Release date: October 1, 2021

Randy Fought
PO Box 155
White House, TN 37188
615.522.4865 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Natchez Trace Fall FoliageThe 2021 Natchez Trace Fall Foliage Photo Contest is here, just as the temperatures have begun to drop in the upper portion of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The contest officially starts on October 15, 2021 and runs through the 25th of November. 10 photographs will be chosen as winners (1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and seven Honorable Mention Photos) by our staff.

Just in case someone is not familiar with the Trace, the Natchez Trace Parkway is one of over 400 parks in the National Parkway System. The parkway is a 444-mile two lane, scenic road starting in Natchez, Mississippi and ending in Nashville, Tennessee. The 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, and the Natchez Trace Parkway is one of only 15 All-American Roads.

The parkway offers multiple opportunities for enjoying fall foliage - scenic overlooks, waterfalls, streams, river crossings, historic sites, sunken roads and sections of the 200+ year-old original Natchez Trace. All of these spots provide ample occasions each year for inspiring photos.

While predicting the peak dates for fall foliage on the Trace is difficult, the ideal window of time typically occurs from mid/late October to early November in Tennessee, from late October to early November in Northwest Alabama/Northeast Mississippi, and from early to mid November in Central Mississippi. To help travelers plan Where & When to See Fall Colors on the Trace we have posted over 400 fall foliage pictures from previous years.

Go to for all the details on prizes, when and where to see fall foliage information with photos from previous years, how to enter the contest and more.

Photographers may enter up to five pictures. Photos are entered into the contest on at Click here for more information about the contest.

Winning photographs will be placed on several types of merchandise: stickers, coffee mugs and water bottles, T-shirts and sweatshirts. Winning photographers will receive as prizes merchandise displaying their winning photo.

About is a travel guide about the Natchez Trace Parkway and the towns and areas near the Trace. Travelers can find pictures, information and maps for each of the 90+ interpretative centers on the parkway as well as many of the major attractions located near the Trace. is also a lodging guide. The website includes information and pictures for over 40 places to stay (B&Bs, cabins, guest houses, cottages and small, historic hotels) located near the parkway.


2021 Natchez Trace Fall Foliage Photo Contest

2021 Natchez Trace Fall Foliage Photo Contest
This image is available in hi-res suitable for printing. Request hi-res image at email address listed above.


Natchez Trace Travel: Home - Facebook - Instagram - Merchandise

Back to Top