When I found Natural Bridge State Park online, it looked so fun that I built in a free day there during our trip. The first thing we did there was hike up to the Natural Bridge.
The hike was quite pleasant, and not very long. The boys handled it well.
We saw a little baby snake, skinnier than a pencil, and about 6 inches long.
Along the way, there were interesting rock formations and shelters to explore.
Some of the rock formations made us feel like we were somewhere more exotic than Kentucky.
We made it to Natural Bridge, and it did not disappoint.
Looming over us, we decided to hike up the stairs to the top.
The stairs were more narrow than we expected, but we had no trouble squeezing through.
Sometimes tight rocky passages are kind of fun.
On the top of Natural Bridge, we found a gorgeous view and a fun shelter - people must get married up there from time to time.
From there, we continued to hike to an interesting overlook.
Where there were some carved rocks for climbing.
And finally we hiked on to Lover's Leap.
Mornings just don't get any better than this.