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Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo

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Scenic Drive Biking Trail
Serving as a path for Native Americans, animals, and settlers, Natchez Trace Parkway can be explored today by driving, hiking, horseback riding, and through other activities. Explore the 714.6 km (444 mi) parkway by visiting the prehistoric mound sites, waterfalls, archeological sites, cypress swamps, overlooks, and historic sites along the way. The parkway was a migratory route for bison and other game; Native Americans followed the traces of bison and other game, solidifying this trail. Eventually, this route became the fastest communication between key settlements. A parkway map shows each mile marker and sites along the Trace (mileposts are numbered starting at Natchez, which is mile marker 0). There are limited amenities along the parkway itself, so make sure you have fuel and other essentials before you embark on your journey, or travel off the path a few miles to visit neighboring towns with amenities. Make Natchez Trace Parkway a part of your Tupelo vacation plans using our Tupelo vacation planner.
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  • Visited a short piece of the Trace near Tupelo, MS. National park that runs from Natchez, MS. to Nashville, TN. Highly recommended.  more »
  • Very pretty the part we saw we didn't travel much on the parkway but what we saw was very nice.We were in Mississippi when we traveled on the parkway .  more »
  • I drive the Trace very often as it is only a few miles from my house. Very relaxing and scenic drive. It cannot be used by commercial drivers so this make the drive even more enjoyable Most important ...  more »
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  • First time here. Bicycled for a couple hours. Beautiful, scenic, no trucks and light traffic!
  • The parkway is a beautiful road with a lot of history.
  • Wonderful Parkway

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