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 »
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?
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.