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Natural Bridge State Park, North Adams

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#4 of 14 in Nature in Berkshires
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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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  • She saw the sign and asked. we went in and I told her about it. She, my hiking partner and best friend and I had a blast. We both love nature and hiking and this place is exceptional. And well maintai...  more »
  • Came for the rock formations, ended up really loving the old-school graffiti carved into the marble all around the site. It's impressive to see what this brook has done over time, but it's easy to mis...  more »
  • We were visiting the area and stopped into this park. It is interesting, well maintained, and there are terrific placards that tell its story -- well worth stopping in. Maybe 1 mile total walking dist...  more »
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  • Went here as a kid and somehow it seems less special now. I brought my kids recently. 9 yr old boys were running around a bit. Lots of fencing but still not a place for kids to be left unattended at all. Some natural beauty to this place. Good for a picnic and worth it to check out if only in the area once. Be prepared to hike about 1 mile to the site from parking. Several steps, but with good rails.
  • Great place for a picnic cleanest rest rooms any where
  • Hidden gem in the Berkshires. Worth the drive and short walk.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful spot. Well worth the trip for history and nature/landscape/geology buffs.

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