The Dan Overly Boardwalk in Ridgeland connects the Mississippi Craft Center and the Natchez Trace Parkway. Named in honor of the Craftsmen’s Guild’s first...
Milepost 17.5 – Coles Creek – Picnic area and restrooms.
Milepost 18.4 – Bullen Creek – A self-guiding trail leads through a mixed hardwood-pine forest. The walk takes 15 minutes.
Milepost 41.5 – Sunken Trace – Self-guiding trail. Allow five minutes to walk through a deeply eroded section of the original trace.
Milepost 54.8 – Rocky Springs – A short trail from the upper parking area leads to the old townsite. Camping, picnicking, ranger station, restrooms,...
Milepost 105.6 – Reservoir Overlook – Ross Barnett Reservoir on the Pearl River parallels the parkway for eight miles.
Milepost 107.9 – West Florida Boundary – This old boundary ran from the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers’ confluence east to the Chattahoochee.
Milepost 122.0 – Cypress Swamp – Self-guiding trail. Allow 20 minutes to walk through a water Tupelo/bald-cypress swamp.
Milepost 128.4 – Upper Choctaw Boundary – Self-guiding trail. Allow 10 minutes to walk in area that features southern pines. A line of trees...
Milepost 130.9 – Yockanookany – Picnic area
Milepost 135.5 – Robinson Road – Dating from 1821 this road connected Jackson and Columbus, Mississippi. It also has a picnic area.
Milepost 140.0 – Red Dog Road – Named for a Choctaw chief, the road was open in 1834.
Milepost 145.1 – Myrick Creek – Self-guiding trail. Take 10 minutes to learn about the beavers here.
Milepost 164.3 – Hurricane Creek – Self guiding trail. Allow 15 minutes to walk in area that identifies the plants found in different soil...
Milepost 175.6 – Cole Creek – A short self-guiding trail through a water Tupelo/bald-cypress swamp.
Milepost 176.3 – Bethel Mission – One of the 13 Choctaw missions was one-half mile to the northwest. Picnic area.
Milepost 193.1 – Jeff Busby – Picnic area, campground, gas station, store, phone, and restrooms. Self-guiding trail. Allow 20 minutes to walk through area...
Milepost 198.6 – Old Trace is a portion of the original roadway leads into the woods.
Posted on July 18, 2019