Mel And Nancy trip to Maritime Provences travel blog

Info on the Natchez Trace National Parkway

info on old trace trail

Us standing on the old trace trail

Mel on the trail

Info on French Camp Settlement

Original French Camp settlement

31 Aug

After final adjustments to the slide we were on our way for a casual drive down the Natchez Trace National Park Trail to Tupelo Mississippi. The Natchez Trace runs from near Nashville Tennessee to Natchez Mississippi. It has served many peoples for hundreds of years including civil war armys, but is most known for being the trail the “Kaintuks” used to walk back home to their northern homes after having floated down the Mississippi River to sell their crops and goods.

We learned the hard way the value of semi trucks on the highway. They are not allowed on the Trace. Consequently the trees grow farther across the highway and hang down lower doing damage to the tops of motorhomes which are not as high as the trucks which trim the tree limbs as they pass.

Sept 1

We continued our drive down the Natchez Trace to Natchez. We made a number of stops to learn some of the history of the Trace and those who used it for travel. This drive is much like the Blue Ridge Parkway, no commercial traffic is allowed and the speed limit is 50mph, which is enforced.

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