Natural Bridge State Park – North Adams, MA

Natural Bridge State Park is a lovely piece of property that used to be a marble quarry just outside of North Adams.  It includes a road and path up to a small marble

Site of of former marble quarry.

Site of of former marble quarry.

waterfall with several catwalks and viewing platforms over a small ravine and stone natural bridge that gives this park its name.  Plan on spending around an hour or so to get a complete look at the park with a little more time in the colder months when the road is closed and you need to hike up to the main section.

The park is dog-friendly – just be sure to clean up after your animal (they have bags available).  There aren’t any facilities here though much of the park is handicap-

Foliage at Natural Bridge State Park.

Foliage at Natural Bridge State Park.

accessible with a wide access road – however the section with the wooden catwalks and viewing areas isn’t.

Directions and Location:

Natural Bridge State Park is located off of Massachusetts Route 8 just north of North Adams.  Turn onto MacAuley Road and the park will be on your left.  There is also a second entrance located on Natural Bridge Road in North Adams which is located off of Franklin St which is accessed via Eagle St. from Routes 2 & 8 in Downtown North Adams.  The following locations will get you to the two

Natural Bridge State Park Entrance sign in North Adams.

Natural Bridge State Park Entrance sign in North Adams.

entrances to the park if you’re using a GPS device:

Lower Entrance:
McAuley Rd.
North Adams, MA 01247
42.704393, -73.089341

Upper Entrance:
15 Natural Bridge Rd.
North Adams, MA 01247
42.708452, -73.096838