This Day Trip Takes You To 5 Of Massachusetts' Covered Bridges And It’s Perfect For A Scenic Drive
Covered bridges in Massachusetts harken back to a simpler time of life. As the years go by, there are fewer and fewer of these lovely structures that remain standing. So hop onto one of the best road trips in MA and check them out before they disappear.
You can complete this Massachusetts covered bridges road trip in one day or break it up over the course of a weekend for two days of fun. First things first, check out the road trip map and directions.
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These structures are the perfect spots to explore. Read more about some of the best historical attractions in Massachusetts.
More to Explore
What are the most scenic towns in Massachusetts?
Another great idea for some MA road trips is heading to the most scenic towns in Massachusetts:
- Chatham: This town is located on Cape Cod. Enjoy plenty of time in and around the water here with several beaches available. There’s also an assortment of eateries and shopping to take in on Main Street as well as plenty of outdoor fun available, such as the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. And of course, the 1877 Chatham Lighthouse Beach is a must-see.
- Nantucket: This gorgeous island is only accessible by plane or ferry. It’s a lovely spot for shopping and dining but is most known for its stunning hydrangea season in July. It’s great for history buffs, with museum choices like the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. And you can also take in the surroundings by bike or boat.
What are the best hikes with a view in Massachusetts?
While covered bridges in Massachusetts are pretty great, consider taking in some more beauty of the Bay State by heading out on some hikes with a view in Massachusetts:
- Walden Pond: You know a place is pretty great when an entire book is written about it. This reservation was the home of author Henry David Thoreau in the mid-1800s. Today, you can visit and take the 1.7-mile loop around the pond. You can also swim or boat on the pond.
- Chasm Loop Trail: Located in the 100-acre Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, this 1.4-mile out-and-back trail features some really interesting rock formations, such as The Coffin, Lover’s Leap, and Corn Crib. And if you have some more time, go (or just watch) rock climbing.
What are the best state parks in Massachusetts?
Consider planning some road trips in MA to visit some of the best state parks in Massachusetts:
- Bash Bish State Falls Park: Located in Mount Washington, this park is 424 acres. While its most popular feature is the 80-foot-tall Bash Bish Falls (the tallest in the state), you can also fish or venture out on another trail.
- Hopkinton State Park: You’ll find this 1,500-acre state park over in where. Swim in the reservoir or take a paddleboat, canoe, or kayak out to explore. Or take in one of the hiking trails. You can also picnic here.