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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.

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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

Commercial Vehicles and the Natchez Trace Parkway

November 19, 2020

Release Date: Immediate  Contact: Prashant Lotwala, Chief Ranger, prashant_lotwala@nps.gov, 662-680-4013    TUPELO, MS – On November 18, 2020, early in the morning, law enforcement Park Ranger Tim McElwain was conducting traffic enforcement patrol when he stopped four semi-trucks on the Parkway near milepost 250 and cited all four drivers. Later in the afternoon, Ranger McElwain stopped two additional […]

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3 Things You Didn’t Know About The Natchez Trace

November 18, 2020

There are plenty of things many visitors already know about one of America’s favorite scenic byway (the Natchez Trace Parkway, of course). But you may not know these 3 interesting facts!

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Storm Damage Cleanup to Begin at Cypress Swamp and River Bend

November 5, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS– The Natchez Trace Parkway will begin storm damage cleanup in the vicinity of Milepost 114 – Milepost 124 this week. Construction crews will be removing storm damaged timber from the perimeter of the motor road, Cypress Swamp, Riverbend, and sections of the National Scenic Trail. Motorists should use caution and watch out for […]

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Sections of Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail to Close for Maintenance

October 30, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway will close sections of the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail near Ridgeland, MS starting November 1, 2020. The work will take place along three sections of trail beginning near the Highland Colony Parkway trail crossing and ending south of the Ross Barnett Reservoir Overlook (Milepost 100.8- Milepost 105.3).   Over approximately […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway is Increasing Access to Parkway Comfort Stations

October 16, 2020

TUPELO, MS – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Natchez Trace Parkwayis increasing access to the Parkway Comfort Stations. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the  COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased […]

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Fall Foliage on the Natchez Trace Parkway

October 16, 2020

Take a look at these beautiful fall foliage photos along on the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway.

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