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2019-20 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide Now Available

Natchez Trace Parkway

Site Directions: The 102-mile section of the parkway in Tennessee starts west of Nashville at Hwy 100, near the Loveless Café.

The well-marked, paved road has several viewing areas and marked historic sites.

North end by Loveless Café - Lat: 36.03516°N Long:-86.97304°W

Hours: public roads

Seasonality: year-round

Fees: none

Site Description: The Trace travels through rolling hills, pastureland, and forests of south-central Tennessee.  Many viewing areas and marked historic sites provide many opportunities to see a variety of wildlife, scenery, and learn about the history of the region.

Wildlife to Watch: While driving the Trace, be on the lookout for white-tailed deer, Wild Turkey, Eastern Bluebird, and various woodpeckers.

American Kestrels may be present, while Loggerhead Shrikes are a rare find.

In spring and fall migration, passerine migrants are abundant and one can find Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, and possible Cerulean Warbler

NOTE:  Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas. 

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