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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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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

Journeys of Discovery: Featuring The Natchez Trace

January 21, 2021

Journeys of Discovery: Exploring Amber Falls Winery in the heart of Tennessee’s Natchez TraceAmber Falls Winery and Cellars, situated close to the Natchez Trace Parkway, is just 17 minutes away from the town of Hohenwald and an hour and a quarter to downtown Nashville. In addition to a tasting room with retail sales and outdoor live-music […]

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The New York Times (1995): Following an 8,000-Year-Old Buffalo Trail

January 11, 2021

About the ArchiveThis is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. GLIDING through the cool, pine-scented air of a Mississippi spring morning, my bicycle’s tires humming […]

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10,000 miles of national park trails restored in 16 states. It took three years

January 8, 2021

The National Park Foundation and Nature Valley completed a three-year project to restore 10,000 miles of trails within 19 national parks across 16 states, including the Natchez Trace Parkway. Read the story here. thestate.com

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Controlled Burning along Natchez Trace Parkway

December 10, 2020

TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway will conduct several small prescribed fires (controlled burns) in the Tupelo area during the month of December 2020.  All fires will be small scale and limited to mid-day burning to help mitigate any potential smoke impacts.   During prescribed fire operations, smoke warning signs will be placed along the parkway as […]

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Outside Magazine: 50 Family Adventures Across the U.S. for 2021

December 9, 2020

Take a look at Outside Magazine’s blog, “50 Family Adventures Across the U.S. for 2021” featuring the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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Commercial Vehicles and the Natchez Trace Parkway

November 19, 2020

Release Date: Immediate  Contact: Prashant Lotwala, Chief Ranger, prashant_lotwala@nps.gov, 662-680-4013    TUPELO, MS – On November 18, 2020, early in the morning, law enforcement Park Ranger Tim McElwain was conducting traffic enforcement patrol when he stopped four semi-trucks on the Parkway near milepost 250 and cited all four drivers. Later in the afternoon, Ranger McElwain stopped two additional […]

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