Rock of ages. Nature’s cathedral. Carved by the fingers of nature. These are the phrases used to describe Virgina’s Natural Bridge.
One of the themes on this roadtrip is to find activities that we can do with Ty and Buster, not just find places that we can take them. We stopped at The Natural Bridge in Virginia, which is located just northeast of Roanoke a few miles off of either the Blue Ridge Parkway or I-81.
The Natural Bridge is a 20-story arch that was formed when a cavern collapsed, leaving the span that stands today. That “span” is 20 stories tall, and the solid rock formation is estimated to weigh 36,000 tons. At one time the Bridge and surrounding acreage was owned by Thomas Jefferson, who purchased it from King George III of England in 1774.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed on the Cedar Creek Trail. The trail hosts the Bridge, a restoration-in-progress of a Monacan Indian village, and Lace Waterfalls. The 2.5 mile trail walk was a great way to exercise the boys and see one of Nature’s wonders. If you get hungry, there is a cafe that serves up take away food and drinks. There is both covered and uncovered outdoor seating for you to enjoy with your pet.
The Natural Bridge is open year-round starting at 9 am.
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