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Natural Bridge State Park

Address

McAuley Road, North Adams, MA 01247
Transit friendly
Historic site
Dogs Allowed

Details

Overview

Natural Bridge State Park is home to the only natural white marble arch in North America. According to geologists, the park's namesake natural bridge, made of 550 million year-old bedrock marble, was carved into its iconic arch by the forces of glacial melt water over 13,000 years ago. Today, the bridge spans the bubbling Hudson Brook as it twists and tumbles through a steep 60-foot gorge--one of the best demonstrations of glacial erosion in New England.

Inside the park, visitors can also tour an abandoned marble quarry and check out a man-made white marble dam--also the only one in North America.

Hours

Memorial Day through Columbus Day

Sunday - Saturday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Parking

 

Daily parking fees:

MA resident $5
Non-MA resident $10
Buses $30

 

Activities

Ranger shares his knowledge of the forest with a group of kids

Tours

Take a tour with park experts to discover how this natural wonder was formed.
Person hiking through the woods

Hiking

Walk above and through the breathtaking quarter-mile chasm.

All Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Educational programs

Facilities

  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor Center

Services

  • Fishing
  • Grilling
  • Hiking & walking

Accessibility

  • Restrooms

Restrictions

  • No climbing
  • No swimming

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