If you're not from around here, then you might be wondering if ticks are a problem in the Nashville Tennessee area. Yes, ticks are something you should take into consideration whenever you're outdoors, in high grass or thick woods, and definitely when you're hiking around the Natchez Trace Parkway! Take it from someone who's received a lot of tick bites while living in … [Read more...] about Yes, There Are Ticks Here In Nashville!
Awhile ago, I started keeping a collection of tips and reviews from others who've traveled on the Natchez Trace Parkway. I'm sharing the ones that provide helpful information that I think others might benefit from -- should they, too, decide to venture along the Natchez Trace Parkway. … [Read more...] about What It’s Like To Drive On The Natchez Trace Parkway
This is one of the Natchez Trace Parkway's hidden gems, if you ask me. No, not the Garrison Creek comfort station with restrooms and water fountains (though those are nice too)... but rather the tiny little creek that becomes a rapidly moving stream at certain times of the year. Here's why I think the Garrison Creek area is so special... Garrison Creek Comfort … [Read more...] about See Why Garrison Creek Is My Favorite Place On The Natchez Trace Parkway
I took a drive out to the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee this morning. I wanted to see what's changed since the last time I was there -- about a week ago. Peak colors are only days away, folks! Compare today's photos with last week's photos. Then compare those with last year's peak fall foliage on the Natchez Trace Parkway... … [Read more...] about Fall Has Arrived On The Natchez Trace Parkway!
At the request of Mike and others, I took a trip out to the Natchez Trace Parkway this morning to see what I could see in terms of Fall colors. Peak Fall foliage colors are right around the corner, but they're not here yet. To give you some idea, this is the tree (on the left, near the utility boxes) in my neighborhood that I always gauge "peak season" from -- in … [Read more...] about Nope, Peak Fall Colors Aren’t Here Yet…
Geocaching is something that Jim and I have dabbled in a bit. We live near the Natchez Trace Parkway (in Tennessee), and have found a couple of hidden caches around there, and we plan to hide a few near there as well. Apparently there is some controversy as to whether or not caches can be placed on property within the Natchez Trace Parkway or not. Technically, state … [Read more...] about Natchez Trace Parkway Geocaching
Well, here's something you don't see every day... Yep, on the Natchez Trace Parkway you can be one with nature, wildlife, and cows! These cows were grazing within a few feet of the Parkway itself. … [Read more...] about Cows Grazing On The Natchez Trace Parkway
If you've ever wanted to bike the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway, now may be the time. But this one's only for the "serious" cyclists! This 2-day ride starts in Nashville, Tennessee and travels 300K to Tupelo, Mississippi -- and back. And there's a 40-hour time limit. … [Read more...] about Natchez Trace 600K Bike Ride + Other Natchez Trace Parkway Bike Rides
Looking for a place to stop off the Highway 412 exit on the Natchez Trace Parkway? Following are some of the gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants that you'll find if you exit the Trace at milemarker 391 near Hohenwald, TN and turn left (west) or right (east) onto Highway 412. … [Read more...] about Highway 412 Gas, Food & Stores Near The Natchez Trace Parkway Exit
Tis the season... for turkeys! … [Read more...] about Turkeys On The Trace: Big Ones… And Baby Ones!