March 21, 2021 – Edgell Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Today we Adventured to the Edgell Covered Bridge in Lyme, New Hampshire. The Edgell Covered Bridge was built in 1885. It runs along River Road and spans Clay Brook.

We had a nice Adventure to the Edgell Covered Bridge. It has been some time since we Adventured to a new covered bridge so I was excited to locate the Edgell Covered Bridge. We drove along River Road for a long time, I started thinking we would not find it but eventually it appeared. We got out of the car to find several cars parked next to the bridge, soon realizing there must be a trail nearby. We walked to and through the bridge. It was located in a quiet area but we did not spend much time walking the road through the bridge as it was open to traffic. The openings in the bridge were far above eye level, but I was able to stand on a wooden ledge and peer out. The Clay Brook was frozen and covered with some snow. Overall the bridge was somewhat dull but I was glad after driving out of the way for the purpose of finding the bridge, we did eventually arrive. So glad we could Adventure to the Edgell Covered Bridge today (Rating: 3).

February 7, 2021 – Bull Run Covered Bridge – Massachusetts

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Bull Run Covered Bridge in Shirley, Massachusetts. The Bull Run Covered Bridge is a private bridge built in 1971. It traverses the Mighty Mulpus Brook. The Bridge is part of the Bull Run Restaurant and it used for private events and restaurant seating.

We had a snow-filled Adventure to the Bull Run Bridge. It was when we arrived at the Bull Run Bridge that the snow started steadily coming down, absolutely gorgeous. We trotted to the bridge, and through, the Bridge clearly a perfect location for seating, lined with lights, and just right. There was a pedestrian bridge along one side. We peaked out both sides checking out the ice covered Mighty Mulpus Brook, snow flakes streaming. Such a simple and picturesque scene. Although I am not sure if the Bull Covered Bridge is an official covered bridge, in my visual mind it fit the definition. We might just have to check out events at the Bull Run Bridge when the spring and summer months return (Rating: 3.5)

Decemeber 19, 2020 – Eunice Williams Covered Bridge – Massachusetts

Yesterday Wilma and I Adventured to the Eunice Williams Covered Bridge in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The Eunice Williams Covered Bridge was originally built in 1870 but has been rebuilt several times since. The Bridge traverses the Green River. This location also marks where Eunice Williams was killed after being captured by the French army and members of the Abenaki and Mohawk tribes.

We had a short Adventure to the Eunice Williams Covered Bridge. Upon arrival I noticed it would be challenging to park due to the show, endless “no parking” signs, and fast moving traffic with several blind spots. However we found a place a little farther down and left the warning blinkers on. We carefully trotted to the bridge, which was mostly surrounded by gating making it challenging to photograph thoroughly. However I did my best and made sure Wilma posed and smiled for a quick shot. Over to one side there was a dam-like falls, while to the other there the beautiful River was filled with chunks of ice and snow. The bridge appeared perfect in structure, yet was quite dull in color. However, besides all of the gates the area was pretty, peaceful, and reasonably secluded. We viewed the memorial signs nearby before heading back to the car. So glad we could finally visit the Eunice Williams Bridge, one of the few covered bridges we have not seen in Massachusetts (Rating: 3).

October 11, 2020 – White Mountains – New Hampshire

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  The White Mountains are a mountain range that cover a large part of New Hampshire, and also a portion of western Maine. The White Mountains include 48 peaks at over 4,000 feet. The White Mountains are popular for skiing, hiking, and ATVing.

We had a beautiful Adventure to the White Mountains. I was excited to head to the White Mountains, eager for a Fall foliage day. I was surprised that the foliage was not as brilliant as I expected but yet we still had a fantastic day. We visited some of our favorite locations, including: the Ammonoosuc Lake Trail, the Red Bench Trail, Wiley Pond, the Pond Loop, the Sam Willey Trail, and the Saco Lake Trail. We also Adventured to the Swift River Covered Bridge, which we visited once in the winter, however were not able to explore thoroughly due to the snow. We were excited to return and find a path down to the shore, even spotting the Saco River Covered Bridge from afar.

Throughout the day we took our time enjoying the perfect Fall air, the warm sun, the Fall foliage and lots of little hikes. It was a beautiful day! Wilma loved hiking, and meeting other visitors. I had no doubt after today’s Adventure that Wilma would very likely swim in order to chase a duck – haha – as she waded deeply, being deterred only by me holding her leash. It was so nice to relax and appreciate the moments (Blog will not be rated as there was a variety of locations explored today).

Throwback Adventure – Upper Sheffield Covered Bridge – Massachusetts

I believe today is the first week in just over two years of the blog that I forgot to post by Thursday Throwback blog! I was so disappointed in myself but after a busy week with lots on my mind that is the truth. So cheers to my first Throwback Friday blog (haha!) Here it is…

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

The Upper Sheffield Covered Bridge, also referred to as the Old Covered Bridge is located in Sheffield, Massachusetts. It was originally built between 1832-1854 but later reconstructed in 1999 after a fire destroyed it in 1994. The Upper Sheffield Covered Bridge for pedestrians only and traverses the Housatonic River.

In May 2017 Shadow and I Adventured to the Upper Sheffield Covered Bridge on a full day of memorable Adventures. I loved the unusual blue color of the bridge, and it was fun to explore it while walking slowly through. It is amazing to see how many photos I used to take versus now as I was only able to locate two these photographs. Shadow looks so unenthusiastic in this snapshot but I can promise you he had a wonderful day! I look forward to returning in the future and taking endless photographs of this lovely bridge (Rating: Throwback Ratings will not always be rated)

August 19, 2020 – Albany Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Albany Covered Bridge in Albany, New Hampshire.  The Albany Covered Bridge was built in 1858 and traverses the Swift River.  The Albany Covered Bridge is open for one-way traffic, however closes in winter months.  The Albany Covered Bridge is just off the Kancamagus Highway and has a large parking lot for visitors.

We had a gorgeous Adventure to the Albany Covered Bridge.  I had been to this Bridge with Shadow, Buster, and My Mom but I could not locate photographs of Shadow and Buster at this site, so will utilize today’s photographs for the blog.  I have fond memories of our first visit, and this second visit did not disappoint!  We arrived to find the parking lot empty!  We found some trails near the parking lot and wandered around, soon arriving at the River’s shore.  The River had endless round rocks, and the bridge just long and spectacular.  We made sure to check out all angles, a nearby trail, and even a cliff-like area at the back of the bridge.  There was minimal traffic and a small area to walk on the side so we were able to trot through and appreciate the views down the River.  It was so peaceful, quiet, and beautiful!  This might just be the most gorgeous covered bridge I have seen.  If you are a covered bridge fan make sure you visit the Albany Covered Bridge.  So glad we could Adventure to the Albany Covered Bridge today (Rating:  5).

August 14, 2020 – Dalton Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Dalton Covered Bridge in Warner, New Hampshire.  The Bridge is also referred to as the Joppa Road Bridge.  The Dalton Covered Bridge was built in 1853 and rebuilt in the 1960s.  It crosses the Warner River.

We had a fun Adventure to the Dalton Covered Bridge.  Although the bridge is found right off of Main Street, it is on a quiet, side road.  I first drove through the bridge to take some shots before returning to the opposite side to the parking location.  I was pleased to find an area to snap some photographs from the side angle.  We took our time, and then headed to the front of the bridge for some photographs.  As per usual I did not attempt to walk through the bridge as it was open to one way traffic.  However  I was pleased to find minimal traffic, and to locate this peaceful spot.  The River water looked quite still, so we did not attempt to get too close, unclear of the levels, and purity.  Interestingly I found the Dalton Covered Bridge to look quite similar to the nearby Waterloo Covered Bridge.  So glad to discover the Dalton Covered Bridge today (Rating:  3.5)

Throwback Adventure – Mechanic Street Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

I have decided to return to posting new “Throwback Adventures” after taking time to re-post some of my favorites with Shadow.  This has been a therapeutic process for me to share.  We are devastated that both Shadow and Buster have both passed, but find peace knowing we can continue to remember them through our “Throwback Adventures”.  They were amazing boys and are forever in our hearts.

In October 2017 Shadow, Wilma, My Mom, and I Adventured to the Mechanic Street Covered Bridge in Lancaster, New Hampshire.  The Mechanic Street Covered Bridge was built in 1862 and traverses the Israels River.  This Bridge is also sometimes referred to as the Israels River Bridge.

We had a lovely Adventure to the Mechanic Street Covered Bridge.  The Mechanic Street Covered Bridge is one of those interesting structures were from the front and back it looks quite modern, while from the side it appears more rustic.  I especially enjoyed the side view as I love a covered bridge that appears more wood in frame.  We were happy that we could climb down to the River and see the bridge from this angle.  Shadow and Wilma enjoyed exploring, drinking from the River, and climbing across the rocks.  It really is a pretty bridge.  So glad we could Adventure to the Mechanic Street Covered Bridge (Throwback Adventures will not always be rated).

 

May 16, 2020 – Keniston Covered Bridge – New Hampshire

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Keniston Covered Bridge in Andover, New Hampshire.  Keniston Bridge was built in 1882 and crosses the Blackwater River.

We had a simple Adventure to the Keniston Covered Bridge. I was not planning on visiting two covered bridges today but we drove right by the sign (#15 I believe) and I could not resist. I photographed the bridge on one side before driving through and we then both got out to explore. Although the area was very quiet, I am usually very hesitant to walk through bridges open to car traffic as often you, as a pedestrian, can end up in a blind spot. So therefore we did not walk all the way through but sauntered around.  We were pleased again to find a little trail down to the River’s edge. The bridge was quite dull, and unappealing. Nearby the bridge there was what appeared to be a leftover metal bridge frame, a surprise aspect of this location.  Wilma made me laugh late as I peaked at her “posed” photos – she just about closed her eyes in all of them!  Not a very scenic stop, however, always good to cross another covered bridge off our list today (Rating: 3).

July 22, 2020 – Cilleyville Covered Bridge/Bog Bridge – New Hampshire

Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Cilleyville Covered Bridge in Andover, New Hampshire. The Cilleyville Covered Bridge is also referred to as the Bog Bridge. The Cilleyville Covered Bridge was built in 1887 and traverses the Pleasant Brook. It is a pedestrian-only bridge.

We had a fun Adventure to the Cilleyville Covered Bridge. We located the bridge between Johnson Street and Main Street. We hopped out and headed over to this pedestrian-only bridge. The bridge was in an overgrown setting, but the bridge itself appeared well maintained. We crossed through the bridge and found a picnic table in the middle, a nice added feature, although it was quite dark underneath. I peaked out the windows as we crossed finding the Brook quite unappealing. We found a little spot to head down to the edge of the Brook and see the bridge from below. Wilma found a rock to climb, quite curious of this new location. From there we headed back to take some photographs from the opposite side. Wilma was not inspired to pose, too interested in her surroundings, however still looked quite adorable sitting in front. One interesting attribute about the bridge was that the front and back of the bridge were actually different colors, almost like we were at two separate locations. So glad we could visit yet another covered bridge with the Cilleyville Bridge today (Rating: 3.5).