Scenic Drives & Byways

From prehistoric animal migrations used by American Indians, to avenues for commerce and travel by early settlers, trails helped shape Mississippi. Today, many of Mississippi’s historic trails have been designated as scenic byways.

One of the most historic and scenic trails in the U.S. is the Natchez Trace Parkway. Today the National Park Service manages the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway, which commemorates the ancient trail from Nashville to Natchez. You can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road by car, bike, foot or even horseback. A diverse terrain of rolling hills, farmland, thick forests and cypress swamps keeps you guessing what’s around the next curve of the road.

Other astounding trails include the Grand Gulf-Raymond Scenic Byway and the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. There are also motorcycle trails and scenic state highways that offer diverse terrain and breathtaking views for travelers to enjoy.