true feel of its culture and history.

Springtime is the perfect time to get out and explore the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Need help planning your trip? Click here for travel itineraries, an Interactive Map and to plan your own itinerary. You can also download our free Visitors Guide and watch videos.

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Redbuds on the Natchez Trace Parkway
Redbuds on the Natchez Trace Parkway