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9 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Illinois That Remind Us Of A Simpler Time

With all the stress of modern life it can often feel great to get away from it all and harken back to a time that felt simpler and more quintessentially idyllic. And what feels more perfectly American than a covered bridge? Whether you enjoy taking lovely fall drives through this gorgeous state or you just love the idea of capturing the beauty of the first snow fall, there is something about these rural covered bridges in Illinois that are pretty picturesque in all seasons and well worth the trip.

It’s time to pull out the map, set up your GPS and get out of Dodge for a little while. You’ll enjoy feeling like you’ve stepped back in time when you check off each covered bridge on your list. Plus, being surrounded by some peace and quiet might just be the breath of fresh air you were looking for.

If you’ve already checked out any of these bridges, we would love to hear from you in the comments. Let us know which ones were more beautiful in person or if there is a certain time of the year that’s ideal for checking out some of these nostalgic structures.

Originally from the quaint beach town of Fenwick Island, Delaware, Stephanie has called Chicago home for nearly a decade. A passion for cocktail creation, international travel and decadent foodie experiences, enjoy Stephanie's romp through the Land of Lincoln. A circus performer, stuntwoman, professed travel buff and lover of Tom Waits, Stephanie is looking forward to sharing her favorite Chicago haunts with both adventurous locals and curious travelers.