September 25th, 2005 – by: alyssa_ob
Natural Bridge - 215 ft tall, 90 ft wide
Being a geologist, I am always excited to see geological sites, even if they are sometimes a little touristy. Well this site was WAY TOO touristy. Yeah, there's a nice natural bridge to look at, and a cave if you choose to go through, but it was extremely over priced and extremely designed for tourists. I met a friend from the D.C. area and we explored the area as best you can on a paved trail with signs pointing out everything of interest. The natural bridge is 215 ft tall and 90 ft wide. A walk along the Cedar Creek Trail passes by a few little caves and a sinking stream. It ends at Lace Falls. I was more excited to see the tilted rocks. I'm not a huge fan of "hiking" on a paved trail with benches and obnoxious tourists. We went to the cave as well, because we were there and didn't want to be a complete waste of our time. My friend's husband had never been in a cave, but we weren't impressed. It had nothing special inside and was all paved trails, handrails, and lights. No adventure there.