Here Are 11 Of The Most Beautiful Oregon Covered Bridges To Explore This Fall
There are so many ways to enjoy Oregon’s fall foliage. You can take a hike to surround yourself with the beautiful colors of autumn, or walk across a bridge to get a glimpse at some stunning scenery. You can even dine in a historic lodge with a famous waterfall, and see autumn leaves from the floor-to-ceiling windows inside. There’s another often-overlooked fall foliage activity that we highly recommend: seeking out Oregon’s beautiful covered bridges. Here are 11 of our favorite covered bridges in Oregon:
Have you visited any of these covered bridges in Oregon before? Are there any new ones you can’t wait to check out? We’d love to see your covered bridge photos in the comments below!
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Address: Josephine County, OR, USA
Address: Scio, OR 97374, USA
Address: Sutherlin, OR, USA
Address: Vida, OR, USA
Address: Dorena, OR 97434, USA
Address: Wren, OR 97370, USA
Address: Sweet Home, OR, USA
Address: Silverton, OR 97381, USA
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covered bridges in Oregon
October 03, 2021
How many covered bridges are there in Oregon?
There's nothing more delightful than happening upon a covered bridge; they are such charming structures full of nostalgia and history! If you enjoy covered bridges as much as we do, you'll be pleased to know that the Beaver State is home to some 54 covered bridges.
What's the oldest covered bridge in Oregon?
The distinction of oldest covered bridge in Oregon belongs to Lost Creek Covered Bridge. Built in 1881, this winsome structure was actually once slated for demolition (the horror!), and has been kept up and preserved over the years in a remote area east of Medford. The oldest covered bridge in Lane County (where the above covered bridge road trip is located) is Mosby Creek Covered Bridge. It is the only covered bridge that is still part of Cottage Grove’s roadway infrastructure.
Are there any covered bridge day trips in Oregon?
We're glad you asked! If you enjoyed checking out the above covered bridges, you'll be absolutely delighted by this covered bridge day trip, which features six beautiful bridges in Cottage Grove, Oregon! Known as the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon, this 20-mile route starts in Cottage Grove and loops around the nearby Dorena Lake, passing six gorgeous covered bridges along the way. Most of these historic bridges are no longer open to cars, but they are open to pedestrians, so you can pull over and check them out on foot. This charming excursion is positively unique, and picture-perfect anytime of the year!
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