The Family Roadtrippers document their many travels together as a family — mom, dad, and 2 kids. On this particular road trip, the family is venturing down the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee, with a George Jones song playing on the radio.
Biking, Hiking & Driving
Start here if you're going to be biking, hiking, or driving on the Natchez trace parkway soon. Great tips from others who've been there and have great tips and advice to share.
Thinking of taking a drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway? Here are some tips and reviews from others who’ve been there, done that.
This 2-day ride starts in Nashville, Tennessee and travels 300K to Tupelo, Mississippi — and back.
Ever wonder what it’s like to bike the Trace? Here are some of the best videos which show bicyclists riding along the Natchez Trace Parkway — either as part of an organized ride, or on their own. Enjoy!
See what it’s like to ride a motorcycle on the Natchez Trace Parkway. These people have been there, done that!
Are you a long-distance bicyclist? Whether you’re planning to bike the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway from end to end on your own or with a group, here are some tips from others who’ve been there, done that. Perhaps they can answer some of your questions…
A view from the passenger seat of our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, while riding on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
What follows is a growing collection of quotes from bicyclists who have pedaled their bikes along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Hear firsthand from other who’ve been there, done that…
REI is hosting a 4-day bike ride October 25-28, 2007 which includes portions of the Natchez Trace Parkway. And what perfect timing… The hills are alive with the colors of red, orange, and yellow that time of year!
The 2nd Annual Miles & Music for Kids, a celebrity motorcycle ride hosted by Dierks Bentley, takes place Sunday, September 30, 2007. The route travels down the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, ending at the world famous Loveless Cafe. Here are the details to participate or attend the concert…
Where should you park your car if you’re going to bike the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway — from Tennessee to Mississippi? Here is some advice from fellow bicyclists…
Who are the Slowski’s? They’re the older couple that I always see driving on the Natchez Trace Parkway. I liken them to Bill & Karolyn Slowsky — those two turtles of Comcast commercial fame. Here is my tribute to the Slowski’s.
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.
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…
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.