Covered bridges are among the most popular and attractive places to feel the old-fashioned vibe of stepping back in time. They make people think about horse and buggies, barn raising, gold rushes, and old eras when young lovers went “courting.”
For example, The Bridges of Madison County inspires many visitors to hit the road. They make people think of stepping into the shoes of Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood and recreating their meet on a picturesque, covered bridge somewhere.
And while a horse and buggy are no longer required to visit them…unless you want to, these covered bridges are perfect places to hike, go for a picnic, or explore some beautiful foliage.
And every single one is highly photogenic, like stepping into a pretty painting. With time, many covered bridges have fallen into disrepair and have disappeared.
Luckily, some have remained thanks to towns dedicated to preserving their historical sites. And even though covered bridges are becoming rare, chances are there’s a beautiful one close to your home.
Let’s take a look at 11 of them to add to your bucket list. Click “Next” to see them all!