Our mountain journey continued at Virginia’s Natural Bridge where we walked along the nature trail beside Cedar Creek to the Natural Bridge and Lace Falls. The bridge and trail are privately owned and beautifully maintained.
The arch is 215 feet high, 55 feet higher than Niagara Falls. It is 40 feet thick, 100 feet wide, and is 90 feet between the walls. Highway 11 crosses over the bridge.
George Washington surveyed the bridge and the surrounding area in 1750. What is believed to be his initials can be seen high up on one of the walls.
The warm, sunny spring day was perfect for walking along the nature trail.
Wildflowers were blooming all along the trail
We camped for 2 nights at the Natural Bridge KOA, about 5 miles from the Natural Bridge.
4 thoughts on “Waterfalls and Wildflowers at Natural Bridge, Virginia”
Looks like a cool place. What were all the benches for? Loved the Dutchman’s Breeches! Haven’t seen that one before.
Sherry, the benches are for when there is a talk about the bridge or when they do a light show at night.
The Dutchman’s Breeches are tiny. We found them on top of the stone wall lining the path. I had never seen them before and had to look them up.
Looks like a lovely place to spend time. Since we are heading once again in that direction, we will keep this in mind. Thanks! 🙂
It’s a beautiful place and worth a visit. Safe travels!
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