Not only are commercial vehicles prohibited on the Natchez Trace Parkway, but the speed limit is closely regulated as well. In fact, the maximum speed limit along the Natchez Trace Parkway is 50 mph most of the way. And for one long stretch of roadway, it’s only 40 mph.
If you’re thinking, ‘They probably don’t patrol the Natchez Trace Parkway anyway…’ Think again.
This will give you some idea of what you can expect to see as you drive along the Natchez Trace… particularly along the northernmost portion through Tennessee.
Often people who don’t live anywhere near Alabama, Mississippi or Tennessee (the states that the Trace passes through) have heard enough to make them wonder where exactly the Natchez Trace Parkway is, and what makes it so unique. Here’s how to make your way to the Trace…
Wondering what it’s like to drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway? Thanks to Columbia7200, a motorcycle rider from Spring Hill, Tennessee… now you can! Check out his awesome videos of 4 scenic drives along the Natchez Trace Parkway — beginning at the arched bridge over Highway 96 in Franklin, TN and going all the way to Highway 50 near Columbia, TN.
Tennessee colors compared one Saturday afternoon, and the following Sunday morning… what a difference a day makes when the colors are at their peak!
There no truer sign of autumn than the vibrant colors witnessed along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee. Early November appears to be the best time to view the fall foliage in the Natchez Trace State Park… in the northernmost part towards Nashville at least.
The terrain is noticeably different on the southern end of the Trace — in Mississippi, as opposed to the northern end — in Tennessee. Here’s what you can expect…