Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway follows 444 miles of road from Natchez, Mississippi, to just south of Nashville, Tennessee. The original Natchez Trace started as nothing more than a hunting trail that made a convenient place for Native Americans to make their camps. Over time, it grew to be a well-traveled hunting and trading route that connected the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez tribes. Today, travelers on the Natchez Trace Parkway can travel through time and visit ancient Native American burial mounds, Civil War battlefields, and even the site where famed explorer Meriwether Lewis died under mysterious circumstances. For visitors who prefer a little more adventure mixed with their history, the Natchez Trace offers everything from hiking and biking to horse riding, fishing, and camping. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it along the Natchez Trace Parkway. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway offers visitors the unique opportunity to travel the paths of our ancestors and explore the events and people who helped shape America. Hiking trails along the Natchez Trace can lead visitors through thick forests, to stunning waterfalls, or across historic battlefields. Camping, biking, and fishing are also popular activities for travelers along the Natchez Trace Parkway. 

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How To Get To Natchez Trace Parkway

From Natchez, Mississippi, the southern terminus of the parkway, you can access the Natchez Trace Parkway just off of Liberty Road. 

From Nashville, Tennessee, the northern terminus, you access the parkway by following Tennessee Highway 100 to where it intersects with the parkway roughly 17 miles southwest of downtown. Or you can follow I-40 around Nashville and take exit 192 to McCrory Lane. Follow McCrory Lane for 5 miles where you will meet the entrance to the Natchez Parkway. 


2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Natchez Trace Parkway truly allows travelers to wander and explore. From historical sites to scenic trails, there is plenty for the whole family to see and do. With nothing but miles of open road, the Natchez Trace Parkway is the perfect road trip for your RV vacation.