Scenic North Alabama Motorcycle Route - Natchez Trace
The Natchez Trace covers approximately 430 miles. The northern most point is at Leipers Fork, Tennessee, just southwest of Nashville. And the southern-most point is in Natchez, Mississippi. In Alabama, the Trace span is 33 miles from the Tennessee state line (milepost 341.8) to the Mississippi state line (milepost 308.9). This scenic route offers a unique blend of unexpected cultural and heritage stops to accent your trip. Popular seasons are spring for the blooming trees and autumn for the brilliant fall colors.
1. Natchez Trace Parkway - Alabama
2. Alabama Music Hall of Fame
The outstanding achievements and the music of Alabamians are presented in this state museum. “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy, “Father of Rock and Roll” Sam Phillips and Percy Sledge (“When a Man Loves a Woman”), all Shoals natives, are among the prestigious inductees. You’ll hear rocking rhythms and soul touching melodies as you admire the vast memorabilia from the lives and careers of more than 1,000 stars, representing all styles of America’s music. .
3. Belle Mont Mansion
4. Helen Keller Home, Gardens and Museum
Located just a couple miles from Spring Park. The plantation home and birthplace cottage, dating back to the 1820’s are listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. Original furnishings of the Keller family decorate the home and museum, highlighted by hundreds of Miss Keller’s personal mementos, books, and gifts from her lifetime of travel and lectures for the betterment of the world’s blind and deaf-blind.
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
- Location: 251 Loop Rd. Tuscumbia, AL 35674
- Phone: (256) 381-6301
5. Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
6. Lacefield Falls
Wild streams, box canyons, waterfalls, rock shelters and sandstone bluffs encompass the 700 acres where you’ll find Lacefield Falls .
7. Rattlesnake Saloon
Old-fashioned saloon feel, with swinging doors, a large porch that hosts live music and hitching post. Built into a massive rock outcropping. Sandwiches, wings and more. Open: Th-Sa 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
8. Coldwater Falls at Spring Park
The man-made Coldwater Falls was constructed with over 2,000 tons of sandstone and today sees more than 4.3 million gallons of water flow each day.