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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Journeys of Discovery: Exploring the possibility explorer Meriwether Lewis didn’t commit suicide

June 17, 2021

Article courtesy of kcbx.org. Franklin, Tennessee historian and attorney-at-law Tony Turnbow, investigates the possibility that Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark fame, didn’t commit suicide in 1809. Turnbow shares compelling circumstantial evidence that Lewis was actually murdered and robbed while traveling along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. Turnbow also shares fascinating insights about Aaron Burr and […]

Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with Franklin, TN historian–From Civil War to Civil Rights

June 11, 2021

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Eric Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust. Jacobson talks about the last major battle of the Civil War, The Battle of Franklin in Middle Tennessee, November 30, 1864. He also shares insights about the complex legacy of the Civil War—from advances in medicine to the advent of the KKK. […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Named A Top Family-Friendly Campground in the US

June 10, 2021

The Natchez Trace was named one of the top-family friendly campgrounds from travelpulse.com. Read the full article here.

Exploring the history and natural beauty of the Natchez Trace — once the most important travel route between Mississippi and Tennessee

June 4, 2021

This historic spot is the Natchez Trace, once the most important travel route in the Old Southwest. While only a smattering of the original path exists today, the trail and its rich history are preserved via the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway. Built between 1938 and 2005, the parkway follows the path of the original Trace, […]