Virginia Is Getting A Brand New State Park… And It Looks Amazing
Virginia is about to get a brand new state park. With 36 of them already up and running, thankfully there is no shortage of state parks in Virginia. This 37th will build on something that has a long-standing history with the state: Natural Bridge. Natural Bridge has been a well-known landmark since the days of George Washington. It’s one of the most iconic images of the Shenandoah Valley, and visitors from all over eagerly make the drive to see it. However, it has become a destination spot and one that is not easily accessed. With high admission fees ($20 for adults), the trend has been to visit the bridge briefly before stopping at some of the nearby attractions. Luckily things are about to change, because Natural Bridge is soon to become part of a new state park where accessibility, preservation, and outdoor education will be prioritized.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Check out this video for more information about Natural Bridge State Park:
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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