The Road Less Traveled: Natchez Trace

In October 2020, my husband, myself and our two dogs drove the Natchez Trace Parkway from Nashville, TN to Natchez, MS. It took us 14 days, 60 hours and nearly 2,800 miles from Maryland.

The original Natchez Trace Trail dates back to the 1700’s and winds in and out of the parkway with historic markers along the way. It was historically used by Indians, traders, and civil war soldiers.

Cypress Swamp along Natchez Trace Parkway
Cypress Swamp along the Natchez Trace Parkway

During the trip we stayed in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. It was not always easy finding accommodations for two large dogs but for the most part we stayed in some really unique places. You really stand out traveling with two large white fluffy dogs. If it weren’t for them, we would have never met so many amazing people along our way. Check out our trip here.

We loved the south so much, we decided to visit again in February-March 2021. Stay tuned for my upcoming blog about this trip which included Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The highest point in Alabama at Cheaha State Park

I highly recommend a road trip especially since international travel is so up in the air right now with COVID. When planning your trip, try to explore areas outside your comfort zone and places you’ve never thought of visiting. There is something unique about each and every state in our wonderful country whether it be the natural landscape, culture, or food! Check out my Road Trip Packing List to help you plan your next road trip.

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