We live near the Natchez Trace Parkway in Nashville. We’ve driven, biked, motorcycled, RV’d & walked it. Here’s how to enjoy The Trace if you only have 1 hour.
I live near the Natchez Trace Pkwy. I’ve spent a lot of time hiking, biking, picnicking, motorcycling, jeeping, camping, and walking my dog there. It ROCKS!
Thinking of taking a drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway? Here are some tips and reviews from others who’ve been there, done that.
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…
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.
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.
I’m often asked questions like, ‘How much bike traffic is there on the Trace?’ And when it comes to motorcycles, cars, trucks & RV’s… ‘How many people drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway anyway?’
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!
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.
If you’re thinking, ‘They probably don’t patrol the Natchez Trace Parkway anyway…’ Think again.
The terrain is noticeably different on the southern end of the Trace — in Mississippi, as opposed to the northern end — in Tennessee. Here’s what you can expect…