Now designated one of America's National Scenic Byways and one of only 31 All-American Roads, the 444-mile-long scenic road stretches from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee, and dates back to the early 1700s when sections were Native American footpaths and animal trails. In the late 1700s through the early 1820s, traders from the Middle Tennessee and Kentucky areas floated their goods down the Cumberland, Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Natchez and then walked or rode horses up the trace to return home. Today, travelers explore the National Park in their personal vehicles, take time to hike, ride horses and camp along the way. With no commercial traffic, the parkway is also popular with cyclists. During fall tours, two-wheelers enjoy the changing colors of maple, hickory, oak and other hardwood trees, milder temperatures and overnight accommodations in small towns along the parkway.
Contact: www.natcheztracetravel.com; https://cycleoflifeadventures.com; https://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm