Ohio's Largest Natural Bridge

This image is actually 5 different photos taken from the same spot and stitched together.

This image is actually 5 different photos taken from the same spot and stitched together.

This weeks article is a little shorter, just like the short hike I took to one of Ohio's unique geological structures. Rockbridge (original name, I know) is a naturally formed rock formation found at Rockbridge State Nature Preserve in the Hocking Hills area. Being one of twelve known in Ohio, it is also the longest at 100 feet. This place has been on my radar for several months now. After researching the area, I found that a waterfall forms when there has been enough rainfall and we had plenty of rain this weekend.

    So I set out, driving through rainstorms and hiking a short mile, and found what I was looking for. It's a really cool thing to see, standing out in the middle of a thick forest. It's exactly as described, a naturally formed stone bridge over a fairly deep ravine. What wasn't there though was the waterfall. So, I waited for about an hour underneath the bridge taking photos and waiting for some kind of rain - it never came. Despite that, I still really enjoyed finally seeing this little known Ohio landmark and will be returning at a later date. If you want to know more about Rockbridge, please visit the parks website http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/rockbridge

    I'm always on the lookout for new interesting places like Rockbridge. So, what are your favorite places to go visit?