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Details & photos of our favorite Natchez Trace hiking trail near Nashville TN. The Old Trace trail is located at milemarker 426.3 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Plus, my experience with ticks & Lyme Disease in Tennessee, tips for removing ticks from your body (and from your dog!) and how to prevent tick bites in the first place.

My all-time favorite part about the Garrison Creek area on the Natchez Trace Parkway is the creekside picnic benches, horse corrals or posts, and a shallow creek that's fun for kids -- and dogs -- to play in on a hot summer day!

Is this your first time driving on the Natchez Trace Parkway? You're in luck... There are plenty of fun sights to see along the Natchez Trace Parkway ANY time of year. Here are some ideas...

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 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...

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!

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...

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.