Here Are 7 Of The Most Beautiful Indiana Covered Bridges To Explore This Fall

If you’re in the mood to see some changing leaves and ridiculously gorgeous scenes like something straight out of a Thomas Kinkade painting, you ought to take a trip out to your nearest covered bridge (or maybe a road trip to ones a little further away). These seven covered bridges in Indiana are among our favorite suggestions for where to go to see the best autumn views in the state. When it comes to blending history and color, this is perfect. If you’re a fan of road trips and vintage charm, visiting a covered bridge or two (or three, or ten – there’s only 98 in the entire state, after all) is the perfect journey for this time of year. Let’s take a look:

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

For more like this, check out this covered bridge loop trail in Indiana that is full of historic stops.

Where else do you enjoy looking at fall-themed covered bridges? Share your favorites with us in the comments.

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Covered Bridges in Indiana

October 03, 2021

How many covered bridges in Indiana are there?  

Fans of covered bridges have good reason to be excited to visit Indiana – it’s home to a TON of amazing, historic covered bridges, each with its own interesting history (and, in some cases, tragedy). In total, the Hoosier State harbors 98 different covered bridges, most especially in Parke County. Parke County has been called “the covered bridge capital of the world”, and we can see why; that single county has 31 bridges scattered all over! That’s about a third of all the bridges in the state! The Jackson Covered Bridge holds the title of the longest single-span bridge in the entire state, and honestly, it’s a strange thing to be proud of, but we sure are proud anyway!  

What are some of the best places to see fall color in Indiana?  

Well, one thing is for sure: those covered bridges all over the Hoosier State are seriously only made better with the added magic of fall color. Indiana is a great state for leaf-peepers; year after year, it treats us to incredibly colorful, vivid landscapes that are truly unforgettable. Some of our favorite places to check out the amazing fall color every autumn include Brown County (which is often called the most beautiful area of the state and fall just makes it EXTRA incredible) and even lesser-thought-of spots like the campus of Indiana University. Speaking of colleges, the University of Notre Dame is another excellent place for fall color. If you’d like more information about these spots and then some, you might want to check out this list of the best places to see fall color in Indiana.