Natchez Trace Parkway


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Natchez Trace Parkway:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).
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Natchez Trace Parkway

Address:2680 Natchez Trace Pkwy
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:662-680-4025
Fax:662-680-4036
Phone:800-305-7417
Web: www.nps.gov/natr/
Size: 51,824 acres.
Established: Emergency Appropriation Act of June 19, 1934, allocated initial construction funds; established as parkway under National Park Service by act of May 18, 1938. Ackia Battleground (now called Chickasaw Village) and Meriwether Lewis Park were added to the Natchez Trace Parkway by Act of August 10, 1961.
Location:A 444-mile route between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi. The southern terminus of the Parkway is accessed off of Liberty Road in Natchez, which is the historical "beginning" of the Old Trace at milepost zero.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), groceries, boat ramp, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, swimming, boating, fishing, auto touring, ranger-guided talks.
Special Features:This historic route generally follows the old Indian trace or trail between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, to salt licks in today's central Tennessee.

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The speed limit along the Natchez Trace Parkway is 50 mph--less in some places--and is very strictly enforced.
"The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route, and bicycle traffic increases dramatically on the weekends and holidays," Acting Chief Ranger Calvin Farmer of the Park Rangers (http://www.newschannel5.com/news/local-news/vehicle-hits-cyclist-flees-captured-on-video) said at the time.
These examples are mentioned because they affect the Natchez Trace Parkway and are of concern.
The Natchez Trace Parkway, extending from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee, essentially represents a north-south transect along which red, black, and hybrid imported fire ants all occur.
Leaving that historic town, we drove northeast towards Jackson on the Natchez Trace Parkway. I can't think of a more beautiful road in all of North America.
The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail lies within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway, extending for 450 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee.
Mississippi does not have a new boomtown like Branson, but the Natchez Trace Parkway steadily brings in almost 10 million visitors annually.
We take the Natchez Trace Parkway, whose predecessor route dates to time immemorial, when migrating animals created it, then Indians, and later Europeans followed it.
Among these were visits to the Great Smoky Mountains (1931); the Natchez Trace Parkway (1934); Washington's Olympic Mountains (1934) and North Cascades (1938); southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico (1935); Big Bend in Texas (1936); and the Oregon coast (1938).
The Double-Arch Bridge on the Natchez Trace Parkway was completed in May 1994 and selected for a Presidential Award for Design Excellence the following year.