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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Itinerary for Natchez Trace Trip

Day 1
  • Leave Jeff's house at 7am
  • Stop 1 at Forest MS for gas 8:30am
  • Stop 2 at French Camp 10:30am (mile post 180 with Restrooms)
  • Stop 3 at Mathiston MS for gas 12 noon
  • Stop 4 at Witchdance for Lunch.12:30 pm (milepost 233 with restrooms and picnic tables)
  • Stop 5 at Pharr Mounds above Tupelo 3 pm (mile post 286 with restrooms)
  • Stop 6 at Jamie L Whitten Bridge 4 pm (milepost 293 site of historic Intruder push off)
  • Stop 7 at Tishamingo MS for gas 5 pm (mile post 302)
  • Should be in Florence around 6 pm.
Total miles around 320

Day 2
  • Eat breakfast and pull out of the Motel Parking lot around 8:00am
  • Stop at Ala- Tenn state line for a group picture
  • Detour through Old Trace Drive
  • Stop at Meriwether Lewis
  • Stop at Gordon House and Ferry site
  • Stop at Bird Song Hollow (double arch bridge)
  • Ride up the rest of the Natchez Trace Parkway to the northern Terminus. There we will get gas and eat lunch somewhere around Fairview TN.
  • Leave there and head west on Tenn Hwy 100
  • Continue west on Tenn 100 through Centerville TN to Linden TN.
  • Turn South on Tenn 13 and follow it all the way back to Alabama where it turns into AL 17 and goes to Florence.
Total miles around 250

Day 3
  • Eat breakfast and pull out of the motel around 9:00am
  • Take Hwy 14 north through Waterloo AL go up and turn west on Hwy 69 to Savannah TN.
  • Turn south on Hwy 64 to hwy 22 turn south.
  • Stop at Shiloh National Military Park. Spend some time there and tour the park.
  • Leave there on Hwy 142 and turn north on hwy 57.
  • Hwy 57 turns into Hwy 25 in AL. Follow this till you get to Luka AL. Where you will take Hwy 72 East back to the Natchez Trace. Turn north.
  • Stop at the Colbert Ferry Site.
  • Continue north on the trace to Hwy 14. This will take you back into Florence to the motel.
Total miles around 130

Day 4

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