Only three national parks have more visitors each year than the Natchez Trace Parkway, a national park of great natural beauty and historical significance that follows a 450-mile course from Nashville, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi. First used as a vital transportation link by Native Americans and later by "kaintucks" and frontiersmen, today the Trace is experienced by more than 13 million visitors a year.
Traveling the Trace explores the parkway and sights within 30 miles of either side of the Natchez Trace. In addition to the well-known stops, the authors visit side roads most tourists ignore or don't know exist. It is a guide to:
- 25 Civil War sites
- 73 antebellum homes
- 65 museums and art galleries
- 78 antique shops and malls
- 72 bed and breakfasts
- 56 campgrounds
- 175 restaurants
- 49 spots for water sports and a whole lot more
"One of the ten most outstanding scenic byways in America." ―Scenic Byways Bulletin
"Distances on the Natchez Trace are measured as much in places, people, and history as in miles." ―Southern Living
|Contributor(s)||Cathy Summerlin, Vernon Summerlin|
|About the Contributor(s)|| Vernon Summerlin
Vernon Summerlin has written seven books, including The Compleat Tennessee Angler, and hundreds of magazine articles on travel and the outdoors. He has won more than thirty awards for his writing and photography. He also cohosts The Summerlins' Destination Outdoors radio show with his wife, Cathy. They live quietly in rural Williamson County, Tennessee.
|Publish Date||May 1, 1995|