Visiting Vermont's Covered Bridges

Vermont's Covered Bridges VERMONT - Vermont boasts more than 100 covered bridges dating back to as early as 1820, which feature prominently on postcards, social media posts, and stories about Vermont for a good reason: their beauty, history, and unique Vermontness is undeniable.

Visiting Vermont's Covered Bridges

Vermont's Covered Bridges One Of The State's Quintessential Tourist Attractions


Covered bridges have become one of the state's quintessential tourist attractions, alongside waterfalls and autumn foliage over time. While initially designed as practical infrastructure, covered bridges have since evolved into stunning tourist spots with picturesque backdrops that make perfect photos to share on social media for years.

Vermont may be tiny in area, but it boasts an impressively vast bridge network. Many towns boast multiple covered bridges within their limits - Montgomery is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of Vermont," boasting six public covered bridges within town limits and one that straddles nearby Enosburg. Northfield follows with five, including 1872's Station Bridge which spans Cox Brook Road, offering ample parking spaces and features its tragic 19th-century legend of a farmer's daughter hanging herself upon being abandoned by her lover - ghost sightings on this bridge have even made an appearance!

Covered bridges become even more noticeable during fall's vibrant display of red, orange, and yellow hues that cover mountains and valleys. Their beauty and uniqueness make them one of the primary draws to visiting Vermont - whether on one of their driving tours or while driving around itself - with ample chances to spot these magnificent structures!