Sequestration Effects on the Parkway
On March 1, 2013, the Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Click the link to learn about visitor center, restroom, and services impacts. More »
Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
Experience a Depth of Understanding
The Natchez Trace Parkway offers opportunities for teachers to help students develop a depth of understanding for the world around them. The Parkway covers 10,000 years of human history; includes 52,000 acres of land embracing four ecosystems and eight watersheds; and also provides a variety of healthy and fun outdoor recreational opportunities. Our education program reflects this diversity and provides opportunities for teachers to use the park as a classroom for a teaching tool both in the classroom or in the field. Rangers may be available to lead field trips or present classroom programs. Teachers are always welcome to use our lesson plans and lead their own field trips. The Natchez Trace Parkway also provides professional development opportunities and Volunteer experiences for both active and retired teachers. The Natchez Trace Parkway staff covers three states, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. For more information call 662-680-4015.
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Did You Know?
The "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.