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. Starting from Natchez, Mississippi at the southern end and heading northbound for Nashville, Tennessee, here are some of the most popular points of interest.
What to See
At mile marker 15.5 you'll find Mount Locust, one of the original stands left from the frontier days in the early 1800s. Just like some of the first American travelers, you can take a break for a little rest and refreshment.
The Sunken Trace at mile marker 41.5 is one of the most popular stops along the Trace. Here you'll find the trail in its original state, worn down far below ground level by years of boots, hoofs, and wagon wheels.
The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is at mile marker 266. Its a must see as its staffed every day but Christmas with helpful hands of park rangers ready to give you direction, historical background, and whatever else you need.
Finally, no Trace journey is complete without a gander at Birdsong Hollow. This beautiful bridge spans even more amazing scenery beneath the overlook, and it's a great reason for a short stop at mile marker 438.
What to Eat
Now, with all of that fun-filled historic and natural magic, most of us tend to work up an appetite. On the Trace, good eats are just around the next curve! Here's your guide to fine dining, family-friendly treats, and special southern delicacies no matter where you want to eat. Just click on each community for more dining information:
So get out on the Trace sometime soon and see what fun you can find. There a plenty of places to feed your curiosity – and your belly along the way!