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!
Lonely Planet features the Natchez Trace Parkway in their Fall 2017 issue, “Easy Trips” section.
Join us on the scenic Natchez Trace for the second annual Bike Your Park Day, September 30, 2017!
Lana Lollar, Budget Analyst for the Natchez Trace Parkway, received the Department of the Interior’s prestigious Superior Service Award.