Wildlife is abundant on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Deer, wild turkey, foxes, squirrels, and rabbits can be found in most sections of the parkway.
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If you’re not from around here, then you might be wondering if ticks are a problem.
Ticks are definitely something you should take into consideration when hiking around the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Here’s the scoop…
We’ve gone hiking out at the Natchez Trace Parkway several times.
Each time, we’ve come back with some ticks on us.
That is, until we started using Permethrin. We spray this stuff on our clothing (not our skin) before we head out into the woods, and we’ve never come back with a tick on us since!
Before I started using Permethrin to ward off tick bites, I actually contracted Lyme Disease from a tick bite. That’s a slight indication as to how prevalent ticks are in this part of Tennessee.
Here are some tips for the easiest ways to remove ticks from your body.
Here’s how to tell if your dog has Lyme Disease from a tick bite
This is one of the Natchez Trace Parkway’s hidden gems, if you ask me.
No, not the Garrison Creek comfort station with restrooms and water fountains (though those are nice too)… but rather the tiny little creek that becomes a rapidly moving stream at certain times of the year.
Here’s why I think the Garrison Creek area is so special…
Read more: Garrison Creek: My Favorite Place On The Trace