Description - This historic route generally follows the old Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tenn., and Natchez, Miss. Of the estimated 443 miles, 423 are completed.
- The Natchez Trace Parkway generally follows the old Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tenn., and Natchez, Miss. Of the estimated 443 miles, 423 are completed. Sections of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail are found alongside the Natchez Trace Parkway near Natchez and Jackson, Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee. The trail is also a unit of the National Trails System. Three principal segments of the Natchez Trace near Nashville, Jackson, and Natchez-totaling 70 miles (112.9 km) - have been developed for public use.
Recreation - Hiking, walking, auto tours, swimming, boating, horseback riding, exhibits, bicycling, an interpretative slide program, fishing, running and jogging, Ranger talks and seasonal crafts festivals and demonstrations.
Climate - 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 National Scenic Trail is located in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. A map is available above on this page.