- May 30, 2018
Met this guy on the trace. He drives it around after removing the grill from the front. Claims he has never been pulled over
Thanks to the suggestions we got here as to a good route coming back home last month we drove the Trace for a good portion of the trip. Well worth visiting.Think of the Natchez trace as a 400+ mile long half mile wide national park, just wide enough to hide the surrounding civilization along most of the route, with pull offs, historical markers, etc. every few miles, a low speed limit and no commercial trucks allowed. It follows the route of the old Natchez Trace road, which was a walking trail from Natchez to Nashville, people would raft down the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers with cargo to Natchez and walk back. The modern Trace parkway took a long time to construct it was started as a depression era CCC project and was finally finished in the last 10-15 years, for many years ( several decades) the 20-30 mile section around Jackson, Mississippi, as well as the last few miles at each end were left un-built.
Semantics. The LEO I got when I called 911 had an NPS uniform on. He actually got there before the county sheriff.It is not a National Park. It is a Parkway that is administered by the National Park Service. The NPS oversees over 600 areas of which there are currently 63 National Parks.
It is not semantics, it is false advertising. The real National Parks are the crown jewels of the country. It may be a very nice road but definitely not a real National Park.Semantics. The LEO I got when I called 911 had an NPS uniform on. He actually got there before the county sheriff.