Welcome to the General Info section, your comprehensive resource for all things related to the captivating Natchez Trace Parkway. Here, you’ll find essential information to enhance your understanding and experience of this historic and scenic route, whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a curious explorer.
The one and only place the speed limit changes on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee is between milemarker 428.7 and milemarker 429.5 in Leiper's Fork, TN. But wait, a point of clarification is in order...
Did you know?... When you're driving along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee, there is absolutely no passing from Milemarker 428 all the way til the end of the Parkway at Milemarker 444.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.