Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Sawyer’s Crossing Covered Bridge, also known as the Cresson Bridge. The Sawyer’s Crossing Covered Bridge is located in Swanzey, New Hampshire and crosses the Ashuelot River. It was originally built in 1771, and later rebuilt in 1859. It is one of the bridges located on the Ashuelot Rail Trail.
We had a deja-vu type of Adventure to the Sawyer’s Crossing Covered Bridge. In researching several covered bridges I had noted that there were several in Swanzey, all bright red in color. The Sawyer’s Crossing Covered bridge was one of the two I chose to explore. We arrived, again pleased to see the parking lot was plowed, the location covered with fresh snow. We dove over the plowed bank, and wandered over to the bridge to snap some photographs, and yes some more practice for our Christmas card. The River was still at this location, and the bridge smooth, versus the lattice style of the Denman Thompson Bridge. We walked along the shore, again cautious to get too close and end up over the snow covered edge. The bridge was located in a quiet residential area, and was quite scenic. We walked up to the sign near the front of the bridge, but traffic was observed to be too dangerous to attempt a walk through the bridge. There were some snow covered picnic benches nearby. It was a short but pleasant visit to the Sawyer’s Covered Bridge. I recall few snow covered Adventures to covered bridges, and our Adventures to these two lovely bridges definitely did not disappoint (Rating: 4).
This past weekend we had a getaway to Vermont, which involved many Adventures, most of which I will blog about. We stayed in a cabin in the woods, and due to no wifi I am far behind on my blog, therefore posting much later then preferred. However, definitely some amazing locations that I am excited to share.
One of our Adventures on the way was the Cornish-Windsor Bridge in Cornish, New Hampshire. The Bridge was built in 1866, and is one of the longest in the country. It crosses the Connecticut River, connecting New Hampshire and Vermont.
This was the second time that we had Adventured to the Cornish-Windsor bridge as Shadow, Buster, and I visited back in October 2015. Surprisingly it appears that I did not photograph the pups at our initial visit. On this trip we were thrilled that My parents were joining us! Our Adventure to the Cornish-Windsor bridge was incredibly panoramic. We located two spots to view this spectacular bridge, one of which was close-up and well trafficked, the second more distant, and dog friendly. The Cornish-Windsor bridge was quite stunning, grey in color, beautiful in style, and magnificent in length. We captured the bridge from both locations, and enjoyed the scenery. So glad we could view the Cornish-Windsor bridge again today (Rating 4.5).
Today Shadow, Wilma, and I visited the Squam Bridge in Ashland, New Hampshire. The Squam Bridge was built in 1990, funded mostly by individuals, companies, and benefit events, while just partly funded by the town of Ashland. The Bridge spans the Squam River as it flows from the Little Squam Lake.
We enjoyed our trip to the Squam Bridge on this hot and humid day. This was my second time visiting the bridge as Shadow, Buster, my Mom, and I had visited one time previously. The Bridge was located on a quiet road, allowing minimal traffic. Upon arrival we parked in the adjacent parking lot, and sauntered over to, and across the Bridge. We walked through the sidewalk on the side of the Bridge, always a picturesque feature. After crossing the bridge we found a boat launch, perfect for a dog friendly swim, and some unique side-angle photography. We spent some time relaxing in the area before heading back through the Bridge. After finishing at the Bridge we wandered around the area, including checking out a nearby marina. It was definitely a warm day, so we kept our visit short, before heading off to our next adventure (Rating: 3).
August 3, 2018