Natural Bridge is a village in the Town of Le ray in Jefferson County, New York, USA. The population was 513 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from a natural limestone arch that spans 20 feet (6.1 m) and is located just north of the village.
The area around Natural Bridge was first settled around 1800. A sawmill was built in 1811 and a gristmill in 1813. In 1815, a bridge was built across the Black River. A tannery was built in 1821, and the first store in 1823. The Village of Natural Bridge was incorporated in 1827.
Natural Bridge is home to several kid-friendly attractions, including the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area, a 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) state park with hiking, camping, fishing, and canoeing; the Natural Bridge State Historic Site, which includes the limestone arch for which the village is named; the Howe Caverns, a popular tourist destination since 1842; and the Wild Center, a museum of the Adirondacks.
10 Fun & Kid-Friendly Things To Do In Natural Bridge, New York
1. Have a picnic at Robert Treman State Park
2. Go fishing at Robert Treman State Park
3. Hike to the top of Robert Treman State Park
4. Visit the waterfall at Robert Treman State Park
5. Go for a swim at Robert Treman State Park
6. Visit the Ithaca Dog Park
7. Play in the playground at Cass Park
8. Go for a bike ride on the trails at Cass Park
9. Row a boat on Cayuga Lake
10. Visit the Museum of the Earth