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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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail is located in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. A map is available above on this page.

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Report: We started in Tenn just outside of Nashville and took the trail down to Columbia this time. We have went as far as Alabama but we have a son in Miss. so we get off at that point. The most beautiful sight this time was a Water Valley lookout. It was so pretty leaves just coming out of trees and the old barn and ponds. What a sight. We also saw wild turkeys and one deer. The dogwood trees and red bud trees were beautiful. We so enjoy going thru the trail when we take our trip to Miss. GO REBELS> Thank you. Jan Maybe you should think of getting more then one table at water valley.Is it possible for you to copy the man on horse back that marks the trails of places of interest. Thanks

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Contact Information:
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway , Tupelo, MS, 38801, Phone: 601-680-4025

Additional Information:
Capital/River Region - The Capital/River Region encompasses the southwest corner of Mississippi. It stretches from Jackson, Mississippi's capital city and geographic center, to the historic towns that line the bluffs of the Mississippi River.
Mississippi National Forests and Parks - Mississippi offers six National Forests, a National Seashore, two National Battlefields, an Historic Park, and a National Scenic Trail.
Mississippi's Historic Sites -
Natchez Area - Natchez is the westernmost city in Mississippi and the county seat of Adams County. A wide variety of National Forest, State Parks and lakes provide excellent hunting, camping and fishing. A multitude of park and recreational centers provide golfing, bicycling, jogging, swimming, tennis, baseball, football, soccer and other sports.

Natchez Trace Parkway - Official agency website
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