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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  • September 19, 2017
    A walk around the grounds of this park to see the remains of a marble quarry The gorge is impressive and the history interesting  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    Heard about this from a local and so glad I went. This was my favorite place I went to see in the area. The gorges and natural marble bridge are gorgeous and fascinating.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    This place was fun. It was great to see all the old mining artifacts. We also hiked down to the river's edge and it was fun. Not enough room on trails to walk past people and it was very crowded on a ...  more »
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  • February 16, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    Great place for a picnic cleanest rest rooms any where
  • March 19, 2017
    Hidden gem in the Berkshires. Worth the drive and short walk.
  • August 22, 2016
    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.
  • November 4, 2016
    Beautiful spot. Well worth the trip for history and nature/landscape/geology buffs.

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