Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in USA

Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the USA. This two-lane parkway road extends 444 miles (715 km) from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. A road trip down the Natchez Trace Parkway can be an awe-inspiring experience. It may not hit you at first, but when you drive along the Parkway, you'd be traveling down the approximation of a 10,000-year-old pathway steeped in history.

The road is asphalted. It was officially completed in 2005 and runs through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history, from Natchez to Nashville. The route is fairly unique in that a motorist can travel the 444-mile length without seeing commercial buildings, traffic lights, or many other signs of the modern world. It’s also known as the Natchez Trace or the Trace. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. Commercial traffic and all terrain vehicles are prohibited is prohibited along the entire route, and the speed limit is 50 miles per hour (80 km/h). It commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River to salt licks in todays central Tennessee. Dangers from wildlife are minimal and exercising commonsense should prevent any unwanted encounters. There are three species of venomous snake in the area (Southern Copperhead, Western Cottonmouth, and Canebrake Rattlesnake), which, while rarely seen, can be avoided by paying close attention to where hands and feet are placed. Note that all wildlife, including venomous snakes, is protected along the Natchez Trace Parkway. You can visit the Natchez Trace Parkway any time of the year. However, the best time to take your road trip along the Parkway is in the Spring and Fall when the famous Natchez Pilgrimage Tours take place and when all the famous historic attractions along the Parkway are open to visitors. If you're going on the pilgrimage, you ought to plan ahead and reserve as early as possible.


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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.