Recently Named A National Historic Landmark In Vermont, Brown Bridge Is One Of The Oldest Covered Bridges In The U.S.
Vermont is the land of covered bridges and small picturesque towns, and we think they help make this one of the most beautiful places in the United States. In fact, there are more than 100 covered bridges in the Green Mountain State, which amounts to more covered bridges per square mile than any other state in the U.S. Brown Covered Bridge, located in Shrewsbury, is one of the oldest and most cherished covered bridges in Vermont, and it’s still in use today. Vermont covered bridges are a great adventure, and if you’ve ever wondered “Are there any covered bridges near me?”, you just might be surprised. Come along with us and take a trip under the Brown Covered Bridge.
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Covered bridges in Vermont are more than just bridges: they are a defining aspect of the Vermont landscape, something that we take pride in and cherish. There’s just something about walking across a small and old covered bridge. Nothing is more Vermont than that. If you can’t make the trip to Shrewsbury right now but want to experience the Brown Covered Bridge for yourself, Gina Stewart posted this first-person view on YouTube. The video is five years old, but the great sights are still the same!
Have you been across Brown Covered Bridge before? What are some of your favorite covered bridges in Vermont? Let us know in the comment section below. Shrewsbury is a town with a lot of history, and that history can be delicious – just check out this historic general store with amazing sticky buns! If you’re looking for a place to stay after your adventures, check in nearby at the Hampton Inn Rutland.
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Where Can I Find The Best Hidden Gems In Vermont?
Vermont's covered bridges are amazing hidden gems, but the Green Mountain State has so many other secrets for curious travelers. Here are three of our favorites.
- The Farm Store in Jeffersonville is a hidden gem shop that celebrates the farm-fresh nature of Vermont's culinary scene. This year-round location in a popular ski town will greet you with the smell of fresh-baked bread the minute you walk in the door. They always have a wide selection of baked goods and local produce, and a smoothie bar makes it an amazing place for a light breakfast before a day of skiing or shopping.
- The Estey Organ Museum in the town of Brattleboro is part of that wonderful American roadside tradition of hyper-specific museums that celebrate an obscure art or subculture. This one is dedicated to the town's former Estey Organ Company, one of the top makers of pipe organs and related instruments up until 1960. Today, you can explore the museum and see a wide array of vintage organs. Unlike many museums, this isn't "look but don't touch" - you can sit down and play Phantom of the Opera!
- Red Barn Market & Deli, located in South Burlington, is one of those laid-back culinary gems that the neighborhood people all know about. It's located in a colorful old-fashioned building, and the humble menu of sandwiches and sides hides some of Vermont's best barbecue. The pulled pork sandwich is tender and flavorful, and they even have some surprising international choices like a Vietnamese Banh Mi or a Cuban sandwich - both brimming with flavor.