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Old 02-26-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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Natchez Trace Poll

Ones who drove the Trace

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And why.....
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I have driven sections of the Trace and found it to be full of nature and somewhat scenic BUT a bit boring after a couple of hours. I have not driven it all but the section I drove in MS were nice but a little was enough for me.
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Negatives:
It does get boring after a while.
Can't pass, if you get behind something going very slow not many good spots to pass.

Positive:
You get back to nature.
Slower pace.
Not much traffic.
Very nice in the fall.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:58 AM   #4
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Liked it!

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Ones who drove the Trace

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Beautiful, wide with plenty of natural views, stayed at Meriweather Clark Park-no charge, nice campsite. Rode from Nashville to Tupelo-eventful and enjoyable. We then went into Mobile, Fairhope Ala, then on to Destin (Grayton Beach) All great stops.
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Liked because --
  • No traffic signals
  • No commercial traffic (trucks)
  • Rolling terrain - no steep hills
  • Scenic - fields, woods, farms
  • Pull-offs at historic areas
  • Not a lot of traffic
It's true there aren't many places to pass; but with no commercial traffic and gentle hills, there aren't a lot of slow-moving vehicles. If you're driving an RV, you are likely to be one of the slower ones.
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driven and camped the entire Trace several times! Look forward to several more. We are probably the slow-pokes talked about. We love to stop take pictures, ride our bikes and see the historical sites. Camping not great, but adequate for our likes.
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Very beautiful but after a while, boring.
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We've run the Trace numerous times. All positive except that there's no shoulders and some of the trees overhanging the road are low enough to strike the roof of the RV. Look up as well as down. And yes, we'll run it again. DW loves to drive on it.
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We use the Trace on our trip to RGV. Farthest south we have been is Jackson, MS.
Likes:
Short cuts the trip by about 100 miles.
Always enjoy the many pullouts to see historic and scenic sites.
Slower pace
Low traffic
No trucks
Not much to dislike unless you need to go 60+mph.
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davis lake corp engineers park is great
the trace for us was great, we stopped at every turn out and explored.....took us days to see it all and we jumped off above Vicksburg to get truck fixed
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Drove the entire length from north to south. Overnighted at Meriwether Lewis Campground. Enjoyed the drive, the scenery, the wildlife, the history, the visitors center, etc. Good road, little traffic.

Suggestion: If you plan to stay there, go left instead of right at the first campground you come to, the RV spots in the newer section are more level and easier to maneuver through.
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Absolutely like, travel it everytime going from Al. to La. visiting family. The only negative in my mind is that some of the turnouts for the historical markers are not really big enough for a 40' MH and toad to fit into especially if anyone else is parked there, so approach them carefully. Last trip I wasn't paying attention and got caught where I could not make the turn but had my wife get in the toad and pull the coach back about ten feet, worked like a charm although the people that were there were kind of bug-eyed about the whole process!
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Weekends are miserable around Jackson, MS... Can't believe that pedal bikes are allowed on such a narrow roadway with so few passing opportunities.
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Weekends are miserable around Jackson, MS... Can't believe that pedal bikes are allowed on such a narrow roadway with so few passing opportunities.
I have never travel the Trace on a weekend or in summer. Have always wondered what bike traffic would be like. There are warnings in Trace brochures.
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