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Natchez Trace Parkway

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The Natchez Trace Parkway at Natchez is an area virtually littered with hiking trails, both marked and unmarked. If you are feeling a little adventurous and want to get a sense of what it was like for pioneers to experience difficult terrain and thick wooded areas, put on your hiking boots or a sturdy pair of sneakers and navigate your way along the Old Trace.

The Trace is also a designated biking trail. It extends 444 miles from Natchez to Nashville, Tennessee. A federal parkway operated by the National Park Service, the Trace offers not only scenic beauty, but many historic markers to lead cyclists through some of the earliest history of the old Southwest Territory. If you’re in Natchez, stop in at the Visitor Center and get a map, or contact to have one mailed to you. Cycling along The Natchez Trace is a great way to take in the raw beauty that lines both sides of this majestic trail. There are a few tough sloping hills to travel, so be sure you have plenty of gear range on your bike, and remember to take your camera along to capture some of nature’s raw beauty along the Trace.