Natchez Trace Parkway

General Area
Middle Tennessee
Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway stretches 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville. It follows and connects a series of ancient trails used by animals and people as they traveled through this area to find food, to hunt, to travel from place to place, to settle in a new territory, to march to battle and to create communities. Today, the many short hiking trails are some of the best examples of what it must have been like to travel on the Old Trace.