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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.

What is NatchezTraceTravel.com?

Natchez Trace Parkway Travel Guide

This website is a travel guide for the Natchez Trace Parkway and the towns and areas near the "Trace". You can find pictures (even a few videos), information and maps for each of the 90+ interpretive stops maintained by the National Park Service as well as many of the major attractions located near the Trace throughout Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. Check on upcoming Festivals & Events taking place on or near the Trace.

 

Bicycle the Natchez Trace

Thinking about bicycling the Trace? We have information, pictures, elevation maps, videos, trip photo galleries, food/market info, bike shop directory, advice and tips and we can help cyclists plan their itinerary. Read our Top 10 reasons why the Natchez Trace Parkway is an excellent bicycle route.

 

Motorcycling the Natchez Trace

The Trace is very popular with motorcyclists. When the weather is nice for riding we often see more motorcycles on the Trace than cars! Read our Top Ten reasons why the Natchez Trace Parkway is an excellent motorcycle route.

 

Natchez Trace Bed and Breakfasts

NatchezTraceTravel.com is also the online home of the Natchez Trace Bed and Breakfast Reservation Service. We work with 40 B&Bs, cabins, cottages and a couple of historic hotels located adjacent to or near the parkway.

For each of the lodging options in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee you will find information, photo galleries, guest room pictures, descriptions and rates, maps and area attractions.

Call 800.377.2770 to discuss your Natchez Trace travel plans and to make reservations. Our assistance is free and when you book rooms through us there is no extra cost to you! We invite you to join us on Facebook and to signup to receive our free, monthly newsletter.

What is the Natchez Trace Parkway?

Natchez Trace Parkway

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.

Natchez Trace Bed and Breakfast Reservation Service

Taking an overnight trip on the Natchez Trace without advance planning can be somewhat difficult, as the Park Service does not permit any advertising, either in the form of signs or in literature at their visitor's centers.

In the tradition of the inns, or "stands," once found along the Old Natchez Trace, we can help you locate the perfect spots to make your overnight stays a memorable part of your trip. You'll discover interesting and historic homes with gracious hosts who can share their knowledge about things to see and do in the area.

We have visited each of the 40+ bed and breakfasts located in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.

Our assistance is free and when you book rooms through us there is no extra cost to you! Call us at 800.377.2770.

Upcoming Festivals & Events:

Additional Festivals & Events along/near the Natchez Trace Parkway

 
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