In the old days of the Natchez Trace Parkway, thousands of travelers (referred to as “Kaintucks”) endured long journeys by foot in some of the toughest conditions. Their journeys are what make history on the Trace alive today.
There are many places to visit along the historic 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway. From Natchez to Nashville, you’ll have to the opportunity to visit some extraordinary places, filled with beauty and 10,000 years of American history.
See where and when to enjoy beautiful dogwoods along the Natchez Trace Parkway this spring!
As we all know, it has been pretty cold along the Natchez Trace Parkway. We recently made the case for why winter is a great time to visit the trace, and it seems folks may agree! The Trace saw nearly 700,000 visitors during the last month of 2014. That’s an increase of over 200,000 visitors from the same time last year. That figure also puts the 444 mile scenic byway on track to near 7 million visitors for the year, and be quite the contender in the Top 10 Most Visit National Park Service Sites. Those aren’t bad numbers to kick off the new year and begin the celebration of the National Park Services Centennial in 2016!
One of the more popular things to love about the Natchez Trace are the endless opportunities for outdoor fun–one in particular… camping.
Love traveling and experiencing nature’s beauty? Now’s time to visit the scenic Natchez Trace! Brilliant fall foliage is blooming along this 444-mile National Scenic Byway.
Love hiking and the great outdoors? Hike through history and enjoy the natural beauty around you when you visit the Natchez Trace Parkway.
As part of the National Park Services’ strategy to enhance employee safety, the Natchez Trace Parkway’s Safety, Health, and Wellness Committee developed an Award Coin program.
Did you know that crash rates are three times higher at night? Did you know on the Natchez Trace Parkway 33% of all serious injury crashes and fatalities occur at night when visitation is the lowest? October is a good time to talk about the risks associated with night driving because days are getting shorter and daylight savings time is nearing an end.
Traveling in an Recreational Vehicle is a great way to explore the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. See why!