Take a unique journey from Natchez to Nashville
The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. This scenic parkway links Natchez with Nashville and crosses some of the most beautiful terrain in the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. The Parkway has been declared a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road, and has been chosen as one of America’s 10 best biking roads. Open year-round for motorists, hikers and bikers, it provides visitors the opportunity for an unhurried trip through time.
What to Do
There are so many great historic and cultural highlights to visit on the Natchez Trace Parkway that it can seem difficult just deciding where to start. Allow us to help! From visiting interpretive sites to enjoying a tasty bite to eat in one of our 18 communities, your Natchez Trace journey will be filled with adventure.
Latest Trace News
RIDGELAND, MS: Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that a section of the bike and walk trail from the South Perkins Street (milepost 101.8) to Highway 51 in Ridgeland, Mississippi (milepost 102.2) is closed for repairs. The trail will be re-opened as soon as repairs are completed. The closure is anticipated to last through mid-February. www.nps.govRead More
TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Quill Pen Writing” a Junior Ranger program held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 10 am. Join a park ranger, dressed in living history attire, for a 45-minute program to learn about how people use to write […]Read More
RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on January 18, 2020 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The Natchez Trace String Band, a small group of local acoustic musicians, will fill the cabin with the sounds of traditional folk, […]Read More
Celebrating 210 Years of Unique HistoryMay 9, 2020 Walt Grayson, Wolf River Drum & Bagpipe, Dixie National Wagon Train, Chief Pushmataha Reenactor, British and American Reenactors from War of 1812, Mass Choir and others to appear. When Congress approved a post road from Nashville to Natchez in 1806, trader Louis LeFleur decided to build an […]Read More
TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Whose Moon Is That?” Discover who really owns the moon as we follow a curious cat […]Read More
TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10 am to noon on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its […]Read More