Attractions September 30, 2017
This Covered Bridge Road Trip Through New York Is Nothing Short Of Magical
With how often life is changing and how modern technology is so frequently updating, charming pieces of New York’s past can sometimes feel impossible to find. Taking you back to the good old days when things were a bit more simple, there’s nothing like stumbling upon a well-kept covered bridge. Lucky for us we have a handful of these historic gems within driving distance of one another, making for one dreamy road trip.
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1. First stop, Jay Covered Bridge.
One of the most popular Adirondack covered bridges to check out, the small town of Jay is a great place to kick off this road trip. The historic bridge has long been a part of the town but back in 1997 the bridge was removed and completely restored so locals could continue enjoying it. The charming destination acts as a pedestrian and bike bridge for visitors, and during
the summer months, you can find residents cooling off down below in the Ausable River.
2. Next visit Ticonderoga's Kissing Bridge.
Those who are visiting from outside of Ticonderoga usually come to explore our historic fort or even the Star Trek set that we have in town, but you shouldn't be quick to overlook other attractions! Right in town you can find the Bicentennial Park that sits along the La Chute River. The park has waterfalls, walking trails, a visitors center, and even a dog park but there's also the Kissing Bridge here too! The quaint bridge was covered back in 1994 and is strictly a pedestrian bridge.
3. On the way to the next covered bridge you can stop in Lake George to feast on pizza.
If you ask us, we'd tell you that Lake George just very well might be the next pizza capital of the world. All within walking distance of each other, in the heart of the village, you can find at least five mouthwatering pizza joints that will have you dreaming of dough and cheese. To find out more about these delicious restaurants,
4. After fueling up on pizza, head to the Copeland Covered Bridge in Edinburg.
My favorite stop on this road trip, the Copeland Covered Bridge is the perfect adventure for everyone to take. Bringing you along the shores of Great Sacandaga Lake, an incredibly scenic drive will eventually lead to this lovely covered bridge. Park on the side of the road and you can either go to the left towards the covered bridge (also down this way you'll be able to find a picnic table and great viewing points). Or visitors can also choose to go towards the right to get a better look at the beautiful waterfall that's right here as well! The roadside outdoor attraction is one that's easily accessible and wonderful to explore.
5. Keep heading west through the Adirondacks until you make it to the Salisbury Center Covered Bridge.
Part of Herkimer County, the Salisbury Center Covered Bridge dates all the way back to 1875. The bridge is just more than 40-feet long and just over 15-feet wide, while it may be open for vehicular traffic you won't find that this spot is too busy of a place. An underrated wooden bridge that's tucked away within the Empire State, you'll be happy to see this delightful spot in person for yourself.
Last but not least, the Old Forge Covered Bridge is hiding in plain sight along Route 28.
Taking you back up north into the more secluded parts of the Adirondacks, visible from Route 28 is the Old Forge Covered Bridge. Any of our residents who have come out to this small town to visit the Enchanted Forest Water Safari may remember passing this while driving, but if you've yet to get out and walk across it now's the time to do so. Sitting just over the Moose River, the bridge is a total of 66-feet long.
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