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
Find article link here. September 29, 2020 By Debi Landermail@floridanewsline.com American Indians, Ohio Valley riverboat traders, European settlers, soldiers, slaves, and future presidents trod the Natchez Trace, one of America’s oldest trails. It took about 35 days by foot, 25 days on horseback. Later widened for wagons, the route was eventually abandoned in favor of […]Read More
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will not hold the biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” day for bicyclists and pedestrians in September 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is usually held in May and on the last Saturday of September between mile markers 429 and 440 in Tennessee. “The health […]Read More
RIDGELAND, MS: The previously closed section of the Natchez Trace Parkway motor road has been re-opened to traffic until further notice. The section of parkway from US 49 (mile marker 93.1) to I-55 (mile marker 100.7) near Ridgeland, Mississippi was previously closed due to hazardous road conditions. Those conditions have been mitigated as a result […]Read More
TUPELO, MS – The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association will present a special program of dulcimer music from 10 am to noon on Saturday, March 7, 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 knowledge and […]Read More
The National Park Service Announces the Finding of No Significant Impact for Proposed Easement Improvements to US Highway 61 at Port Gibson, Mississippi
TUPELO, MS: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document is now available at www.nps.gov/natr. The FONSI grants a highway easement deed to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (Project N. 101819) for the proposed US 61 improvements at Port Gibson, Mississippi, which includes the construction of a highway bypass across the Natchez […]Read More
TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those pioneers who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. […]Read More