A state park in Tennessee, a Scenic Trail in Mississippi and a Scenic Byway in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama, this road represents the U.S. at its finest. Unique and beautiful, take a trip down the Natchez with Tradewinds Vacations today.
Running a full 444 miles through the heart of America, this Natchez Trace represents 10,000 years of history of North America. A natural corridor that later became the Natchez has been traced back to three separate Native American Nations including the Natchez, the Choctaw and the Chickasaw. During the 1700 and 1800’s and European settlers journeyed across the country in search of new lands, the Natchez provided an well established trail which is still visible even today. Journeying from the southern Appalachian foothills to the bluffs overlooking the mighty Mississippi. Along the 400+ mile route, are many historical sights and natural overlooks affording visitors a chance to explore the history of the region and the natural beauty as well. From ancient Indian mounds to Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield, take a trip through history and enjoy the rich diversity of the area as well.
Divided into sections, each offers a unique look at the history of the nation and the continent as a whole. Beginning from Natchez, the first section runs from Natchez to Jackson and offers many opportunities for you to get out and learn about the history of the areas. Top attractions along this stretch include Emerald Mound, the Sunken Trace and Rocky Springs.
From Jackson to Tupelo, top attractions and destinations include the Ross Barnett Reservoir, the Little Mountain overlook and the Chickasaw Village Site as well. A trip back in time, this section offers a look at the native history of the region and some of the most ecologically diverse areas as well.
Traveling From Tupelo To Tennessee, this part of the parkway is home to Confederate grave sites, the Pharr Mounds, across the Tennessee river and through many nature areas including the popular Rock Spring Nature trail.
In Tennessee, the Parkway offers a unique look at the history of America at monuments such as the Meriwether Lewis Monument as well as farms and areas of interest dating back to the first settlers.
Whether you choose to explore just a portion or drive the length of the trail and make it a journey all its own, the Natchez truly is a must see destination in the U.S. Travel with your family enjoy the beauty of the nation and explore the history that makes us rich today.