For Kids

A Junior Ranger wears the fire gear during a special program.
A Junior Ranger wears fire gear and learns how to put out a fire during a special program.

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The entire family will enjoy traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway. Whether you spend a few hours, or a few days on the Parkway, kids will have fun exploring the Natchez Trace.

Both children and adults can stop to take some of the short walks along the Parkway. Family-friendly walks include Cypress Swamp, at milepost 122.0, Chickasaw Village, at milepost 261.8, and Rock Spring at milepost 330.2. At about 1/2 mile each, these short walks will get you out of the car and on the trail to explore a cypress swamp, a historic village, or Colbert Creek where hummingbirds are often seen in the fall.

All Ranger-led programs are open to families, and special Junior Ranger Programs are scheduled on most saturdays. Check out our calendar of events for current programs.

Do you and your kids find yourselves "parked" at home and missing the Natchez Trace Parkway? Download and print coloring pages at home. Then, share a picture of your artwork work with us on social media. We will be adding new pages periodically so keep checking back.

Last updated: April 22, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:

(800) 305-7417
The Visitor Center is open during normal business hours seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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