Natural Bridge State Park
Natural Bridge State Park was established in 1926, but the 78-foot natural sandstone bridge was formed over many millenniums. The arch spans a chasm of 65 feet and the park was originally established by the Lexington and Eastern railroad as a tourist attraction to encourage more passengers to travel over their route. The park is one of the first official state parks in Kentucky. and boasts 20 miles of trails and a variety of scenic areas such as White's Branch Arch and the Henson's Cave Arch. The park offers a chair lift--highly recommended for non-climbers.
Backstory and Context
The park itself includes 2,200 acres, including cabins and a 60 acre lake with two campgrounds and dining facilities. The lake and park also offer a small museum and holds seasonal performances.