A Drive through History

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.


Fall Colors on the Parkway

Fall Colors on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway comes alive with color every autumn. Please follow the link for a fall color report, which is updated weekly.

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Camping along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Camping is one way to take your time, and enjoy the Natchez Trace. Learn more about the camping opportunities along the Parkway.

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Bicycling the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bike route. Learn the "Ten Things You Need to Know" before setting out on your adventure.

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New Videos: get a glimpse before you come!

Whether your interest is in history, natural resources, recreation, or all three, these new web shorts will whet your appetite for a coming visit.

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Places to Go

Choosing spots to visit along the 444 mile long Natchez Trace Parkway can be overwhelming. See our recommendations of the top spots to see.

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