Vermont October 11, 2019
Here Are 10 Of The Most Beautiful Vermont Covered Bridges To Explore This Fall
Ready for a fun fall road trip? Check out these amazing covered bridges scattered throughout Vermont. Most of them date back to the mid-1800’s, but have been maintained over the years to remain functional for drivers passing through.
1. Silk Road Covered Bridge - Bennington
Located just a few miles from Bennington College, the Silk Road Covered Bridge crosses over the Walloomsac River and is pretty easy to find once you're in town. There are pull-off spots to park in on both sides of the road, if you'd like to get out of the car and snap a photo.
Address: Silk Rd, Bennington, VT 05201
2.) Papermill Village Bridge - Bennington
While you're in Bennington, check out the Paper Mill Bridge, also called Bennington Falls Covered Bridge. This wooden bridge traverses across the Walloomsac River. It was built in 1889 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Address: Murphy Rd, Bennington, VT 05201
3.) Burt Henry Covered Bridge - Bennington
Bennington is full of covered bridges, so don't forget to add this one to your list if you're ever in town! The Burt Henry Covered Bridge carries River Road across the Walloomsac River. Just near the bridge, you'll find the historic Henry House.
Address: 34 River Rd, North Bennington, VT 05257
4. West Dummerston - Dummerston
Once you approach the West Dummerston bridge, you'll get great views of the West River.
Address: 2891 W River Rd, Dummerston, VT 05301
5. Pulp Mill Covered Bridge - Weybridge
This wooden covered bridge crosses Otter Creek between Middlebury and Weybridge. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974
Address: Weybridge, VT 05753
6. Chiselville Bridge - Sunderland
The Chiselville Bridge sits high above the water. Once known as High Bridge, the Chiselville Bridge survived the flood of 1927. As you can see by the sign, cars can still be fined $1 if they drive thru at a speed faster than a walker's pace. Is it enforced? Probably best not to break the rules to find out.
Address: 412 Sunderland Hl Rd, Sunderland, VT 05250
7. Halpin Bridge - New Haven
This wooden covered bridge carries Halpin Lane over the Muddy Branch of the New-Haven River. Originally built to serve a marble quarry operation on the east side of the river, this bridge is now considered to be one of the highest covered bridges in the state.
Address: Halpin Covered Bridge Rd, New Haven, VT 05472
8. Kingsley Covered Bridge - North Clarendon
Built in 1870, Kingsley Covered Bridge is the town's only surviving 19th-century covered bridge.
Address: 2964 East Street Extension, North Clarendon, VT 05759
9. Brown Covered Bridge - Shrewsbury
Brown Covered Bridge in Shrewsbury carries Upper Cold River Road over the Cold River. Due to damage from Hurricane Irene, it was closed in 2011 to vehicle traffic, but reopened as a National Historic Site in 2016.
Address: 5290 Cold River Rd, Shrewsbury, VT 05738
10. Northfield Falls Covered Bridge - Northfield
The Northfield Falls Covered Bridge, also called the Station Covered Bridge, carries Cox Brook Road across the Dog River in Northfield, Vermont. This wooden covered bridge was built in 1872 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Address: Cox Brook Rd, Northfield, VT 05663
It’s pretty neat how much history is behind all of these covered bridges in Vermont. How many have you been to so far?
Address: Silk Rd, Bennington, VT 05201, USA Address: Murphy Rd, Bennington, VT, USA Address: 34 River Rd, North Bennington, VT 05257, USA Address: 2891 W River Rd, Dummerston, VT 05301, USA Address: Weybridge, VT 05753, USA Address: 412 Sunderland Hl Rd, Sunderland, VT 05250, USA Address: Halpin Covered Bridge Rd, New Haven, VT, USA Address: 5290 Cold River Rd, Shrewsbury, VT 05738, USA
Address: Cox Brook Rd, Northfield, VT, USA