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biannual “car free parkway experience” September 29, 2019 and May 17,2020 announced for the natchez trace parkway

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Date: September 23, 2019

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will hold the biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” days for bicyclists and pedestrians between mile markers 429 and 440. Upcoming event dates are September 29, 2019 and May 17, 2020 with future events to be held annually on the last Sunday in September and the third Sunday in May. Closure times will be from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM on each day.       
During these events, there will be no vehicle traffic allowed within this area. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a unit of the National Park Service. It is the goal of this event to promote safe outdoor recreation while having limited impacts to vehicle traffic. 
Closure gates will be placed two miles south of Highway 100 at the parking area at milepost 440, at the New Highway 96 on ramp, and north of Highway 46. National Park Service staff will be available at each closure gate to assist the public. Parking for bicyclists and pedestrians will be available at the parking lot at milepost 440, New Highway 96 access, Pinewood Road Ranger Office, and Garrison Creek. Restrooms and water are limited, with availability at Timberland Park (milepost 437) and Garrison Creek (milepost 428). A vehicle detour will be in place using Highways 46, 96, and 100.

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Last updated: September 23, 2019

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The Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS, is open 9am-4:30pm seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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