Saturday, March 19, 2011

Natchez Trace

What Is The Natchez Trace Parkway?

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history. Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks", settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

Taken from their website. It starts in Nashville and ends at Natchez, MS running pretty much straight south. No stop lights or stop signs, billboards, or a buildings for that matter. Straight through all the towns. 50 mph speed limit though on a narrow road. Many pull overs for historical information or rest stops. There are a number of opportunities to pull off for food and gas in the neighboring towns.

Really a must do drive or bike ride. Beautiful country and scenery. 444 miles without a billboard, just think of it.

By Jackson, MS.

Along the way met Wayne and Deborah from Birmingham. Had a nice chat with them.

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