Nashville February 20, 2017
The One Place Near Nashville That Must Be Seen To Be Believed
The Sewanee Natural Bridge is one of the most beautiful hidden gems near Nashville, only ninety minutes away from Music City and a gorgeous representation of the Cumberland Plateau in all its glory. How did it form, you ask? It’s entirely natural, you say? We have the answers!
The Sewanee Natural Bridge is a natural sandstone arch that stretches 25 feet high in the air, and has a span of 50 feet. It's located in Franklin County, Tennessee, and was named for the nearby University of the South, since the land used to be owned by the college.
The bridge was formed as a result of a giant sinkhole ( they aren't reserved for Florida!) and it's believed that a wet weather spring contributed to the erosion of the surrounding area, resulting in the natural bridge.
The magnificent arch is located in Sewanee, not far from the famed University of the South. The area is known for its stunning natural beauty and plethora of outdoor hiking and trail running opportunities. It's a stunning place to visit, capped off with the most beautiful natural bridge this side of the Mississippi, In our opinion.
You can find it if you hike through South Cumberland State Park. The 3-acre designated state protected area can be accessed by Highway 56, if you follow it through to the aptly named Natural Bridge Road. There's a parking area for your convenience to get ready before your adventure!
It really is a humbling and stunning sight, to see what nature is able to do without any human interaction. The natural bridge looks over Lost Cove, a large karst formation cut out of the Cumberland Plateau. It's essentially a giant sinkhole, one that leaves a stunning trail of rock formations in its wake.
Have you ever visited the natural bridge in Sewanee? The hike is short but the memories will run long, especially with such a gorgeous monument to Tennessee's natural history.
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