Natchez Trace Parkway
Where It Goes: The Trace begins in Natchez, Mississippi, passing through Alabama before ending in Nashville, Tennessee.
Length: 444 miles
Driving Time: About 9 hours
Where to Stop: This road follows the route of the Old Natchez Trace, which was used heavily by Native Americans and European and American pioneers centuries ago. Stop at Rocky Springs, in Claiborne County, Mississppi, once a thriving 19th century hub, now an abandoned ghost town. Visit Pharr Mounds, an ancient Native American archaeological site near Tupelo. Take a hike in Alabama on the Rock Spring Nature Trail.