The Sandstone Labyrinth In Virginia’s Channels Natural Area Preserve Looks Like Something From Another Planet
By Beth|Published March 14, 2020
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. 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.
Most of Virginia’s landscape is familiar: the Blue Ridge Mountains, the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, and the ocean. Yet there are corners of our great state that may strike you as bizarre, and possibly even otherworldly. That’s most likely the case if you’ve never seen the sandstone labyrinth of Virginia’s Great Channels. Tucked away in southwestern Virginia, this ancient formation has formed over thousands upon thousands of years. Visit the park and you can look forward to traveling what can only be described as a naturally-formed maze. But don’t worry…there’s plenty of direction along the way to prevent you from getting lost!