Buzzard Roost

Our hometown here in Mississippi sits not too far away from the Natchez Trace Parkway which is a 444-mile stretch of park road maintained by the National Park Service. Yesterday my mom, my daughter Sidney, and I took a drive up to some of our favorite places along the Natchez Trace to look at fall foliage. Over the next few days I will be posting about the beautiful places we visited.

We got on the Natchez Trace at Cherokee, Alabama. As you drive onto the on-ramp there is a park to your right called Buzzard Roost Spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This place doesn’t look like much when you get out of the car but be patient and walk down the trail to the spring below. The spring comes out from a large rock formation forms a beautiful creek. Here is the source of the spring under that big rock shown below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you look up above the source of the spring you will see a small rock cliff:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was hoping for more fall colors at this park but the colors have not reached their peak yet. Turn around from the spring and look downstream.  You will see this lovely view:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to learn more about the Natchez Trace Parkway visit: http://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm

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