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Natural Bridge State Park, North Adams

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
Its natural bridge, which spans Hudson's Brook, was formed by glacial melt by 11,000 BCE, from 550 million year old bedrock.

Formerly the site of a marble quarry (1810-1947) and privately-owned tourist attraction (1950-1983), the site became a state park in 1985. The arch and associated quarry have long attracted attention from hikers, including Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1838, who wrote of it (among other local features) in his An American Notebook.
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  • ...but it is worthwhile to stop and visit. A combination of man-made (an old marble quarry) and natural wonder (a rock formation towering above a natural chasm) this state park is well worth the stop. 
  • It is a unique view of natural stone that has been quarried. It has a lot of old walkways and bridges to see. You can be done in no more than 1-2 hours. Not a repeat visit. $5 to park. If you are here...  read more »
  • We visited on a misty September day. We enjoyed our walk along the path and the views of the falls. The marble is big hunks of natural rock, white with dark streaks, not polished sculpture. I wouldn't...  read more »
  • Looks more like some old Marble quarry past its prime , nicely converted into a river-dam like structure. But its a treat to eyes. Looks stunningly beautiful.
  • Such a cool place to look around and enjoy the funky landbridge, the water and the grounds. Very cheap and the staff are helpful.
  • I believe it would have been better if the water level was higher but was a neat little place to visit.
  • Beautiful scenery paired with interesting history. Note: there's only about 20 minutes of walking around before you've seen everything there is to see
  • Small but exceptionally lovely park
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