Getting outdoors and getting a breath of fresh air is needed in these difficult times. If you're tired of seeing your local blocks, it's still possible to have an adventure while social distancing. One of the few things to do in Virigina that's still open is this natural foot bridge that'll blow your mind.

Many states have closed the doors to their State Parks, limiting locations where nature lovers can hike and get their weekly dose of the grand outdoors. 

However, luckily for Virginia, many of the parks and hiking spots are still open with emphasis on social distancing and avoiding crowded areas. 

One of those locations is the Natural Bridge State Park in Natural Bridge, Virginia. Within this State Park, there is a 215-foot-tall natural bridge that is seriously a natural wonder. 

In fact, this amazing structure was actually once one of The Seven Wonders of the Modern World, according a few Viriginian historians.

The bridge is a limestone gorge that's carved out over the Cedar Creek. The bridge can be found off the Shenandoah Valley near the Blue Ridge Mountains.

It's currently recognized as a National Historic Landmark which keeps the bridge safe from construction and damage from vandalism. 

This bridge leads visitors to various areas of the park including Cedar Creek Trail, the Monacan Indian Living History Village, museums, a hotel and conference center and restaurants in the area.

 

The park is only open on the weekends, so it'll be best to visit in the morning and not get caught in the potential crowds.

The 2020 operating schedule is available to view on the official I Love Virignia State Parks official website, however the park is generally open between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. In the fall, the park closes earlier - 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Natural Bridge

Price: $8

Address: 6477 S Lee Hwy., Natural Bridge, VA

Why You Need To Go: This natural bridge is over 200-feet-tall and is located in the perfect State Park for a full day outdoors and out of the city. 


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