Remembering the Chickasaw Homeland and Tennessee’s “Trail of Tears”

May 30, 2021

Read the full article from the In 1837, the 4th of July wasn’t a day of celebration for the 3,000 Chickasaw people gathered in Memphis that day. Instead, as […]

Camp, hike, paddle and fish: Enjoy the outdoors at these 5 great places near Jackson

May 15, 2021

From visiting a town that no longer exists to exploring a swamp, there’s a lot to do in the outdoors within a short drive of Jackson, including the Natchez Trace […]

‘Fighting Devil’s Backbone’: A story about the Natchez Trace

May 13, 2021

Read the full article on A widow with two sons and no family to help her, Sarah Perkins faced a bleak future remaining in Pennsylvania with her boys in […]

Blackland Prairie Trail gets a facelift

May 7, 2021

Natchez Trace Parkway has partnered with the Southeast Conservation Corps to improve Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail sections and increase stewardship awareness. Last week, with a generous donation from the […]

Top Ten Nature-Infused Reasons To Come And Play In Nashville’s Big Back Yard

April 28, 2021

LEIPERS FORK, Tenn., April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Nashville’s Big Back Yard is a natural watershed area south of Music City ready to be explored.  This giant playground features scenic vistas, rivers, streams, […]

Natchez Trace Parkway named one of Top 10 Most Visited National Parks in 2020

March 31, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Natchez Trace Parkway was ranked one of the Top 10 Most Visited National Parks in 2020, according to the National Park Service. The Natchez Trace […]

Ridgeland re-brands spring festival at Renaissance

March 27, 2021

Read the full article from RIDGELAND — As outdoor activities begin to return statewide, officials here say they are looking forward to an art and wine festival slated for […]

National Park visits – Surprising statistics about last year’s visitors

March 2, 2021

Read the full article from Pandemic points The total number of visits to national parks in 2020? Some 237 million national park visits. Yes, that is down, and a […]

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 […]

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 […]