These 6 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Washington Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time

Covered bridges are such a beautiful sight. On bridges built long ago, gorgeous wooden covers protected the structures from harsh weather that could destroy or damage them. Looking at them now takes us back to a simpler time, inviting a warm feeling of nostalgia. Luckily, the Evergreen State has some truly charming covered bridges. Here are six beautiful covered bridges in Washington that are picture-perfect for your next day trip adventure.

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We love looking at photos of these Washington’s covered bridges. The Evergreen State actually has dozens of these beautiful pieces of architecture, but many are located on private property. Feel free to share your photos for us all to enjoy — and let us know what you think about the above day trips to these six covered bridges in Washington!

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September 29, 2021

What’s the oldest covered bridge in Washington?

The oldest covered bridge in Washington is Grays River Covered Bridge, a 155-foot-long, single-lane covered bridge that crosses the Grays River in Wahkiakum County. It was originally built in 1905 from local timber so local horses and wagons would have a place to cross the river. The bridge wasn’t covered until 1908, when locals decided the expensive wooden trusses needed to be protected. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1971, and is a delightful day trip in Washington.

What are some fun day trips in Washington?

If you enjoyed the above day trips to covered bridges in Washington, you’ll be delighted by some of the glorious adventures on this list. Our top picks include: Lake Wenatchee, one of the most ruggedly beautiful parts of our state; Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle; and Mount Rainier National Park, which is wholly wondrous when the leaves begin to change each autumn.

What are some scenic drives in Washington?

Washington is always beautiful to explore — but during the fall when the leaves begin to change, it’s pure magic. After you’ve gotten your fill of charming covered bridges in Washington, we invite you to set out on this glorious fall foliage road trip through the Evergreen State! You’ll find colorful fall foliage in every corner of our state. But there’s nothing quite like the way the scenic North Cascade Loop looks in autumn. Follow this route to experience the best fall foliage in Washington. Keep in mind: Washington reaches peak fall foliage in late October and early November. So to get your fill of fall hues, take this road trip during that time frame. These roads get dicey and downright dangerous (and sometimes close down) when it snows.