These 3 Beautiful Covered Bridges in Delaware Will Remind You of a Simpler Time
By Katy|Updated on September 05, 2023(Originally published April 05, 2016)
Katy is a life-long Delaware resident who grew up on a small grain farm and spent her summers enjoying time at the beach. A full time public relations professional by day and a content specialist with OIYS at night, Katy loves sharing her love of her home state with fellow Delawareans and others. Loves: local food, dachshunds, horseshoe crabs, hiking, farmers markets, bourbon.
There’s something about a covered bridge in Delaware that stirs up a yearning for times gone by. There are only around 1,500 authentic covered bridges remaining in the entire world, most of them in the United States. The National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges lists three authentic Delaware covered bridges remaining today, and if you find yourself wondering “Where are covered bridges near me,” you’ll find them all in charming New Castle County. While they’re perhaps most popular to visit in the fall when surrounded by foliage, we’ve got to say, they’re beautiful at any time of year. Check out the covered bridges in Delaware:
And, if you can’t get your fill of covered bridges in Delaware, hop across the border to Pennsylvania, which has the most covered bridges in the U.S.!
If you’re looking to stay in the New Castle area overnight, we highly recommend it – it’s such a charming county! Make sure to check out Vrbo to find all the best vacation rental homes in New Castle County, DE.
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How many covered bridges in Delaware are there?
While the three Delaware covered bridges in New Castle County are the only authentic historic covered bridges, there are actually several others throughout the state. In the Baywood Greens Golf Course just north of Millsboro, there's a covered bridge right on the course crossing over a small stream. The Covered Bridge Trails senior living development in Lewes also has a covered bridge that gives the community its name.
What are some other things to do in New Castle County, DE?
Now, we realize that Delaware only has three counties, which makes dividing attractions up by county a little bit silly, but we do have to say that New Castle County is probably our favorite. It's not only home to the state's capital, Wilmington, but it also houses New Castle, which is one of our favorite small towns in Delaware.