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S17T3 Virginia's Newest State Park: Natural Bridge

Don't miss out on a fabulous day excursion to Virginia's newest state park, Natural Bridge! We'll have a special guided interpretive tour of the Cedar Creek trail, led by a park educator. Cedar Creek Trail features a saltpeter mine used during the Civil War for raw materials, a lost river, and a lush 40-foot cascade called Lace Falls. Learn some behind-the-scenes information about the park's biodiversity and interact with the historic interpreters at the outdoor Monacan Indian exhibit. Features of the exhibit include a newly constructed wigwam, longhouse, cooking area, men's work shelter, and trading post. April is a perfect time for appreciating Thomas Jefferson's observation that the natural bridge is truly a "sublime" geologic wonder! Bring your camera, some bottled water and good walking shoes. The walk to the Monacan exhibit is about a quarter mile while the walk to the lush Lace Falls at the end of the Cedar Creek Trail and back to the beginning makes for a round trip of two miles on mostly level, but woodland terrain. There are benches along the way for those who prefer to sit and enjoy the sounds of the creek, watch the birds or meditate. Box lunches may be ordered ahead of time or pack your own lunch. If you pack your lunch, be prepared to carry it with you when we leave the bus.

Moderate walking up to two miles and standing is involved in this trip.

The tour package includes the following:

Round-trip motor coach transportation
Guided tours of the bridge and the Indian exhibit

Price per person: $33 without lunch, $45.00 with lunch. (Boxed lunch options will be made available to participants.)

Maximum number of participants is 29. A suggested $2.00 gratuity will be collected by your tour host for the bus driver.

Reservation with payment is due by March 29, 2017. No cancellations after April 1, 2017 noon.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to noon April 1, 2017, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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