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This is a “must” companion piece for anyone who drives the Natchez Trace, whether for 4 miles or 400. Without the book’s detailed information about the Trace’s history, the towns it runs through, and the many recreational opportunities along the way, the Trace would be just another road. The Summerlin’s book and their subject remind us that life is indeed a journey, not a destination. Source
Vernon and Cathy Summerlin are award-winning authors of books about the great outdoors and travel in the Southeast, including:
Here’s more about the book “Traveling The Trace: A Complete Tour Guide to the Historic Natchez Trace From Nashville to Natchez” by Cathy and Vernon Summerlin.
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).