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.

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.