Car Free Parkway Experience on the Natchez Trace Parkway

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – On Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 8:00 AM – Noon, the Natchez Trace Parkway will be closed to vehicle traffic between mileposts 429 and 440. This section will be open to bicycles and pedestrian traffic only for a “Car Free Parkway Experience.”

Temporary closure gates will be placed two miles south of Highway 100 at the milepost 440 parking area, the new Highway 96 on ramp, and north of Highway 46. Parking for bicyclists and pedestrians will be available at the milepost 440 parking lot, new Highway 96 access, Pinewood Road Ranger Office, and Garrison Creek. Restrooms are located at Timberland Park (milepost 437) and Garrison Creek (milepost 428). A vehicle detour will be in place using Highways 46, 96, and 100.

The goal of this event is to promote safe outdoor recreation while limiting impacts to vehicle traffic. Parkway staff will be available at each closure gate to assist the public.

WHO:    National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway

WHAT:   Car Free Parkway Experience

WHEN:   Sunday June 17, 2018 8:00 – Noon

WHERE: Mile Markers 440 – 429 (Pinewood Road)

PHOTO/FILM OPPORTUNITIES: Parkway staff will be on hand for this event including Chief Ranger and Public Information Officer Sarah Davis. Interview and photo/film opportunities will be available at the milepost 440 parking lot throughout the event.

MAP: The map includes the event and detour routes and parking locations.