Natural Bridge State Park – North Adams, Massachusetts - Atlas Obscura
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North Adams, Massachusetts

Natural Bridge State Park

Naturally formed white marble arch housed in an abandoned marble quarry from the 1800s. 

State park that contains the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America.

Housed in an abandoned marble quarry from the 1800s, you can still see where former employees etched their names in the marble. It is estimated that the arch formed by Hudson Brook is 550 million years old.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, romantic novelist, visited in 1838 and wrote “The cave makes a fresh impression on me every time I visit it … so deep, so irregular, so gloomy, so stern.”

Also contains a small sculpture park.

Know Before You Go

Make sure to enter from McAuley Rd entrance. There is no parking on the Natural Bridge Rd entrance.