Thing to Do

Picnicking along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Two picnic tables under a magnolia tree
Picnicking is a great way to take a break. Food is available nearby.

NPS photo / Jane Farmer

Natchez Trace Parkway

Picnicking is a great way to stop and enjoy driving the Natchez Trace Parkway. If you didn't pack your picnic basket, there are plenty of places just off the Parkway where you can grab a bite to eat and carry it back to a picnic table. Many of our pull offs have a picnic table or two, and we have several picnic areas.

Below are listed some of the favorites.

Please remember to carry out your trash and don't leave any for the critters. The more critters visit near the road, the more likely they are to become a picnic for buzzards.

North End -Tennessee to Mississippi (milepost 444-309)

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    North Mississippi

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      Central Mississippi to Southern Terminus - (milepost 193.1-0)

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        Last updated: November 4, 2021