“Americans are at our best when we build bridges between us, not walls around us”. — Eric Swalwell
Visit in November. The temps are cooler and there’s less people. Literally one of our most favorite places we’ve explored! Natural Bridge State Park in Natural Bridge, VA (near Lexington, VA).
Here’s some other deets:
>Once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek.
> Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade.
> Head to Cedar Creek, and you’ll find a literary surprise. There, etched into the side of a large rock, is a J.R.R. Tolkien quote. (We did not find this, didn’t know about it actually).
> General George Washington carved his initials into the stone as well! (We Found this!)
> $6 for ages 6 to 12; $8 for those 13 and older. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
> Thomas Jefferson purchased the bridge and 157 surrounding acres from King George III of England for 20 shillings. The bridge passed from one private owner to the next and became a tourist destination. For nearly 250 years the Bridge stayed in private hands.
Who’s been to see the Natural Bridge?