• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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  • 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 »

Ranger-Led Activities and Events in the Meriwether Lewis Area

Visitors join a ranger for a scheduled talk.

Visitors join a ranger at the annual Meriwether Lewis Craft Fair.

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You may chose to join a park ranger and explore parts of the original Trace, or learn more about Meriwether Lewis. Ranger programs are always free; schedules and topics vary by season. Please call 1-800-305-7417 for more information on ranger-led activities.

Did You Know?

The Tennessee River along the Natchez Trace Parkway

George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.