Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Carlton Covered Bridge in Swanzey, New Hampshire. The Carlton Covered bridge is a wooden bridge that crosses the Ashuelot River. The Carlton Bridge was built in 1789.
We had a hazy Adventure to the Carlton Covered Bridge. I was pleased to find this bridge away from homes, and in more of a country setting then many. We hopped out of the car and took some photographs, and the drove across to take photographs from the other side. Although it was a quiet area, it still seemed a little unsafe to walk through, especially with a little Wilma in tow! The bridge was surrounded by fields, creating a lovely scene. We were able to locate one spot to go under the bridge, and found a little sandy area. The water did not seem too clean so I decided to spend minimal time near the shore. It was so nice to find a peaceful bridge on our last Adventure of the day (Rating: 3.5)
Today Wilma and I Adventured to the Ashuelot Covered Bridge in Winchester, New Hampshire. The Ashuelot Covered Bridge is a wooden bridge that traverses the Ashuelot River. It was built in 1864 and later renovated in 1999.
We had a fun Adventure to the Ashuelot Covered Bridge. I remember stopping once when driving by this Bridge to take a photograph but this is the first time we have gotten out to explore. I was excited to investigate this unique bridge. We found a spot to park, and hopped out to wander around. There was a group of teenagers under the bridge so we decided not to go beneath. We took some photograph from above and then crossed the bridge. It was nice to find a pedestrian pathway on both sides of the bridge, quite unusual. We took our time walking through both sides, peering out down the River. The bridge was quite loud when cars passed causing us both to jump on several occasions. I took photographs on both sides to capture the full picture. We then walked down past the bridge to find a little area on the water’s edge to photograph the bridge from the side. It was nice to find a bridge with such unique color, and character. Before we left Wilma enjoyed some rolls to celebrate the Adventure. These rolls made me smile, remembering sweet Shadow. So glad we could Adventure to the Ashuelot Covered Bridge today (Rating: 4).
Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Denman Thompson/West Swanzey Bridge in Swanzey, New Hampshire. The Denman Thompson Covered Bridge was built in 1832 and crosses the Ashuelot River. The Bridge permits one-vehicle travel, and has a walkway on one side. There is a small park and picnic area adjacent to the Bridge.
We had a snow-filled Adventure to the Denman Thompson Covered Bridge. I was excited to visit a new covered bridge, the weekend after our first snow storm. I was pleased to see the parking area was plowed so we could safely leave our car and explore. We immediately heading to the Bridge. The snow was deep, adding an interesting aspect to our exploring. The scene was beautiful, the snow covered the park and bridge, while the River water flowed steadily. The Bridge was adorned with Christmas lights, and a wreath to celebrate the season. I was cautious to not get too close to the edge of the Park, unclear where the slope began and the water started. We posed for a bit and enjoyed the Winter wonderland.
After exploring the side of the Bridge we sauntered up to the sidewalk, and strolled under and through the Bridge. I appreciate finding a bridge that contains a walkway, providing safe travel under. There was a lovely view from the Bridge down the River. The location was peaceful and had little traffic. After observing the sites we made our way back to the River’s edge to snap a few more photographs. As you can see below we are practicing for our annual Christmas card, although I did save some of my favorites for a future post. Definitely a gorgeous New England Bridge (Rating: 4).