Increase in April Recreational Visits in 2014

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“The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in April recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 512,813 people used the Parkway in April compared to 512,248 who were counted in 2013.”

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More and more visitors are discovering how fantastic the Natchez Trace Parkway is. The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in April recreational visits this year compared to last, and there’s a reason for it!

“The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in April recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 512,813 people used the Parkway in April compared to 512,248 who were counted in 2013.”

2014 2013
April 512,813 512,248
Year to date 1,893,461 1,727,407

These numbers continue to put the Natchez Trace Parkway on track to be among the top ten most visited National Park Service sites. With many recreational activities to match any interest or experience level, visitors continue to enjoy all the Natchez Trace has to offer. Whether camping, motorcycling, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, or horseback riding, there are countless opportunities to experience the natural resources of the area. The Natchez Trace Parkway is an outdoor paradise! It provides recreational fun for all ages and outdoor lovers. The Parkway offers a multitude of ways to play and a dazzling array of places to simply soak in the natural wonders of a beautifully preserved landscape. Click here to learn more about recreational activities on the Trace.

Natchez Trace Parkway is Designated as a National Scenic Byway & All-American Road.
Natchez Trace Parkway is designated as a National Scenic Byway & All-American Road.

Also designated as a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, the Parkway encourages travelers to experience historic and scenic landscapes at a leisurely pace. The Natchez Trace provides a near-continuous greenway from the southern Appalachian foothills of Tennessee to the bluffs of the lower Mississippi River. Along the way are sites like Emerald Mound, a national historic landmark and one of the largest American Indian mounds in the United States; and Mount Locust, one of only two surviving stands.

With interesting historic stops and attractions, recreational activities and beautiful scenic views, it’s clear why people keep coming back to visit the Natchez Trace Parkway. Don’t forget to like The Natchez Trace on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to tell us about your Parkway visit and stay up with the latest news!