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Old 05-22-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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If so any tips? Summer versus Fall? How long did you space it out?
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've tried to, but there are always closures for construction. When they do road work, they just shut the whole thing from one exit to the next for the whole season, you have to keep finding your way around detours, and guessing where you can get back on. They also pretty strictly enforce the 45-mph speed limit, so it is not a very quick route. I got kicked off it once, driving a rental van that was outfitted for camping, they told me a van is classified as a commercial vehicle if it is from a rental agency (but not rental cars, apparently. I think the guy who stopped me was just being a dick.)

The Blue Ridge Parkway is even worse -- ditto the above, but also, when it snows, they don't plow it, they just close it until it melts. This is not a criticism, the roads are not intended nor designed to be through highways, but only park access roads.
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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It is NOT a particularly difficult trip as you are driving between Nashville, TN and Natchez, MS. We did the drive in December.

There are no services along the road. That means that you exit the highway when you need gas, food or lodging.

It is a two lane road for most of the trip. Like the Blue Ridge Trail, you MUST be alert as the woods are loaded with thousands of deer and other animals.

I would spend a lot of time researching some of the smaller towns as they have a lot of interesting small town museums, courthouses and the like. We explored Tupelo and Kosciusko, MS.

The trail is interesting BUT there are few real "must sees" along the way. Natchez and Vicksburg are far more interesting.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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it is not a particularly difficult trip as you are driving between nashville, tn and natchez, ms. We did the drive in december.

There are no services along the road. That means that you exit the highway when you need gas, food or lodging.

It is a two lane road for most of the trip. Like the blue ridge trail, you must be alert as the woods are loaded with thousands of deer and other animals.

I would spend a lot of time researching some of the smaller towns as they have a lot of interesting small town museums, courthouses and the like. We explored tupelo and kosciusko, ms.

The trail is interesting but there are few real "must sees" along the way. Natchez and vicksburg are far more interesting.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I've done it three times on motorcycle. I agree with jlawrence. There's nothing on it, it's just very scenic. Watch for police as it's tempting to go a bit faster than the posted limit. Generally it's been quite empty relaxing country drive. I highly recommend it from that perspective alone.

Meriwether Lewis memorial is also there. Worth a stop.

Meriwether Lewis - Natchez Trace Parkway (U.S. National Park Service)
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