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).
Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Rowell Covered Bridge in Hopkington, New Hampshire. The Rowell Covered Bridge was built in 1953 and crosses the Contoocook River. It is a one-car traffic bridge.
We had a gorgeous Adventure to the Rowell Covered Bridge. After taking a long local walk I figured it was the perfect day to visit a new covered bridge. I had researched the bridge and noted it was listed at “1433 Maple Street”, however that was not the address that it was located. We drove past the address (coming from Route 89) for a minute or two and were glad to find the bridge on the right. There was steady traffic, cars zooming through the bridge, so we decided not to walk through the bridge, but instead take some time on each side to explore.
We began exploring the near side, noting a young boy and his father fishing on the opposite. It took some determination to find a path down to the River. The “path” was quite overgrown, however landed us in our desired destination. Shadow especially was thrilled to spot the River, and was immediately in the water. He was soon laying peaceful in the River, the water rippling around him. It a tranquil site, and besides for cars bumping along the bridge, incredibly serene. We attempted to stroll along the limited shore, but I soon decided to walk right into the River, much easier then the balance, and dodging of greenery. I sat on the shore for a bit while we relaxed. The water was quite picturesque, and felt just right. Wilma’s silly self enjoyed eating grass, posing on the rocks, chasing dragon flies, and she actually went in the water a bit to wade. Shadow mostly stayed in the water, relaxing peacefully. After spending awhile on this side of the River we decided to again drive through the bridge and check out the far side.
I was pleased to see the shoreline had become empty, so we therefore ventured down this much steeper slope. There was more of a sandy shore, lots of rocks to perch on, and an increased shoreline to appreciate. The view was similar, but the footing much more accommodating. My guess is that this bridge is more popular for locals, fishing, and not necessarily as known as others. The Rowell Covered Bridge was definitely one of my favorite covered bridges. If you are a Covered Bridge lover I would encourage you visit this lovely spot. A peaceful afternoon at the Rowell Covered Bridge (Rating: 4.5)
Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I journeyed to the Honeymoon Bridge in Jackson, New Hampshire. The Honeymoon Bridge is a wooden bridge that was built in 1876, (while the sidewalk was added at a later date). It spans the Ellis River. The Honeymoon Bridge obtained its’ name from the tradition of lovers kissing under the bridge, in hopes of bringing on good luck.
Shadow, Buster, My Mom, and I had visited this Bridge previously, but unfortunately I was not able to locate the photographs from that trip (if I find them at a later date I will edit my blog with those additional photographs.).
Yesterday Shadow, Wilma, and I had a very soggy adventure to the Honeymoon Bridge. The rainy weather scared away most of the visitors which gave us the opportunity to explore without distractions. We parked at the nearby gift shop, and walked over to the bridge. Although I was glad to see the sidewalk on the Bridge, both Shadow and Wilma were a little thrown by the zooming of cars shaking the Bridge. However, with some encouraging we all made it through. After traversing the Bridge we posed on the opposite side, and attempted some additional photographs. Shadow enjoyed some rolling around in the grass, and a quick nap, which always brings a smile to my face. We enjoyed our visit to the Honeymoon Bridge, even on this dreary, rain filled day (Rating: 3).