Trace hailed among most scenic byways

From Press & Staff Reports


The November EXTRA issue of Country — the magazine for readers who love the land and life of the countryside — offers an unforgettable road trip this fall with a special 32-page section titled “2013 Best Scenic Roads” that highlights America’s Top 10 most picturesque country drives.

Mississippi’s Natchez Trace Parkway, which passes through Webster County, is among those selected as one of the country’s most unforgettable, must-see roads.

To create the list, Country asked its trusted scenic photographers to pick the most beautiful byways. They came up with an impressive list of roads that the Country editors then narrowed down, making sure to choose intriguing drives from the north, south, east and west — journeys that wind through some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes you’ll find in America.

Natchez Trace Parkway winds through centuries of history, taking visitors through countryside and cities, past battlefields and barns. Though much of the original trail is now unrecognizable, the parkway awaits modern-day explorers. No commercial vehicles are allowed on the route, making it a slow, relaxing journey. This timeworn path runs through three states — Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee — and unveils the scenic beauty and scintillating history of the Old South.

“With today’s improved automobiles and expansive highways, the time is ripe for our readers to take advantage of this glorious country’s scenic grandeur,” said Robin Hoffman, editor, Country. “We want to encourage them to explore the magnificent wonders that await them on these unforgettable country drives. The beauty is, there’s no such thing as a wrong turn when you’re taking the scenic route.”