Guilt-Free Getaway: Wild Side of Natural Bridge

There are so many ways to have fun in the Natural Bridge area. Getaway guilt-free this fall as you visit the Natural Bridge, a spectacular immense natural wonder and nature trail; and dig into more nearby guilt-free fun!

A Day at Natural Bridge


See the spectacular National Historic Landmark and natural wonder, the Natural Bridge. Spend the day taking in the Natural Bridge along the Cedar Creek Trail, including the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls. The Natural Bridge Caverns – the deepest caverns on the East Coast – are nearby, too. Wander back down to the Bridge at sunset for the presentation of the “Drama of Creation,” a nighttime illumination unlike any other you may have experienced. Stay at the Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center for the night, or check into a cabin at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp Resort.

On the River and into the Night

If you enjoyed an overnight at Natural Bridge Historic Hotel, perhaps you purchased the Twin River Outfitter  package that includes a paddle down the river? It’s an exhilarating experience on the James River, especially in the crisp fall air. Dinner at The Colonial Dining Room at the Natural Bridge Historic Hotel is a fine treat before you head out for good ol’ fashioned dirt track racing at Natural Bridge Speedway (Saturday nights through mid-October). Or, walk historic Lexington by way of a Haunting Tales Tour offered Saturday and Sunday nights through Halloween.

A Few Wild Encounters

Continue exploring our wild side with a visit through the Virginia Safari Park.  Drive through or ride on the hay wagon and feed the animals.  For rather unusual encounters, stop at Dino Kingdom II, an attraction from the wild mind of artist Mark Cline. A scenic afternoon ride to take in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect way to end a day.

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