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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

Oprah Daily Features 20 Breathtaking Places to See Fall Foliage

August 3, 2021

Oprah Daily recently featured the Franklin, Tennessee portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway as one of the top 20 breathtaking places to see fall foliage this year. “The Natchez Trace Parkway has long been considered one of the most scenic drives in America; and there is no better time to see it than fall. One […]

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Detour implemented near Tupelo, MS on July 19

July 14, 2021

Release Date: July 15, 2021Contact: Mandi Toy, mandi_toy@nps.gov, 662-680-4017  Detour implemented near Tupelo, MS on July 19  Temporary closure from Milepost 257 to 262  TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway and nearby Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail will close to all traffic including vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians beginning July 19, 2021. A detour will be implemented from Milepost 257 to 262.  The detour will provide safer site conditions for […]

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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 travelawaits.com. Along the banks, a couple of fat cows startled as we floated on by, and the indignant squawk of blue […]

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