The 444-mile Natchez
Trace Parkway follows an ancient Indian trail that
connected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama,
to central Tennessee.
Thanks to treaties in 1801 between the United
States and the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes that allowed
the U.S. Army to improve the route as a post road, it became the 19th-century
road between Nashville, Tennessee,
and Natchez, Mississippi used by Native Americans and
early white settlers.
Today, visitors can experience this National Scenic
Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding.