A Drive through History

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

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Students Discourage Distracted Driving

The Parkway recently worked with Tupelo High School students on a project designed to raise awareness of the consequences of distracted driving.

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Bicycling the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bike route. Learn the "Ten Things You Need to Know" before setting out on your adventure.

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Places to Go

Choosing spots to visit along the 444 mile long Natchez Trace Parkway can be overwhelming. See our recommendations of the top spots to see.

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New Videos: get a glimpse before you come!

Whether your interest is in history, natural resources, recreation, or all three, these new web shorts will whet your appetite for a coming visit.

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Camping along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Camping is one way to take your time, and enjoy the Natchez Trace. Learn more about the camping opportunities along the Parkway.

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