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 »
Kindergarten Lesson Plans
Environmental Awareness: Using the historic and natural setting of the Natchez Trace Parkway, students will use their senses to gain knowledge of a forest ecosystem, and some unique features of this environment. Pre-site lesson, on-site lesson and post-site lesson. See Curriculum Materials page for more information and download.
History of the Natchez Trace Parkway: The Teacher will read How the Natchez Trace Came to Be, to the students and the students will draw pictures representing the Natchez Trace. Click on the link on right to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Power Point. (see link on sidebar)
Did You Know?
Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.