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Old 07-28-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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Natchez Trace

I'm leaving Austin tomorrow for a couple of weeks of riding in the Smoky Mountains. On the way back I plan to ride the Natchez Trace in its entirety.

Are there any side stops I should see along the way? I've got time for sight seeing and don't know what to visit while I'm there.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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I'm leaving Austin tomorrow for a couple of weeks of riding in the Smoky Mountains. On the way back I plan to ride the Natchez Trace in its entirety.

Are there any side stops I should see along the way? I've got time for sight seeing and don't know what to visit while I'm there.
Start at Natchez and go North,, You will have many Historic pull off places,,,,A very beautiful ride,, with sweeping curves,, not challenging but beautiful,,, speed limit is 50 but most people ride near 60 with out any problem,,

I am located at Mantee Ms just about half way to Nashville,,,,Good place to eat is just off the Trace in Maben ms is Larrys resturant,,,,,lot of history in Tupelo,, and all along the trace.... If you need help along the 180 to 260 mile marker call six six 2 5 four two 8 four 0 nine,,,,i got a t r - - - -r..... and STUFF..... be glad to help you....uncle jimmy
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I'll be returning home when I get a chance to ride the trace, so it'll be from the North, but I'll definitely check out the lunch stop.

It'll be middle of next week if you or anyone else want to join me for lunch. I'll post when I know the date.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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And i'm down a little south wast of Jimmy in Kosciusko. the only thing you need to worry about on the Trace is there is no gas on there so know your mileage range and look for the towns that have exits and plain your stops. there's gas stations just off the trace all along it you just have to know them.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #5
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And i'm down a little south wast of Jimmy in Kosciusko. the only thing you need to worry about on the Trace is there is no gas on there so know your mileage range and look for the towns that have exits and plain your stops. there's gas stations just off the trace all along it you just have to know them.
Any pamphlets, brochures, maps, etc that specialize in the Trace. Do the stops along the way have gas, food, motel, info ? Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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this is about as good as it gets. http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

as for gas, food or anything else. just get on Google maps or what ever you use and look at where the towns are. Gas stations are normally just off the trace when it passes by a town. it's not a big worry just make sure you are full when you get on it and know what towns you are going to stop for gas in.

and there's no food or gas on any of the sites on the trace but at the towns most of the time when you take a exit off you can see food or gas stations. if not they are wit in a mile.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I'll be returning home when I get a chance to ride the trace, so it'll be from the North, but I'll definitely check out the lunch stop.

It'll be middle of next week if you or anyone else want to join me for lunch. I'll post when I know the date.
Yes that a good idea......I might be free to eat and ride..... I will try to keep an eye pealled for that ......uj
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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After riding in the Smokies, your greatest challange on the Trace will be staying AWAKE!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #9
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that's why it has so many places to stop along the way.
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After riding in the Smokies, your greatest challange on the Trace will be staying AWAKE!

AMEN! That's where I took my daughter to learn how to drive.

I'm close to the top of the Trace if you have issues, Feel free to PM.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #11
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The Trace is a great ride if you want to put your mind on cruise control and gently glide away the miles. 50 MPH is top legal speed, it drops to 40 in some areas.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:56 PM   #12
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Dont be fooled for one minute thinking that because its HOT that the deer are not moving! They are still out in FULL FORCE this year for some reason and they will JACK YOU UP!

I hit one on Memorial day and will be a long time getting over it, many here can speak on my behalf too. Ride safe and enjoy yourself. If ya wanna eat or need a place to bunk I got a camper set up and runnin or place to camp shop and bike lift too. #'s sicks oh won- 9 for sicks ninty 3 eleven
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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Dont be fooled for one minute thinking that because its HOT that the deer are not moving! They are still out in FULL FORCE this year for some reason and they will JACK YOU UP!

I hit one on Memorial day and will be a long time getting over it, many here can speak on my behalf too. Ride safe and enjoy yourself. If ya wanna eat or need a place to bunk I got a camper set up and runnin or place to camp shop and bike lift too. #'s sicks oh won- 9 for sicks ninty 3 eleven

Was talking with a lady today who had her SUV smashed up by a deer running into the side of it. This happened two days ago south of Raymond. Those big rats can cause some pain and damage.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #14
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Ain' that the truth.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:00 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone for the input. I'm in VA right now enjoying the mountains. I'll probably hit the dragon and other fun rides on Tuesday before turning west. Ie been having too much fun to take many pictures!
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