Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history. The travel corridor that became the Natchez Trace dates back many centuries. It bisected the traditional homelands of the Natchez, Chickasaw and Choctaw nations. It was the homeward bound footpath for traders who floated their goods in boats down the Mississippi River to Natchez, Mississippi, the capital of the old southwest. It became a postal route and a military road.

Today the Natchez Trace provides a near-continuous greenway from the southern Appalachian foothills of Tennessee to the bluffs of the lower Mississippi River. Visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, picknicking, camping, and educational opportunities. Commemorating the old travel corridor, the Natchez Trace Parkway was established as a unit of the National Park Service in 1938.

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Latitude: 31.53021 Longitude: -91.384995 Elevation: 160 ft
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Recreational Opportunities

Scenic drive, hiking, boating, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, camping

Seasons Accessible

All

Fees

None

Accessibility Notes

Varies by location on Parkway

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets allowed on leashes 6' or less.

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