Natchez Trace Parkway Continues to Attract More Visitors

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We tell you how wonderful the Natchez Trace Parkway is and it seems more and more people are discovering that, too. The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in March recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures.

Photo Credit: Terry Wildy
Photo Credit: Terry Wildy

We tell you how wonderful the Natchez Trace Parkway is, and it seems more and more people are discovering it, too. The Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in March recreational visits in 2014 over 2013 figures.“This year, 491,577 people used the Parkway in March compared to 349, 273 who were counted in 2013,” says Parkway Superintendent Mary Risser.

Take a look at the below chart:

2014

2013

January

466,706

443,307

February

422,365

422,579

March

491,577

349,273

Year to date

1,380,648

1,215,159

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. Land, water, plant, animal, 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!