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October 11, 2015

Road Trip Adventure: Virginia's Natural Bridge.



     I meant to share this post quite awhile ago, but sometimes life just gets away from you! This is a little recap from a fun rest stop on my most recent drive from Maine to North Carolina (which I do with my dad every August when I head back to school!).



    On the route that my dad and I take, we spend the majority of our drive through Virginia going down the western part of the state on Interstate 81. I-81 runs through mountain cities like Harrisonburg and Roanoke, as well as gorgeous scenery including farms, fields, and mountains galore! The western part of Virginia truly is a beautiful place.

     For the past couple of years, my dad and I have always noticed highway signs for an attraction called Natural Bridge. Since this past time doing the drive might be the last time that we'll do it (hoping to stay in Charlotte this upcoming summer!), we knew that this was our chance to stop. Natural Bridge is located just a few miles off of I-81 outside of Lexington, VA (use exit 175).





      My dad and I had such a delightful afternoon visiting Natural Bridge! It is currently a privately owned park and has been for many years (although we learned during our visit that it is getting bought by the state of Virginia soon). The main attraction of course is the Natural Bridge itself, an amazing rock structure that was formed thousands of years ago when an ancient cavern collapsed. What remains today is truly a natural wonder!





    We had so much fun taking the short hike on the Cedar Creek Trail at Natural Bridge, and checking out some other features on the property, like a living history Monacan Indian village, and some beautiful waterfalls and creeks! There is also plenty of wildlife to be spotted all around the Bridge, including so many beautiful birds.





     Natural Bridge also has a hotel on the property that visitors can stay in, as well as many more attractions and activities than my dad and I were able to take advantage of! If you ever find yourself in the western Virginia area, I would absolutely recommend a visit to Natural Bridge! They are open year-round, and tickets are very affordable.






     Tomorrow I am headed to Asheville for an overnight trip for my school's Fall Break, and I am excited to do some hiking here in NC on the way there!! Natural Bridge was the last hike that I went on, so it will be fun to get outdoors again.


     P.S. Don't forget about the giveaway from yesterday's post with Seersucker Sassy Boutique!


     xoxo Miss ALK
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