Pittsburgh October 27, 2019
Here Are 7 Of The Most Beautiful Covered Bridges To Explore Near Pittsburgh This Fall
Days are growing shorter around Pittsburgh as the air gets chillier. We’re trudging right along into fall as the leaves begin changing colors. Soon, however, those beautiful leaves will peak, fall, and give way to the snow of winter. That makes now the ideal time to get outdoors for a little leaf peeping. Can you think of a prettier backdrop for the fall foliage than one of these seven covered bridges near Pittsburgh?
1. Trusal Covered Bridge – Creekside
When's the last time you've taken a leisurely autumn drive to Indiana County? Now's the perfect time as the leaves begin to change. Indiana County's also home to several covered bridges, including Trusal Covered Bridge. Stroll through the 41-foot covered bridge that crosses over Plum Creek.
2. Baronvale Bridge – Rockwood
Journey to Somerset County for sensational views of Baronvale Covered Bridge this autumn. You can only walk across the covered bridge, but you're in for a treat when it comes to picturesque views. Snap photos of the fall foliage from inside of the covered bridge and of the covered bridge framed by the fall leaves.
3. Harmon Bridge – Creekside
Harmon Covered Bridge sits not too far from Trusal Covered Bridge. It, too, crosses over Plum Creek and offers stellar views of the fall foliage. Listen to the leaves crunching beneath your feet as you stroll through the covered bridge that was built in 1910.
4. Kintersburg Bridge – Indiana
Make sure your camera or smartphone is charged, because you're going to want to take a ton of photos at the picturesque Kintersburg Covered Bridge, also in Indiana County. The historic covered bridge was built in 1877, and holds distinction as one of just four remaining Howe Truss bridges in PA. Stroll through the 68-foot covered bridge for unique views.
5. McConnells Mill Covered Bridge – Portersville
If you're up for a scenic fall hike, set your GPS for McConnells Mill State Park, home to an historic grist mill and covered bridge. Follow the three-mile Kildoo Loop Trail that starts and ends at the covered bridge. Wear sturdy shoes for the trail that's rated moderate.
6. Cuppett’s Covered Bridge – New Paris
You'll have to admire the sheer beauty of Cuppett's Covered Bridge, surrounded by the rustic fall colors, from afar. Neither cars nor walkers are able to safety cross through the bridge that dates back to 1882. The 60-foot long bridge has never been painted, so it can age naturally.
7. Erskine Covered Bridge – West Alexander
If you like a side of history with your leaf peeping, visit Erskine Covered Bridge. It is the oldest covered bridge in the United States, dating back to 1845. You'll find plenty of picture-worthy moments during your visit, too. Snap photos from outside of the state's westernmost bridge. Then, go inside for unique photos of the foliage from one of the windows.
What are your favorite covered bridges near Pittsburgh? Join the conversation in the comments! Still on the hunt for fun spots to go leaf peeping? How about embarking on a hike along the Frick Park Loop Trail?
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