Tennessee River Bridge (MP 327.4-MP 329) Closure for Repairs 12/11/13
The Tennessee River bridge will be closed on Wednesday, 12/11. The closure should not exceed 2 hours. All motorists will be stopped and given a detour map. The detour is about 47 miles long and will add over 1 hour to travel time. Click "More" for maps. 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 »
Salamander Lesson Plans--Alabama
The lesson plans below contain Alabama curriculum standards that address salamanders found along the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.
Kindergarten: KSS--Spotted Salamanders
1st grade: 1SS--Spotted Salamanders
2nd grade: 2SS--Spotted Salamanders
3rd and 4th grades: EAT--Across the Trace
5th grade: MAT--Across the Trace (b)
6th-8th grades: MAT--Across the Trace (b)
High School: HSS--Population Estimation: Capture, March, and Recapture Method
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.