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
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.comRead More
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 […]Read More