Natural Bridge State Park, North Adams

4.3
#4 of 14 in Nature in Berkshires
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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  • I went once about 13 years ago and never forgot how magical it was. I often wanted to revisit but could never recall where it was. Well one day after doing some minor googling I found it! We took two ...  more »
  • An easy walk to a very pretty spot. If you are in north Adams, it is worth the visit. A very nice spot to take a picnic lunch or a bottle of wine  more »
  • Here is what you will see: 550 million year-old ago, living organisms died and turned into fossils. 13,000 years ago sun and wind pressured them into marbles and carved an arch, a gorge, and a brook. ...  more »
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  • This place is so fun. There are scavenger hunts from the rangers. Trails and other fun things.
  • Serendipitous scenic detour. Beautiful & interesting, well interpreted history of marble quarrying & minerals. Limestone slot canyon with rushing water. Worth it!
  • Awesome. Pretty park. Easy paths. Take a lunch and sit longer.
  • This is a pay-to-park place. Limited hours as well. But the location is interesting and fun to explore. We didn't spend much time on our weekend road-trip, but it seemed that some folks were spending a long time on the site. We'll come back another day and explore more.
  • Small park but it is beautiful. The bridge is small so hard to notice it at first. But in my opinion the best part is the large granite wall and white granite dam (only one in North America.

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