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If you need to feel rejuvenated by spending time in the great outdoors this winter, Slade, Kentucky, makes for a peaceful retreat. Slade is home to Natural Bridge State Park, named after its unique sandstone bridge, a natural wonder that is thought to be more than a million years old. The park also has lovely vistas and hiking trails. Natural Bridge is part of the Red River Gorge region. The area has easy trails and expert climbs alike that wind among more than 100 sandstone arches, near waterfalls and through forests. Without leaves on the trees or crowds in the winter, you have an unrestricted view of the area's unique rock formations.