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Through the Heart of the Deep South the Natchez Trace Parkway traverses 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to its northern terminus near Nashville, Tennessee. Whether you are planning a visit or are already on your way, the Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway greatly enhances the drive and ensures that you don't miss the many discoveries that await.
Table of Contents
|List of Mileposts by Category inside front and back covers Map Legend and Icon Key||p. vii|
|What and Where Is the Natchez Trace?||p. 3|
|The Visitor Center||p. 4|
|Tough Old Traces||p. 4|
|The Birth and Death of the Natchez Trace as a Road||p. 5|
|The Resurrection of the Natchez Trace as a Parkway||p. 6|
|How to Use This Guide||p. 8|
|Traveling Your Own Trace||p. 11|
|˘Should We Stop Here?÷||p. 11|
|Parkway Categories||p. 11|
|The Trace Top Twenty||p. 12|
|The Old Trace||p. 14|
|Kaintuck Boatmen and the Postal Road||p. 16|
|Archeology and Native Americans||p. 18|
|Civil War and Other Military History||p. 22|
|Natural Wonders||p. 23|
|The Living Trace||p. 26|
|National Park Service (NPS) Information||p. 27|
|The Nuts and Bolts of Traveling the Trace||p. 29|
|How to Use the Mileposts||p. 29|
|Parkway Rules||p. 30|
|A Litter-free Trace||p. 31|
|Speeding Along on the Parkway||p. 31|
|Timing Your Trip||p. 32|
|Weather and Climate||p. 32|
|What to Wear||p. 33|
|How Safe Is the Trace?||p. 33|
|Natural Dangers||p. 34|
|Children's Activities||p. 36|
|Gas, Food, and Lodging||p. 37|
|The Many Ways to Travel the Trace||p. 49|
|Motorized Vehicles||p. 49|
|Hiking and Horses||p. 55|
|Accessible Areas for the Disabled||p. 62|
|A Chronology of the Natchez Trace||p. 63|
|Sight-seeing by Milepost||p. 69|
|Natchez, Mississippi||p. 69|
|Natchez, Mississippi, to Jackson, Mississippi||p. 76|
|Jackson, Mississippi||p. 88|
|Jackson, Mississippi, to Tupelo, Mississippi||p. 90|
|Tupelo, Mississippi||p. 104|
|Tupelo, Mississippi, to the Alabama State Line||p. 111|
|Alabama (Mileposts 313-341.8)||p. 115|
|Tennessee (Mileposts 343.5-444)||p. 128|
|Nashville, Tennessee||p. 133|
|Accommodations within a 15-minute Bicycle Ride of the Parkway||p. 141|
|Chambers of Commerce for Towns within Approximately 20 Miles of the Parkway||p. 147|
|Campgrounds Near the Natchez Trace Parkway||p. 150|
|Natchez Trace Parkway Sub-District Offices||p. 152|
|Non-Vehicular Campgrounds for Bicyclers, Hikers, and Scout Groups||p. 154|
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