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Author Topic: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace  (Read 1877 times)

Len and Jo

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Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« on: March 10, 2015, 06:54:58 PM »
Here is a 400 mile, limited access beautiful parkway.  Really suited to a small RV such as a Class B.  The smooth two lane parkway quietly meanders from Nashville to Natchez at a top speed of 45mph.  Enjoy

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Len & Jo
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Frank Hurst

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Re: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 09:22:21 PM »
We drove the "Trace" in a 38' MH and really enjoyed the trip. As Len and Jo said, 45mph so if you are in a hurry to get somewhere this is not you route. There are always 3-4 homes open in Natchez, MS and for 2-3 weeks in the spring there are several homes open for tours.  The northern end starts in Franklin, TN. Lots to see and do in Franklin/Nashville area. Southern end is not far from Vicksburg, MS and New Orleans, LA.
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99WinAdventurer37G

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Re: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 10:11:09 PM »
I've always wanted to run this, and 45 mph works for me, as I'd be driving it for the view, not to get somewhere.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 08:26:37 AM »
It's a pleasant drive but we didn't find the Natchez Trace to be particularly "scenic". Not in the same league with other scenic highways, e.g. Blue Ridge Pkwy or Adirondack Northway.   Maybe because we live in a National Forest and are accustomed to having forest on both sides of the road for mile after mile?  City dwellers would perhaps be more impressed.
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Len and Jo

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Re: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 11:53:57 AM »
No, I don't think it is scenic or majestic like the Blue Ridge Trail is.  It is a very pleasant for the driver.  With the lighter traffic, less curves and drop offs the driver on the Natchez can spend more time rubber necking and taking in the view between designated stops.  It is a very relaxing drive. 
Len & Jo
The Green Tardis
We 'B' RVing   Berkley, Michigan
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12 Years of Travels:  https://youtu.be/UMIf17CzdZo

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 02:58:19 PM »
Exactly!
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99WinAdventurer37G

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Re: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 03:27:19 PM »
I did the Blue Ridge complete from end to end on the bike.  I stopped at almost every pull out as too much rubber necking could have made it the last ride of my life.  ;)

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Frank Hurst

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Re: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2015, 02:25:48 PM »
I agree with Gary and Leo & Jo. Not necessarily scenic but it is a very relaxing drive. My sister and her husband drove their MH from the southern point of the Blue Ridge Parkway for about 40 miles and got off because "All they saw was trees". Different strokes for different folks.
Frank & Hilda Hurst
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2004 Malibu
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Steve & Linda

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Re: Vacations in a Class B - The Natchez Trace
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2015, 04:57:16 PM »
Last Fall we spent 3 nights at the Natches Trace State Park  on way home from Texas trip; right on the lake, helpful & friendly staff, and visit was spectacularly beautiful! CG is very much ADA accessible and probably has the best ADA shower we've experienced. Will definitely return.
Steve & Linda
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