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NatchezTraceTravel.com is a travel guide for both the parkway and the towns and areas located near the Natchez Trace.


Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee

Tennessee

The northern part of the original Natchez Trace and the Natchez Trace Parkway (101 miles) travel through Middle Tennessee from Nashville to the Alabama state line.

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Natchez Trace Parkway in Alabama

Alabama

The middle part of the original Natchez Trace and the Natchez Trace Parkway travel (33 miles) through northwest Alabama.

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Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi

Mississippi

The southern part of the original Natchez Trace and the Natchez Trace Parkway (308 miles) travel through the state of Mississippi from the Alabama state line to Natchez.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Bed and Breakfasts

Nearby Lodging

Taking an overnight trip on the Trace without advance planning can be difficult, as lodging is limited in many areas and the park service does not permit advertising on the parkway. Plan ahead (or last minute) using NatchezTraceTravel.com:

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Bicycling the Natchez Trace

Bicycling the Trace

Read our Top 10 Reasons to Bicycle the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Plus, information, elevation maps, videos, cyclist comments and reviews, trip photo galleries, food/market info, bike shop directory, advice and tips and a free biking the Trace itinerary planner.

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Motorcycling the Natchez Trace Parkway

Motorcycling the Trace

When the weather is nice for riding we often see more motorcycles on the Trace than cars!

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Natchez Trace Parkway Festivals and Events

Festivals & Events

Check on upcoming Festivals & Events taking place along or near the Trace.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Maps

Maps

Every "place" on the website (parkway sites, off-Trace attractions, exit/access roads, towns, bike shops, restaurants, markets, gas stations and lodging) are part of our interactive mapping system.

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Natchez Trace Parkway Travel Guide

Travel Guide

NatchezTraceTravel.com is also a travel guide for all things near Near the Trace. Info and a location map for 175+ Restaurants, Markets and Gas Stations. More than 30 Places to Stay. Also, Things to See and Do and Towns, Historic Villages and Cities.

What is the Natchez Trace Parkway?

The Natchez Trace Parkway has been designated as one of America's National Scenic Byways by the Federal Highway Administration. The most scenic of these byways are also designated as All-American Roads. The Natchez Trace Parkway is one of only 31 All-American Roads.

Started in the late 1930s, the modern Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444 mile-long, scenic road that generally follows the path of the Old Natchez Trace from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. The parkway is a federal park maintained by the National Park Service.

The Old Natchez Trace dates back to the early 1700s when sections were Indian footpaths and animal trails. In the late 1700s through the early 1820s traders from the Middle Tennessee and Kentucky areas ("Kaintuck Boatmen") floated their goods down the Cumberland, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Natchez and then walked or rode horses up the Trace to return home.

Today, traveling on the Trace can easily be done with a car, truck, RV or motorcycle. Those looking for a more strenuous mode of transportation can pedal a bicycle. Commercial traffic is prohibited.

The maximum speed limit is 50 mph. If driving, please don't speed and always be aware that a bicyclist could be around the next bend of the Trace. State laws require motorists to give at least a 3-foot cushion while passing bicyclists.


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