These 7 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Michigan Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time
There’s something so nostalgic about a covered bridge. It takes us back in time to when life wasn’t so fast paced, when we could slow down and appreciate fine craftsmanship. Among the many historic places in Michigan, covered bridges are some of the simplest yet most beautiful. Lucky for those of us who reside in the Great Lakes State, we’ve still got some of these covered bridges to appreciate. Some are now only open to foot traffic. Others are new and were designed to capture that old-timey feeling. Still others have been beautifully restored and maintain their original use.
Have a look at some of the most marvelous covered bridges in Michigan.
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Makes you want to take a road trip right now and get a closer look at these places, huh? Tell us – do you have a favorite covered bridge in Michigan that’s not on this list? We’re always eager to hear from you, so drop us a line in the Facebook comments or recommend another one of your favorite things to do in Michigan by filling out our nomination form here.
One of the most fascinating bridges in Michigan that doesn’t quite fit on our list of covered options is the Tridge, a three-way footbridge in the city of Midland. This awesome tri-walkway structure creates a fascinating and scenic attraction for all ages to enjoy, not to mention its convenient access to St. Charles and Chippewassee Parks. If you’d like to read more about the Tridge, check out our previous feature piece here.
Are there any historical villages in Michigan?
If you’re a fan of covered bridges, it’s safe to assume that you appreciate history. Luckily for you, Michigan is home to some of the nation’s most wonderful historical villages, including the aforementioned Greenfield Village in Dearborn. Many of our state’s other history-rich attractions offer tours, seasonal activities, and loads of photo opportunities, so read more by checking out our previous article here.
What are some other fun things to do in Michigan?
The possibilities are endless. If you’re not in the mood to appreciate a quaint covered bridge or step back in time, we recommend embarking on a wondrous hike or dining at one of the best restaurants in Michigan. From wooded trails to charming cafes along the shores of our Great Lakes, there’s no shortage of excitement to be found here in Michigan. If you’d like a limited but intriguing overview, check out this awesome Michigan bucket list — just be sure to leave time and space for your own in-state discoveries!
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Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.
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