- This historic route generally follows the old Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi. Of the estimated 445 miles, 415 are completed. The monument includes Ackia Battleground, now called Chickasaw Village, and Meriwether Lewis Park. The only visitor center is located in Tupelo at Parkway milepost 266.0. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except December 25. Several remote contact stations are located along the parkway.
Recreation - Visitors to the parkway can participate in numerous recreation opportunities. Hiking, walking, auto tours, swimming, boating, horseback riding, viewing exhibits, bicycling, fishing, running and jogging are a few activities available to park visitors. Ranger talks and seasonal crafts festivals and demonstrations are very popular on the Parkway.
Climate - Summer weather in central Mississippi is generally hot and humid. During winter months visitors will experience cool, damp conditions with occasional warm periods. Spring and autumn are mild and warm. Mississippi lies mainly in the subtropics. The climate is mild with the coldest months experiencing low temperatures near 40 degrees F. Summer temperatures frequently reach 100 degrees F, with coastal breezes providing cooling relief. Humidity is highest in August and September reaching an average close to 90%. The highest rainfall comes during the spring months, but December and January are wet, too. Expect temperatures in the northeastern region to be somewhat cooler than the rest of the state.
Natchez Trace Parkway lies in central Mississippi. It leads north from Jackson to Tupelo.