Hazardous Tree Clean-up Continues After Winter Storm

February 27, 2021

TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway is asking motorists to watch out for work crews and hazards in the roadway as winter storm clean-up continues. Workers have cleared over 200 downed trees.  Last week’s ice storm weakened many trees along the Parkway causing some to fall and others to become hazardous. The ground remains saturated and forecasted rain may cause more trees to fall. Drivers should be […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Winter Travel Advisory

February 18, 2021

Avoid traveling the Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN  TUPELO, MS – A travel advisory is in effect for the entire Natchez Trace Parkway.  Ice and snow are accumulating rapidly. Rangers are reporting hazardous conditions on the entire 444 miles of motor road and  are advising travelers to stay off the Parkway.    As a reminder, the Natchez Trace Parkway, a unit of the National […]

Additional Sections of Natchez Trace Parkway Close Due to Severe Weather

February 15, 2021

Avoid traveling the Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN  TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway is closed from Mileposts 0 to 152, 355 to 370, and 429 to 442 due to severe weather and icy conditions. Additional closures are anticipated as the severe weather moves along the Parkway. National Park Service rangers are advising individuals to avoid traveling, especially on any section of the Natchez Trace Parkway.   Drivers who slide off the roadway or wreck may have to shelter in place for […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Closed from Milepost 429 – 442 Due to Adverse Weather

February 13, 2021

Icy conditions span the entire Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN  TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travel advisory from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN due to adverse winter weather. The Natchez Trace Parkway is closed from Milepost 429 – 442. We anticipate further closures as conditions deteriorate.  Travelers are advised not to […]

National Park Service implements mask requirement across all parks and federal buildings

February 2, 2021

Date: February 2, 2021Contact: NewsMedia@nps.gov WASHINGTON – To protect the health of those who live, work and visit our national parks and facilities, and in support of the President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the National Park Service (NPS) today implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. “Wearing a […]

Prescribed Fires to be Conducted Along Natchez Trace Parkway

February 1, 2021

TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway will conduct several prescribed fires in Mississippi over the next two months.  As soon as Friday, January 29, fire crews will start burning areas that they have prepared over the winter months.  During prescribed fire operations, smoke warning signs will be placed along the Parkway as a precaution.    Motorists should reduce speed significantly when smoke is visible in the area. Reduce speed to a maximum of […]

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. thestate.com

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 […]