Natural Bridge State Park

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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. The newest Virginia State Park is more than just the bridge. Beautiful forests, open, rolling meadows showcase the area’s karst terrain, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. 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 Rockbridge Center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop.

Things to Do
  • Major Access Routes: I-81, US-11
  • Miles from I-81: 2
  • Directions: From I-81, take exit 175 or 180A to U.S. 11 and follow signs to the park. Drive Time: Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, 30 minutes.
Things to Do
  • Admission Rates: see website
  • Sunday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Monday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Tuesday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Wednesday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Thursday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Friday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Saturday Hours: 8am-dusk
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