Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)
Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. 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 »
First Grade Lesson Plans
Scavenger Hunt: Students will walk along a trail and try to find examples of habitats to match to pictures on the scavenger hunt sheet.
Language Arts and Social Studies
History of the Natchez Trace Parkway: 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 the sidebar to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Powerpoint.
Did You Know?
The double arch bridge at milepost 438 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995 for its innovative design. The bridge rises 155 feet above the valley and eliminates the need for spandrel columns.