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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 8:00 pm Thread Starter
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Natchez Trace

Going to be leaving out Saturday morning down the Natchez Trace then over to Gulf Shores it will be my first trip in that area hope to have a good ride. I know there is a lot of history down in that area any places that anyone should make a point to see.
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post #2 of 5 Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 8:20 pm
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Re: Natchez Trace

Two decent links that are Trace- related. Enjoy it! It's a gem... Sounds like you are starting in Nashville? So you have likely been to Leipers Fork... Great little historical stop along the Trace.. Good luck and travel safe! Oh, and don't do a whole lot of speeding... They do patrol it!

http://www.natcheztracetravel.com/na...see/exits.html

http://natchez100journal.wordpress.com/

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Re: Natchez Trace

Interesting, never hear about this road before.

Looks like camping is available too.

Is there a preferred route - south to north, north to south?


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Re: Natchez Trace

It's a nice ride on a long straight road through the woods,
if you're in the mood to relax and cruise at a leisurely pace you'll enjoy it.

Speed limits are strictly enforced .............................

it's a "federal" ticket that will cost you more than the rest of your vacation.


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post #5 of 5 Old Jun 24th, 2011, 11:04 am
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Re: Natchez Trace

I just rode the Trace a couple of weeks ago on my east coast trip and really enjoyed it. We stopped at several of the historical sites, but especially liked visiting Grinder's Station, which is where Meriwether Lewis died mysteriously and is buried. The site called French Camp was interesting also, lots of historical buildings. It's not a particularly twisty road, but it is shady and a bit cooler than the surrounding area, and we found a little speed enforcement here and there, but the limit is 50 and we kept a steady 60 with no problems. Look for the recent tornado damage north of Jackson, amazing to see such destruction. There was very little traffic to deal with, and no trucks allowed, which made it a pleasant ride.

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