Stretching from Natchez, Mississippi to just south of Nashville the Natchez Trace Parkway sees crowds of people every year. The Natchez Trace Parkway is 444 miles and runs its course through three states. The Parkway is one of the most significant highways of the Old Southwest.
The Natchez Trace provides a greenway from the foothills of Tennessee to the lower bluffs of Mississippi. Those looking for an outdoor and scenic getaway would find the most out of this location. Along the way are sites like Emerald Mound, a national historic landmark and one of the largest American Indian mounds in the United States. In addition, there is Mount Locust.
The Trace crosses over four ecosystems and eight major watersheds. This creates a habitat for approximately 1,500 species of plants, 33 mammal species, 134 bird species, and 70 species of reptiles and amphibians.
The Natchez Parkway presents the opportunity for car and bike rides to see some of the most scenic fews in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. It also provides hundreds of walking paths, for those who like to hike.
For those that would enjoy a weekend, outdoors while the autumn weather still lingers, the Natchez Trace is perfect for a relaxing break!