Vermont October 12, 2016
There’s A Covered Bridge Tour In Vermont And It’s Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of
There are just over 100 authentic
covered bridges in Vermont, giving it the highest number of covered bridges per square mile in the USA. That’s right, you can plan to see many covered bridges while traveling through the Green Mountain State, and all are complete with scenic backdrops and charming towns. Take this covered bridge tour in VT to see some towns that have many amazing covered bridges to get more bang for your buck. Here is a map for easy reference!
Travel through Danville and see the Greenbank Hollow Covered Bridge. Built in 1886, this 74 ft long Queenpost covered bridge crosses Joe’s Brook.
Lyndon is a great place to be if you're a fan of covered bridges - it has five! Check out the Schoolhouse Bridge, the Chamberlain Mill Bridge, the Miller’s Run Bridge, the Randall Bridge and the Sanborn Bridge.
Head over the river and through the woods to the Lords Creek Covered Bridge in Irasburg. This 1881 Paddleford truss bridge was moved from Lord’s Creek in 1958 to a local farmer’s field on Route 58.
Montgomery has a whopping seven covered bridges - Comstock Covered Bridge,
Fuller Covered Bridge,
Hopkins Covered Bridge,
Hutchins Covered Bridge,
Longley Covered Bridge,
West Hill Covered Bridge and the Hectorville Covered Bridge which has been disassembled and stored awaiting restoration.
Visit all three covered bridges in Charlotte - the Quinlan Bridge, Sequin Bridge and Holmes Creek Bridge.
Travel through the Champlain Valley and see the Halpin Bridge as well as the Pulp Mill Bridge, which is Vermont's oldest bridge and was built between 1808 and 1820.
The bridges in Pittsford are full of history, and perhaps the most famous fact is about the Hammond Covered Bridge. This bridge was built in 1842 and is most famous for being washed off its foundation in 1927 and floating a mile downstream. Later that year it was re-floated on barrels and towed back to its original site.
Covered bridges are classic Vermont, and the charming town of Woodstock has a few that are worth a look for a quintessential experience.
Tunbridge is home to the annual World's Fair, as well as several covered bridges, including the Mill Bridge which has a sign that reads "One dollar fine for a person to drive a horse or other beast faster than a walk or drive more than one loaded team at the same time on this bridge."
There are six bridges in Northfield, including three in a series of bridges on Cox Brook Road.
Vermont covered bridges, you’ll want to check this out.