We took a nice long trip to Kentucky in 2008, we stopped at the Newport Aquarium, then headed to hubby’s family where Thaddeus stayed the weekend, and we went camping and hiking at Natural Bridge. This wasn’t the first time that we hiked here, however, this was probably one of the best trips.
It was a great weekend, and we had lots of fun.
If you like to go hiking and see nature at its best, then taking a trip to Kentucky and visiting the Natural Bridge State Resort Park is the way to go. You not only get to see the beauty of Kentucky, but you get to hike across a bridge that was naturally created by a river that used to run through the area.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
“… is a Kentucky state park located in Powell and Wolfe Counties along the Middle Fork of the Red River, adjacent to the Red River Gorge Geologic Area and surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Its namesake natural bridge is the centerpiece of the park. The natural sandstone arch spans 78 ft (24 m) and is 65 ft (20 m) high. The natural process of weathering formed the arch over millions of years. The park is approximately 2,300 acres (9 km2) of which approximately 1,200 acres (5 km2) is dedicated by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission as a nature preserve. In 1981 this land was dedicated into the nature preserves system to protect the ecological communities and rare species habitat. The first federally endangered Virginia big eared bats, Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus, recorded in Kentucky were found at Natural Bridge State Resort Park in the 1950s.”
You can read more about the state park on Wikipedia.