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Old 02-17-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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Picking up our Tiffin on the 3rd of March from Sherman RV in Sherman Mississippi and then working our way back to California. What would be a better/ more scenic or places to see route, head west on 278 going thru Oxford, then south along the Mississippi to Natchez,or cut across the Natchez Trace trail between Tupelo and Natchez....thanks
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I used to live in MS. Any time I could drive the Natchez Trace I did. Lovely route to take, good pull offs for scenic stops. 50 mph federal speed limit makes a nice speed for driving an RV, but a nuisance one for a car. One good thing about getting a speeding ticket on the Trace, should one happen , is it is a federal ticket and rarely ends up on your state driving record.
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I'll be running the Trace from Tupelo to Natchez, just the opposite of the OP. I plan to do it in April, perhaps Patti could tell us if that is too early or if I should wait till it greens up a bit more.
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Picking up our Tiffin on the 3rd of March from Sherman RV in Sherman Mississippi and then working our way back to California. What would be a better/ more scenic or places to see route, head west on 278 going thru Oxford, then south along the Mississippi to Natchez,or cut across the Natchez Trace trail between Tupelo and Natchez....thanks

The Natchez Trace is a beautiful drive, but gets kind of boring after a while. As someone else mentioned, you better watch your speed! I've heard of many getting tickets at 55 MPH! We go to Natchez often to visit relatives and I set the cruise at 53!

If you go through Tupelo, go by Tupelo Hardware on main street. This is a HUGE old-fashioned hardware where Elvis bought his first guitar! The Elvis Presley birthplace is a popular attraction also.

Natchez is a great place to visit if you're into antebellum homes. River View RV Park is just across the MS river bridge in Vidalia, LA, right on the river bank, with lots of shade trees and concrete sites!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!
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I'll be running the Trace from Tupelo to Natchez, just the opposite of the OP. I plan to do it in April, perhaps Patti could tell us if that is too early or if I should wait till it greens up a bit more.

It should be beautiful in April!
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I see that the annual Spring Pilgramage in Natchez is scheduled for March 5-April 5. This is a chance to tour many of the antebellum homes that Natchez is famous for. You buy half or all day tickets and you pick which homes you want to stop at. Very interesting if you like southern history.
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I see that the annual Spring Pilgramage in Natchez is scheduled for March 5-April 5. This is a chance to tour many of the antebellum homes that Natchez is famous for. You buy half or all day tickets and you pick which homes you want to stop at. Very interesting if you like southern history.

Yup, I forgot to mention that! They have a pageant as part of that. We've never been to it but I understand it's great if you're into that sort of thing!
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I used to live in MS. Any time I could drive the Natchez Trace I did. Lovely route to take, good pull offs for scenic stops. 50 mph federal speed limit makes a nice speed for driving an RV, but a nuisance one for a car. One good thing about getting a speeding ticket on the Trace, should one happen , is it is a federal ticket and rarely ends up on your state driving record.
guess thats the route we will take, thanks for the input
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From Red Bay go to Belmont Ms and go a couple of mile north on MS 25 to get on the Trace. Just remember that there are no fuel or food stops along the Trace. It goes through Tupelo and Jackson so you can exit at both and be close to food and fuel but there are no signs telling you where to exit. Trees should be budding early this year as we have had a very mild winter. At 50 mph, it should be just under 5 hours with no stops but there are multiple historical stops along the way, some will have no turn around for a MH but they will be signage stating that at the entrance.
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Sorry, just saw that you are starting in Sherman, not Red Bay. Still, the Trace is only a couple of miles down I22 from Sherman RV.
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From Red Bay go to Belmont Ms and go a couple of mile north on MS 25 to get on the Trace. Just remember that there are no fuel or food stops along the Trace. It goes through Tupelo and Jackson so you can exit at both and be close to food and fuel but there are no signs telling you where to exit. Trees should be budding early this year as we have had a very mild winter. At 50 mph, it should be just under 5 hours with no stops but there are multiple historical stops along the way, some will have no turn around for a MH but they will be signage stating that at the entrance.
Thanks Roger, looking forward to the trip i hope when we leave sherman next wed/thurs mother nature cooperates
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We made a side trip to Natchez a few weeks ago...just wanted to mention something called the Windsor Ruins in addition to the Natchez antebellum homes. Quite a drive out in the middle of nowhere in the Port Gibson area but well worth it imho. The ruins are huge pillars and remnants of a mansion that survived the civil war but was destroyed by a fire in 1890. Was our favorite part of the trip.

River view RV park is nice to stay at, and if you are just staying overnight the Natchez visitor center allows overnight RV parking (we didn't ask to, as we were at Riverwiew already, but they volunteered the info).
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