Following are some of the gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants that you’ll find if you exit the Natchez Trace Parkway at milemarker 429 and then turn left (west) or right (east) onto Highway 46.
For what it’s worth, Milemarker 444 on the Natchez Trace Parkway doesn’t exist. I’m not talking about the fact that there is no milepost to mark the location. I’m referring to the fact that there simply isn’t enough roadway to accommodate 444 miles on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
My favorite stretch of roadway along the Natchez Trace Parkway is the part that goes from Highway 96 in Franklin to just past Highway 46 exit in Leiper’s Fork — heading South. Here’s what you will see as between Franklin and Garrison Creek.
I’m often asked questions like, ‘How much bike traffic is there on the Trace?’ And when it comes to motorcycles, cars, trucks & RV’s… ‘How many people drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway anyway?’
Here are some of the ‘hidden gems’ that can be found along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee. Most of these are not included on the official Natchez Trace Parkway map.
Here are all of the public restrooms located on the Natchez Trace Parkway — from the Alabama state line at milemarker 340.1 through Tennessee, all the way to Nashville at milemarker 444.
Shannon Bowers is biking the Natchez Trace Parkway from Nashville, Tennessee to Natchez, Mississippi in honor of her brother, Braden Bowers who died while bicycling. She is hoping to bring greater awareness of the need for barriers in medians of four-lane and interstate highways.
Watch for a new park at milemarker 437 on the Natchez Trace Parkway! They’re currently building the ramp that will connect the park to the Natchez Trace Parkway and Highway 96 in Franklin, Tennessee — Williamson County.
Here are directions to the Natchez Trace Parkway — from Nashville, Tennessee. Plus fun things to see and do on an afternoon roadtrip along the Trace. If this is your first time visiting the Natchez Trace Parkway, check here…
Driving along the Natchez Trace Parkway near Nashville, Tennessee? Need gas? Want something to eat or drink? The very first (or very last, depending on which direction you’re heading) gas station on the Natchez Trace Parkway is the Shell Station near the intersection of Highway 100 and the Natchez Trace Parkway. Here’s everything you want to know…
Springtime along the Natchez Trace Parkway means a sea of purple trees everywhere you look. Redbud trees in full bloom are a sight to see in the Spring on the Natchez Trace!
The Natchez Trace Parkway has become a leading tour route for motorcyclists from all over the country. EVERYONE wants to ‘ride the Trace’ at some point in time!
As I sit here with motorcycle envy READING about motorcycles, rather than riding them… I share with you my favorite Natchez Trace trip reports, photos, videos, and side trips from others who’ve been there, done that.
It’s not uncommon to find joggers, bikers, RVers, and motorcyclists happily sharing the road on the Natchez Trace Parkway. And sometimes, you’ll even see a horseback rider or two! Plus, you’ve got your road walkers, and tourists hopping in & out of their cars in the process of snapping photographs, and even those who like to walk across the one-of-a-kind bridges found on the Natchez Trace. Share the road?… Yep, on the Natchez Trace Parkway we do!
Did you know that there is actually a Natchez Trace Parkway AND a Natchez Trace Park? They are similar, yet different. Here are some reviews…
Nick and Terry rode the Natchez Trace Parkway in an RV, starting from the southernmost point in Natchez, Mississippi and ending at the northernmost tip in Nashville, Tennessee. This is their personal report highlighting many stops along the way.
Vernon and Cathy Summerlin write books about the great outdoors and travel in the Southeast, including this book about the Natchez Trace Parkway: ‘Traveling The Trace’. Check it out…
This is the first time I ever ventured out onto the Natchez Trace hours after a freshly fallen snow — with camera in hand. Here’s what I saw, and some idea of how treacherous the driving can be on the Natchez Trace Parkway when there is snow or ice on the roads.
The Harpeth River Watershed Association has scheduled a 2-mile hike on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Nashville. Led by Robert Brandt, this hike is known as the Loveless To Leiper’s tour. The public is welcome to attend.
While there are a fair amount of walking and hiking trails along the Natchez Trace Parkway — especially near the rest stops and tourist facilities — the fact of the matter is, you will find many people walking on the roadway itself. Why? It’s a great way to get some exercise and see some of the most beautiful countryside in America!
A frequent occurrence around here is watching the sun set over (and under) the Natchez Trace bridge. View the photo in its full size here…
Marty shares ‘turn by turn’ and ‘stop by stop’ what it’s like to ride your motorcycle along the Natchez Trace Parkway for the first time.
The Natchez Trace has been designated as one of the Top 10 U.S. Biking Routes. In fact, the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway is designated as a bicycle tour route. However, there are no shoulders or designated bike lanes. Here are some tips for bicycling on the Natchez Trace Parkway…
Here’s a sweet & peaceful review of a few things seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway on January 6, 2007.
Around here, we refer to wild turkeys as Tennessee yard birds. And it is practically guaranteed that every time you take a drive in the country, you will see a Tennessee turkey. Usually more than one. Here’s proof…
In Glen Wanner’s book, ‘Bicycling The Natchez Trace’ you’ll find the best locations along the Trace for food, water and lodging, plus lots of practical advice to make your bike ride even more enjoyable. You’ll get a pretty good grasp of what you can expect while bicycling on the Natchez Trace Parkway. And want to pack this book and take it with you when you ride!