The Best Road Trip Through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee
In the heart of the Deep South, the Natchez Trace Parkway traverses 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to its northern terminus near Nashville, Tennessee. Rolling hills, historic sites, beautiful scenery—the historic byway is peppered with some of the region’s best food, lodging, and attractions. It is a drive that everyone should make.
With the Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway, you can explore parts of the route or its entire length—and you won’t miss any of your favorite discoveries along the way. The nearly 100 possible milepost stops are sorted into categories, so you can choose the places that interest you most. Plus, with information ranging from parkway rules and best safety practices to tips about when to travel, this guidebook is essential in planning the perfect trip for yourself, your friends, or your entire family. Those who wish to experience the terrain on foot, bicycle, or horseback will appreciate the practical advice and details on trail locations.
Whether you’re exploring a few miles or a few hundred, maximize your enjoyment with the full-color Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway. There’s a visual delight at every turn.
Tim Jackson met Taryn while in a creative nonfiction MFA program in 2004, and they have been married since 2009. They live in Northwest Alabama—about 20 miles from the Natchez Trace Parkway—with their two dogs and a rabbit. Both are writers and editors who love to travel and explore. Both love music. They lived in the area of Asheville, North Carolina, for seven years before moving to Alabama in 2018.
Taryn Chase Jackson writes grant proposals for nonprofits but has also worked in universities, museums, and educational technology. Her writing has been published in Southern Living, The Roanoke Times, The Laurel of Asheville, New River Voice, Chautauquan Daily, and Guide to Phone Apps magazine. Tim and Taryn met at Goucher College where they both earned MFAs in Creative Nonfiction. This is their second co-writing effort. The first, Images of America: Weaverville, was a pictorial history of a North Carolina town near Asheville, released by Arcadia Publishing in September 2015. Taryn has also taught workshops on memoir writing and social media for small businesses. She enjoys singing with the Shoals Chamber Singers, making mixed media art, and shopping at estate sales.