The Best Hiking Trails in Natural Bridge State Resort Park
There are both short and long trails available near Natural Bridge State Resort Park hotels and cabins – pick the walks that suit you best.
1. Henson's Arch Trail
A third of a mile long, this dog-friendly path will take you to an amazing limestone formation at the entrance to a cave. With a couple of moderate inclines but mainly level terrain, it's ideal for a brisk walk through the woods.
2. Lakeside Trail
A quarter of a mile, this short trail will bring you to the shores of a lake and offers plenty of opportunities for taking great photos or just enjoying nature.
3. Whittleton Trail
This two-mile route is pet friendly. Walk along Whittleton Branch, a pretty stream running through the forest that leads to a 19th-century railroad.
4. Sand Gap Trail
This rugged trail is 7.5 miles long and ideal for active outdoorspeople. It takes up to six hours to complete, bringing you along a former logging road and ending up at the park's mini-golf and skylift area.
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The Best Family Activities in Natural Bridge State Resort Park
In addition to hiking, there are many other great ideas for family fun when staying at Natural Bridge State Resort Park cabins. You'll want to stay for awhile and make the most of the beautiful surroundings.
This is a great activity year round, with species such as woodland warblers coming in spring and kinglets and woodpeckers visiting in winter. Head to Picnic Area Three and Four and the Lakeside Trail for the area's best birdwatching.
At Mill Creek Lake, rent a boat and you can take to the water to appreciate another side of the park. Admire the unusual rock formations around this 40-acre body of water.
Try your luck at catching some of the many varieties of fish in the park's lake, including bluegill, black crappie, and rainbow trout.
Give your feet a rest and soar above the forest for magnificent views on the lift. You'll travel from near the park's entrance to the park's namesake, the natural bridge.