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Natchez Trace Pkwy, Tupelo

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Serving as a path for Native Americans, animals, and settlers, Natchez Trace Pkwy 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. Our Tupelo online route planner makes visiting Natchez Trace Pkwy and other Tupelo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • If you like privacy, views, woods and taking your time, this parkway is for you. Great get away from the business of life. This is our 4th time on the trace. Pack a picnic lunch and hit the road. Ther...  more »
  • 444 miles of pure fun, from Franklin, TN to Natchez, MS. Lots to see and learn about nature and history in a relaxed, family-friendly, gorgeous setting on a fairly well-maintained road.  more »
  • Joined Parkway at the beginning at Natchez. Delightful road with lots of stops. Such a joy to be able to drive without traffic lights and signs. Went as far as turnoff to Vicksburg and took about 3 ho...  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.
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