The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway cuts through beautiful scenery and historic sites from Nashville, Tennessee, to Natchez, Mississippi. Along the scenic drive are dozens of interesting places to hike, including across the state of Mississippi.
Among many choices, you can stroll along a half-mile path, including a small section of boardwalk, through the Cypress Swamp at Milepost 122 that’s populated by water tupelo and bald cypress trees. In addition to admiring the iconic trees, you might spot frogs, snakes, and even alligators sunning themselves on floating logs.
The location near Canton serves as a trailhead for the Yockanookany section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, and you can hike approximately 14 miles south or 9 miles north to the next trailheads and any portion thereof on this out-and-back trail.