Natural Bridge State Park

6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA - 24578

Type: Parks
(540) 291-1326
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Natural Bridge State Park is a scenic area located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA. The centerpiece of the park is the Natural Bridge, a geological formation that spans 215 feet (66 meters) and rises 66 feet (20 meters) above Cedar Creek.

The Natural Bridge itself is a stunning limestone arch that was formed over thousands of years through the erosive forces of water. It's considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world by early European explorers. The bridge has historical significance as well, with Native American tribes and later European settlers utilizing it as a landmark and crossing point.

Within the park, visitors can explore the Natural Bridge and its surrounding trails, which offer scenic views of the surrounding forested landscape. The Cedar Creek Trail is a popular hiking path that leads visitors beneath the Natural Bridge and along Cedar Creek, providing opportunities for birdwatching and enjoying the area's natural beauty.

In addition to hiking, Natural Bridge State Park offers other recreational activities such as picnicking and guided tours of the Natural Bridge and nearby historic sites. There's also a Monacan Indian Living History exhibit, providing insight into the indigenous people who once inhabited the area.

Overall, Natural Bridge State Park is a must-visit destination for nature lovers, history enthusiasts, and anyone seeking to experience the beauty and wonder of Virginia's natural landscapes.

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