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Some of the best information about the Natchez Trace Parkway is available from the people who’ve been there, done that… and written about it.
Here are the best books available on the topic of the Natchez Trace Parkway — including its history, recent pictures, biking tips, and recommendations for sightseeing travelers.
#1 – The most helpful guidebook for traveling on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It contains everything you want to know about things to see and do in the surrounding area.
#2 – The only book I’ve found that is geared for younger members of the family. If you’ve got kids and you’ll be traveling on the Trace, this is a good one.
#3 – If you’ll be biking the Natchez Trace Parkway, this is a must-read. It’s written by someone who has biked the Trace and the surrounding area many times.
#4 – Unlike most Natchez Trace Parkway books, this one starts its coverage from Nashville Tennessee and ends in Natchez Mississippi. It’s more of a historical guide than a travel guide.
#5 – If you like history, then you’ll love this book that covers the historical aspects of the Natchez Trace Parkway. You’ll learn a few things along the way if you drive the Trace with this book in hand.
#6 – This is mostly a pictorial guide about the historic Natchez Trace Parkway. The real value of this book lies in the rare, historical photos that it contains.
We've lived in the Nashville area since 2001 — and all 3 of our houses have been situated relatively close to the Natchez Trace Parkway. To me, the 'The Trace' is a hidden gem of Nashville — a place to go when you want to get away from it all and be one with nature. I've hiked it, biked it, motorcycled it, walked it with my dogs, and driven my car on The Natchez Trace Parkway more times than I can count! This is where I share some of my favorite things to do along the Natchez Trace Parkway — which runs 444 miles from Nashville Tennessee to Natchez Mississippi and through parts of Alabama. When I'm not enjoying the beautiful outdoors along the Natchez Trace Parkway, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).