This Day Trip Takes You To 6 Of Pittsburgh's Covered Bridges And It’s Perfect For A Scenic Drive
By Beth Price-Williams|Updated on August 31, 2023(Originally published April 17, 2019)
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
What are two of the sweetest words in the English language? Well, if you ask us, “day trips” come in a really close second to “road trip,” wouldn’t you agree? Our beloved city makes for an amazing launching pad for any sort of trip, and we have so many day trips from Pittsburgh that make for an easy, quick getaway. With all the natural and man-made attractions within a few hours of downtown, there’s no end to the fun to be had! One historic structure that many of us are quite fond of is the covered bridge. Something about these quaint structures brings up a sense of nostalgia, and there’s nothing like the joy of crossing one, whether it’s in a car or on foot. We’re lucky enough to have lots of covered bridges in Pennsylvania, and today, we’ll be sharing a road trip of covered bridges near Pittsburgh. If you’re looking for “covered bridges near me,” this day trip to six of the most beautiful covered bridges near Pittsburgh should certainly fix the itch.
What are some of your favorite covered bridges near Pittsburgh? How many of the above have you visited? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments!
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How many covered bridges in Pennsylvania are there?
There are an incredible 209 covered bridges in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State has the most covered bridges of any state!
What are some more of the best day trips from Pittsburgh?
There are so many wonderful day trips from Pittsburgh that won't take more than a few hours of driving. Here are a few of our favorites: