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Natural Bridge State Park, North Adams

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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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  • Our only fully sunny day so we took full advantage of being outdoors starting with the Natural Bridge State Park. Though not yet open for the season, it was worth the short hike in anyway. The hikes i...  more »
  • We went in April so we were the only ones there. There are a lot of man-made walkways so it's not as beautiful a hike compared to other places you can visit in the Berkshires. Other than walking over ...  more »
  • You have to experience. Enjoyed hiking thru the park. Park was clean and accessible. I would go again.  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It is so much fun and adventure