Monday, January 18, 2016

Natchez Trace State Park

Last week we took a short vacation to Natchez Trace State Park, only about 1 1/2 hours from here. We stayed in one of the cabins. We were expecting highs in the lower 40s with a chance of snow, so we packed our sweat pants and prepared for cozy time in front of the fire.

Instead, we got highs in the upper 50s-lower 60s. Hmmm... We enjoyed the nice view from the cabin's balcony:

This is the view from the couch:

and the view from the dining table:

We walked a few trails while we were there, and we did this 1-mile trail on the afternoon we arrived:

Here's the view from the parking lot of the building where you check in:

We saw deer, an owl, crows, buzzards, hawks, squirrels, cardinals, a woodpecker and sparrows, but we didn't see anything unexpected or exotic. You can enjoy a virtual tour online at the park's website.

Someone has posted a 3 1/2 minute video of parts of the park:

We had a peaceful trip.


  1. Oh, this looks lovely! I am aching to go someplace like that. We have -25 today and they say it will be even colder tomorrow. Burr! The landscape reminds me a lot of where I grew up, in Bergslagen. I can close my eyes and smell the forest there...

    1. I do love the woods.

      We're having a cold snap here, and the predicted high is 33F Brrrrr ;)

  2. This looks incredible. Seems you picked an ideal time to visit, too. Glad you had a lovely time and the park and water actually looked quite inviting, unlike here, where there is ice on everything. We are also expected to get snow over the ice that barely had a chance to melt.

    Your photos are wonderful.

    1. It was much warmer than we expected. We still haven't had any snow, though it only got up to 29F today. I'd much rather have snow than ice.