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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

Commercial Vehicles and the Natchez Trace Parkway

November 19, 2020

Release Date: Immediate  Contact: Prashant Lotwala, Chief Ranger,, 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 […]

Storm Damage Cleanup to Begin at Cypress Swamp and River Bend

November 5, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS– The Natchez Trace Parkway will begin storm damage cleanup in the vicinity of Milepost 114 – Milepost 124 this week. Construction crews will be removing storm damaged timber from the perimeter of the motor road, Cypress Swamp, Riverbend, and sections of the National Scenic Trail. Motorists should use caution and watch out for […]

Sections of Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail to Close for Maintenance

October 30, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway will close sections of the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail near Ridgeland, MS starting November 1, 2020. The work will take place along three sections of trail beginning near the Highland Colony Parkway trail crossing and ending south of the Ross Barnett Reservoir Overlook (Milepost 100.8- Milepost 105.3).   Over approximately […]

Natchez Trace Parkway is Increasing Access to Parkway Comfort Stations

October 16, 2020

TUPELO, MS – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Natchez Trace Parkwayis increasing access to the Parkway Comfort Stations. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the  COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased […]

Some Natchez Trace Parkway Sites to Close Due to Hurricane Delta

October 9, 2020

TUPELO, MS – In anticipation of heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Delta, some sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway will close this weekend. Today, October 9, Rocky Springs and Jeff Busby campgrounds will close by noon and Mount Locust will close at 3 PM. These locations will remain closed on Saturday and may […]