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!
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.
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?’
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.
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!
While there are a fair amount of walking and hiking trails along the Natchez Trace Parkway — especially near the rest stops and tourist facilities — the fact of the matter is, you will find many people walking on the roadway itself. Why? It’s a great way to get some exercise and see some of the most beautiful countryside in America!
This will give you some idea of what you can expect to see as you drive along the Natchez Trace… particularly along the northernmost portion through Tennessee.