The Majority Of Maine’s Covered Bridges Can Be Found In This Jaw Dropping Region
Maine’s quintessential small towns are worth every photo, every painting and every story we hear about them. They’re beautiful and quaint reminding us of a simpler time when just crossing a river required ingenuity and creativity that we oftentimes don’t think about today. The period between the 1800s and 1900s saw the majority of covered bridges in Maine built in these small towns and there’s no better place to see them than in the Lakes and Mountains region. While there were once 120 covered bridges in the state, most were destroyed by things like flood, fire and… modernity. Today there are nine bridges left in the state and six of them can be found relatively close to each other. To find your way to each bridge, follow these directions using Google Maps.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
To enjoy small-town Maine, consider taking this road trip through some of the most picturesque places in the state.
Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: [email protected]
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