Sunday, May 22, 2005

Driving the Trace

One of the falls at Fall Hollow along the Natchez Trace (between mi. 400 and mi. 390). Photograph by S-townMike. Posted by Hello
The Natchez Trace Parkway is finally finished after nearly 70 years of work.

We love to drive the Trace for day trips, stopping at Loveless for breakfast before we go (which is about the only time we go to Loveless--there are stronger breakfast options in town, in my opinion). A pretty reasonable day trip is one to Meriwether Lewis and back. That gives you many chances to get out of your car to see the sights. Pack a lunch and eat at one of the many scenic picnic areas.
We also have taken the Trace as a less traveled route to somewhere else. Last summer we drove to Texas to see my folks and, rather than taking the fast way through Arkansas, we took the Trace's leisurely scenic route, eventually departing Jackson, Mississippi to go due west. We look forward to finally making the trip all the way to Natchez sometime in the near future.

The Natchez Trace is one of those local/regional treasures that should not be missed by Nashvillians. It's so close, so there can be no excuses.

Another Fall Hollow water fall. Photograph by S-townMike. Posted by Hello

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