New Hampshire June 28, 2017
You’ll Absolutely Love This Charming Covered Bridge Tour Of New Hampshire
Covered bridges are such an iconic New England sight – and New Hampshire has 54 of them! If you haven’t made a point of visiting some of these beauties, this road trip is the perfect way to spend a summer day. It’ll take you about 7.5 hours to visit all 10 on our list, but of course you can just visit those closest to you or make a weekend out of it. For the complete Google map with driving directions, click
1. Cornish-Windsor Bridge, Cornish
Our journey starts at the western border of New Hampshire. Spanning the Connecticut River between Cornish, New Hampshire, and Windsor, Vermont, this is the longest wooden covered bridge in the nation at 449 feet. It was originally built in 1866, and despite having one end in each state, it's owned and maintained by New Hampshire.
2. Bath Covered Bridge, Bath
The Bath Bridge, which spans the Ammonoosuc River, was built in 1833 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was closed in 2012 for a major renovation, so now it's as good as new!
3. Mount Orne Covered Bridge, Lancaster
This bridge also spans two states, this time crossing the Connecticut River between Lancaster, New Hampshire, and Lunenberg, Vermont. Built in 1911, it's on the National Register of Historic Places.
4. Groveton Bridge, Northumberland
This bridge over the Ammonoosuc River, built in 1852, is closed to cars but open to foot traffic. Pack a picnic and enjoy the view from the table in the middle!
5. Albany Bridge, Albany
Right off the Kanc, this 1858 bridge looks especially spectacular in the fall when its weathered wood is surrounded by bright foliage.
6. Henniker Bridge, Henniker
This bridge was built more recently than most, in 1972, but the builders used traditional methods. You can't drive over it, but walk over it to admire the Contoocook through it's gorgeous lattice work.
7. Hancock-Greenfield Covered Bridge, Hancock and Greenfield
Built in 1937, this bridge over the Contoocook was the first in the United States to use the engineering technique known as the Teco truss, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
8. Carleton Bridge, East Swanzey
Built in 1869, this bridge crosses the South Branch Ashuelot River and is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
9. Coombs Covered Bridge, Winchester
This 107 foot long bridge crosses the Ashuelot River, was built in 1837, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
10. Ashuelot Covered Bridge, Winchester
The final bridge on our tour, Ashuelot spans its namesake river and was built in 1864. Its white lattice sides are especially photogenic.
How many of New Hampshire’s covered bridges have you visited?