Mississippi Highways and Byways
Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi
As historic and scenic byways go, there is none more splendid than Mississippi's stretch of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Built along an ancient trail from Natchez to Nashville, the Natchez Trace Parkway has become a federally protected park that is not only a historic landmark, but also a beautiful winding road that weaves its way through the heart of the state.
The current 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway rus along the approximate path of the Old Trace, with the Natchez Trace Scenic Trail close in tow. With historical markers and Native American mounds, beautiful vistas and sections overlooking large bodies of water, the Natchez Trace offers breathtaking drive for anyone who's in no hurry at all! But what better way to take in all the sights. Visit suring autumn and see the bursting colours in full autumn bloom.
Grand Gulf-Raymond Scenic Byway, Mississippi
The Grand Gulf-Raymond Scenic Byway is another great trip for any motorist looking to take the road less travelled. This wonderful drive through towering trees partly follows in the footsteps of Ulysses. Grant's Vicksburg campaign.
The Great River Road, Mississippi
This scenic byway follows the Mississippi River along Mississippi's western state line. With sweeping views and stunning sunsets this byway is just one of many ways to take your time and enjoy the natural beauty that is Mississippi, both river and state.
US 45, East Mississippi
One of the best routes for exploring the eastern region of the state is US 45, which rolls in across the northern border and runs south for more than 200 miles before it exits Mississippi at the appropriately named town of State Line. Along the way it flows over rollercoaster hills and passed neatly kept homes, hardwoods that flame in fall, pine forests and pockets of kudzu.
These are just a few of the scenic drives you'll find in Mississippi so plan your trip today for a ride through tall pines, flat farmland and more.