Starting from the northern terminus, here are the Natchez Trace Parkway stops in Tennessee you shouldn’t miss. Mount Locust, at milepost 15.5, is the last of the old inns called “stands” along the Natchez Trace. The Natchez Trace Parkway is is a 444 mile-long, scenic road that generally follows the path of the Old Natchez Trace from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee. It is easy to enjoy a fun and safe trip, but if mother nature is having a bad day, you need to be prepared. 2. Natchez is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. 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. Northern terminus (milepost 442.1) The northern terminus for the Natchez Trace Parkway is in far West Nashville, just a stone’s throw from Loveless Cafe , where many bikers celebrate a victorious ride when they’re through pedaling sections of this cyclist-friendly byway. The Natchez Trace makes for a perfect USA, 2-day road trip! Make a side trip to Port Gibson to view the ruins of Windsor Plantation ruins, a series of 23, 45-foot tall plastered brick columns with ornate iron capitals, once a gorgeous plantation home. The goal is to make a visit to the park a safe and enjoyable experience for motorists, cyclists, hikers, and every other visitor. Most of the Natchez Trace Parkway runs through natural areas that demand attention to all of the elements. View the DIGITAL VERSION on your computer right now. It is open every day except Christmas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, contemplate the long history of Choctaw Hall, stroll the grounds of Natchez National Cemetery, and make a trip to Longwood. 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). Although the scenery changes with the seasons, the stories of the wildlife, American Indians, Kaintucks, white settlers, enslaved persons, and all who traveled the Old Trace have been told for hundreds of years. A trip on the Natchez Trace Parkway is enjoyable anytime of the year. This All-American Road and National Scenic Byway takes you through history with Native American burial mounds, Civil Wars sites, and well worn boatman trails. There are three ways to get a copy: 1. Natchez Trace Cycling works with the National Park Service and Adventure Cycling Association to study and improve safety conditions on the parkway. The best way to keep up with weather conditions on the Parkway is to listen to a weather radio, or a local radio, or TV station. The Natchez Visitors Guide is a handy tool for planning a trip to Natchez and getting around once you’re here. You can flip through it page by page and print whatever interests you.