Columbia County Covered Bridges Tour Loop Swings North from Interstate 80 at Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

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This drive makes a 51.7-mile, open-ended loop that can be extended by half a dozen side trips that range between 200 feet and 11.5 miles round trip for a tally of 11 covered bridges. An ideal complement to the drive is a visit to Ricketts Glen State Park, which boasts 500-year-old trees and more than 20 waterfalls. This drive explores the quiet highways and backroads of northern Columbia County to round up 11 covered bridges that date to the nineteenth century. East out of Forks, you will find the nation’s only twin covered bridges— East and West Paden—at Twin Bridges County Park. Columbia County has the third richest concentration of covered bridges in Pennsylvania, with 20 of the classic structures spanning its waters. Special attractions: Nineteenth-century covered bridges; ribbony creeks; a fish hatchery; Ricketts Glen State Park; the Covered Bridge and Arts Festival (held in October); hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, winter sports. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Columbia County Covered Bridges Tour: Loop Swings North from Interstate 80 at Bloomsburg Professional Review and Guide

"This drive makes a 51.7-mile, open-ended loop that can be extended by half a dozen side trips that range between 200 feet and 11.5 miles round trip for a tally of 11 covered bridges. An ideal complement to the drive is a visit to Ricketts Glen State Park, which boasts 500-year-old trees and more than 20 waterfalls. This drive explores the quiet highways and backroads of northern Columbia County to round up 11 covered bridges that date to the nineteenth century. East out of Forks, you will find the nation’s only twin covered bridges— East and West Paden—at Twin Bridges County Park. Columbia County has the third richest concentration of covered bridges in Pennsylvania, with 20 of the classic structures spanning its waters.

Special attractions: Nineteenth-century covered bridges; ribbony creeks; a fish hatchery; Ricketts Glen State Park; the Covered Bridge and Arts Festival (held in October); hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, winter sports. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Bloomsburg
Distance: 51.7
Season: Year-round, when free from snow
Local Contacts: Ricketts Glen State Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Columbia County Covered Bridges Tour: Loop Swings North from Interstate 80 at Bloomsburg

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May 2018