These are our TOP PICKS for the best Covered Bridges in Northern Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire
Vermont is well known for its historic covered bridges. And there are so many awesome ones near us! This Top Ten Covered Bridges list will get you to the very best covered bridges near Rabbit Hill Inn. Since we are lucky to be on the border of Northern Vermont and the White mountains of New Hampshire, your covered bridge tour can easily include both areas.
Don’t just drive by, stop and enjoy the covered bridge experience. Each bridge tells a story of days long ago. Take time to read the history on display. Stand on the bridges, take in the views, and discover the peaceful feeling of walking through these amazing historic structures. By the way, some folks call them “kissing bridges” (nudge nudge).
Covered bridge tours are exciting year round. But fall foliage covered bridge tours are spectacular. The brilliant fall colors create a stunning backdrop that makes these structures even more eye catching.
Be sure to charge up your camera. You’ll be having a lot Instagramable fun and taking a lot of photos of these picturesque covered bridges.
Foster Bridge – Cabot VT
1645 Cabot Plains Rd. (30 mins from the inn)
Take Rt. 2 west to Danville. Pass by Joe’s Pond, take a left onto West Shore Rd. Follow West Shore Rd to Cabot Plains Rd (on left).
Greenbanks Hollow Bridge – Danville, VT **** A Favorite ****
525 Greenbanks Hollow Rd (20 mins from the inn)
Take Rt 2 west to Danville. At the light, by the the town green, follow Peacham Road south for 2 miles. Turn left onto Brook Road (a well-maintained dirt road) and follow for 1.3 miles where you’ll see the covered bridge at the crossroad of Greenbank’s Hollow Road.
Colburn Bridge – East Montpelier, VT
Colburn Rd, East Montpelier, VT (50 mins from the inn)
Take Rt. 2 West into Plainfield VT. Continue on Rt 2 West – turn right onto Colburn Rd. See bridge within .5 miles.
Gold Brook Bridge (AKA the haunted Emily’s Bridge) – Stowe, VT
100 Stowe Rd, Stowe VT (1 hour from the inn)
Take Rt 2 West to VT Rt 15 West. Then take VT Rt 100 South (towards Waterbury/Stowe). Take Stowe Hollow Rd to Covered Bridge Rd.
Bath – Haverhill Bridge – Bath NH **** A Favorite ****
West Bath Rd, Bath NH (30 mins from the inn)
Take NH Rt 135 South to Lisbon Rd. Continue to West Bath Rd.
Save time to visit the Brick Store (one of the oldest general stores in the US).
Swiftwater Bridge – Bath NH **** A Favorite ****
Porter Rd, Bath NH (30 mins from the inn)
Take NH Rt 135 South to Porter Rd (about 27 miles down Rt 135).
Turn left on Porter Rd. See bridge on left.
Flume Bridge – Lincoln, NH **** A Favorite ****
Take I-93 South, exit 34A – follow signs clearly marked for the Flume Gorge.
The bridge is located inside the Franconia Notch State Park. It is part of the Flume Gorge (a wonderful waterfall and gorge location). Park admittance fee. (25 mins from the inn)
Sentinel Pine Bridge – Lincoln, NH **** A Favorite ****
Take I-93 South, exit 34A. Follow 1/4 mile to U.S. Rt 3 North. Bridge is over the Flume Gorge at the pool in Lincoln. (25 mins from the inn)
Mechanic Street Bridge – Lancaster, NH
Take Rt. 2 East. Take NH-135 N/Elm St to Mechanic St in Lancaster.
Drive 5.5 miles to bridge.
Riverwalk Covered Bridge – Littleton, NH **** A Favorite ****
18 Mill Street, Littleton, NH (just 15 mins from the inn)
Take I-93 South, exit 42, turn left towards Main Street.
Turn right onto Ammonoosuc St and proceed to Mill Street.
But wait… let’s not stop there, there is more!! We offer you BONUS bridges.
There are FIVE, yes, FIVE covered bridges in the neighboring town of Lyndon Vermont – known as the covered bridge capitol of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Just 20 minutes from Rabbit Hill Inn. Here are the details of Lyndon bridges.
Enjoy this lovely sampling of covered bridges in the fall. Video by:BrubakerMultiMedia