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The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. This scenic parkway links Natchez with Nashville and crosses some of the most beautiful terrain in the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. The Parkway has been declared a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road, and has been chosen as one of America’s 10 best biking roads. Open year-round for motorists, hikers and bikers, it provides visitors the opportunity for an unhurried trip through time.

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What to Do

There are so many great historic and cultural highlights to visit on the Natchez Trace Parkway that it can seem difficult just deciding where to start. Allow us to help! From visiting interpretive sites to enjoying a tasty bite to eat in one of our 18 communities, your Natchez Trace journey will be filled with adventure.

Latest Trace News

These Are The Greatest American Roads You Can Travel By Motorcycle

July 13, 2021

Hitting the road on a motorcycle is truly a freeing experience, and these All-American roads are exactly the escape you need. Few things compare to riding a motorcycle on the open road. The air feels fresh and exhilarating. Being outdoors and on the move boosts the mood. Sounds and sights seem closer. The experience puts the […]

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Planned Road Repair near Tupelo, MS in Near Future

July 10, 2021

Five mile sections of Parkway roadway will be completely closed to traffic between milepost 257 (HWY 6 / HWY 278)) and 266 (Visitor Center) starting some time around mid- to late July. The process of repair will take 4-5 months, depending on weather. Read the alert from NPS here. More from WTVA here, as well.

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New superintendent named for Natchez Trace Parkway

July 8, 2021

National Park Service (NPS) acting Regional Director Pedro Ramos announced the selection of Douglas “Doug” Neighbor as the new superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site and Tupelo National Battlefield, effective Aug. 15. Read the article from Lewis Herald County here. “Doug is an established leader deeply committed to the protection […]

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Leipers Fork, TN to Muscle Shoals, AL: 7 Adorable Country Towns To Experience

June 24, 2021

On a clear April day, the lazy Buffalo River near Linden, Tennessee, was even lazier in the warm sunshine, its steady current breezily pushing our kayaks along the green-covered shores. Read the article from Along the banks, a couple of fat cows startled as we floated on by, and the indignant squawk of blue […]

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Journeys of Discovery: Exploring the possibility explorer Meriwether Lewis didn’t commit suicide

June 17, 2021

Article courtesy of Franklin, Tennessee historian and attorney-at-law Tony Turnbow, envestigates the possibility that Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark fame, didn’t commit suicide in 1809. Turnbow shares compelling circumstantial evidence that Lewis was actually murdered and robbed while traveling along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. Turnbow also shares fascinating insights about Aaron Burr and […]

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Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with Franklin, TN historian–From Civil War to Civil Rights

June 11, 2021

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Eric Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust. Jacobson talks about the last major battle of the Civil War, The Battle of Franklin in Middle Tennessee, November 30, 1864. He also shares insights about the complex legacy of the Civil War—from advances in medicine to the advent of the KKK. […]

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