Natural Bridge State Park features a 215-foot tall limestone gorge once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Carved out by Cedar Creek, it’s , listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But the park is more than just the bridge. You’ll find beautiful forests, rolling meadows showcasing the area’s karst terrain, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley. There are six miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail. It leads from the bridge to the Monacan Village and the 30 foot Lace Falls. Living history programs connect you to the past and cover how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration.
Start at the visitor center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop. A shuttle from the visitor center to the bridge trail is available for those not wishing to take the stairs. Traveling with kids? Then you’ll want to take in the new Children’s Discovery Area. And as an International Dark Sky Park, Natural Bridge is great for star gazing.
See our website for details on camping, cabins, hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, festivals, and park programs for the whole family: www.VirginiaStateParks.gov or call us at 800-933-7275.