• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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  • 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 »

Places To Go

Choosing spots to visit along the 444 mile long Natchez Trace Parkway can be overwhelming. Regardless of your interests, there are plenty of opportunities to get out of your car and experience a part of the parkway. Whether you are traveling the parkway from Natchez to Nashville, or a section in between, you may find these suggestions helpful while planning your trip.

From Natchez to Jackson, Mississippi you will find a prehistoric mound site, a historic structure, numerous short hiking trails, and some of the best examples of the "Old Trace."

From Jackson to Tupelo, Mississippi, there are recreational activities at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, scenic overlooks, and archeological sites.

From Tupelo north through Alabama to the Tennessee State line, there are opportunities for short walks, stops at prehistoric mound sites and other historical points of interest. Those who are interested in the Civil War may enjoy Tupelo National Battlefield and Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield located near Tupelo, Mississippi.

Once in Tennessee, you will find more stops with both natural and historical significance, including the Old Trace Drive and beautiful waterfalls.

Did You Know?

Emerald Mound, Mississippi

Emerald Mound is the largest Mississippian Period ceremonial mound along the Natchez Trace Parkway, and covers nearly eight acres.