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 »
Third Grade Lesson Plans
Role Playing on the Natchez Trace Parkway: Two part lesson. At a trail head, (or in a gym) students will role-play boatmen, American Indians, outlaws, and bears in a game, then walk down a short trail to obtain information to write sentences or a paragraph.
Role Playing on the Natchez Trace Parkway: At a trail head (or in a gym) students will role-play boatmen, American Indians, outlaws, and bears in a game, then walk down a short trail to obtain information to write sentences or a paragraph.
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.