Natural Bridge State Park
This park visit was a total spontaneous act. We were on a road trip out to another destination, and were getting a little antsy in the car and ready for break. That is when Stew mentioned that he had come across an article online about a rock bridge nearby North Adams, MA (which we happened to be driving through.) A quick Google search later and it turned out that Natural Bridge State Park was only 5 minutes from where we were on the road. YAY!
As you can see from the photos, it was lashing rain but we donned our rain gear and ventured out to explore. The park is located in an old abandoned marble quarry and the textures and patterns in the rock formations are gorgeous. The highlight of the park is the natural bridge feature which is believed to have been carved by glacial melt over 13,000 years ago. It is a short walk from the parking lot and visitor center down to the bridge and there are waterfalls and informative plaques along the walk down.
It was the perfect pit spot for us but I am sure it is a lovely destination to drive to, as there were trails and other areas to explore as well.