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April 23, 2015
Natchez Trace Parkway Tourism Creates $136 Million in Local Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service report shows that 5,846,473 visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2014 spent $136 million in communities near the park, which supported 1,843 jobs in the local area.

April 20, 2015
87 Year Old Man Passes Away While Biking on the Natchez Trace Parkway
Monday, April 20, 2015, at 1:27 p.m., emergency responders responded to an incident involving a bicyclist on the Parkway south of Highway 82 at Milepost 201.

April 08, 2015
Apparent Suicide from Highway 96 Bridge
On April 8, 2015 at 3:42 p.m., a report of an apparent suicide from the Natchez Trace Parkway Double Arch Bridge was received by the Williamson County Sheriff Office.

April 08, 2015
Natchez Trace Parkway Colbert Ferry Boat Ramp Closure
The Natchez Trace Parkway, Colbert Ferry boat ramp area at milepost 327.3 and the Tennessee River in Alabama will be temporarily closed beginning April 8, 2015. The closure is due to emergency operations being conducted from the boat ramp area.

April 07, 2015
Natchez Trace Rangers Receive Awards for Training Excellence
Four rangers with the Natchez Trace Parkway received awards for excellence in training from the National Park Service (NPS).

April 02, 2015
The Natchez Trace Parkway Joins National Find Your Park Movement with a Wildlife and Nature Festival
The Natchez Trace Parkway joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at A hands-on event designed to help people find their park and to promote an interest in the natural world will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS.

March 23, 2015
Wildflower Walk at Chickasaw Village Site
Join a park ranger for a Wildflower Walk on Saturday, April 4, 2015. This event will take place at 10:00 AM at the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8 on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Tupelo, Mississippi).

March 04, 2015
Natchez Trace Parkway Traffic Rerouted at Northern Terminus
The exit ramp from the Parkway to TN 100 East will be closed and traffic will be rerouted to McCrory Lane. Safety concerns have arisen due to motorists exiting via this ramp directly onto TN 100 East and then making unsafe left turns to access businesses.

January 28, 2015
The Natchez Trace Parkway Recognizes Volunteers in Parks and Very Important People
The Natchez Trace Parkway Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program has recently been redesigned in an effort to reach the Centennial goal of one million additional volunteers for the National Park Service.

January 06, 2015
More than 16,000 Trees Planted Along the Natchez Trace Parkway
The Natchez Trace Parkway is home to more than 16,000 brand new tree seedlings, planted near the new intersection of Highway 6 and Parkway milepost 257.

December 19, 2014
By the end of the year, Natchez Trace Parkway will say “Happy Trails” to 11 employees who have decided to exchange the day-to-day grind for a life of leisure.

December 09, 2014
“The National Park Service will celebrate the beginning of its second century on August 28, 2016,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “To prepare for the celebration, staff members spent a week landscaping around the visitor center and headquarters building near Tupelo.”

December 09, 2014
Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2015
The Natchez Trace Parkway released its prescribed fire (controlled burning) schedule for 2014-2015.

December 04, 2014
Natchez Trace Parkway Ridgeland Information Cabin Restroom Closure
Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that the restroom located at the Ridgeland Information Cabin, at milepost 102.4, is closed until further notice.

September 15, 2014
The Natchez Trace Parkway recognized the contributions of long-time seasonal employees to the operation of the Parkway. Seasonal employees join the National Park Service’s workforce during the busiest time of the year to augment the efforts of permanent employees.

February 13, 2013
Portion of National Scenic Trail Closed near Tupelo, MS
A section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail near Tupelo, MS will be closed for a period of two years. The Blackland Prairie trail will be closed between Old Town Creek and milepost 264.8.

March 01, 2012
Partnership to Bring War of 1812 to Life
The Natchez Trace Parkway, the 7th US Infantry Living History Association, and the Natchez Trace Parkway Association have joined together to bring living history demonstrations of War of 1812 events to the public.

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