It’s time to explore the many historic covered bridges of Vermont! Below, you will find a comprehensive guide to six bridges to explore near The Arlington Inn. During your visit, take your time to enjoy Southern Vermont’s natural beauty, and add a stop at a local farm or apple orchard to your road trip. For recommendations on parks, farmers markets, and more, download our free Southern Vermont Vacation Guide.
6 Covered Bridges to See In Vermont
1. Henry Covered Bridge
The history of the Henry Covered Bridge dates back to 1840. It was recently reconstructed in 1989 with southern pine and ash treenails. This bridge crosses over the Walloomsac River in West Bennington, VT. With an abundance of natural light, you will find plenty of great photo opportunities here.
2. Silk Road Bridge
A short trip away from the Henry Covered Bridge, you will also find the Silk Road Bridge. This bridge, too, crosses over the Walloomsac River in West Bennington. With a history that dates back to the mid-18th century, it is a must for those who want to catch a glimpse of Southern Vermont’s rich history. For photography, it is most easily photographed from the road.
3. The Papermill Village Bridge
The Papermill Village Bridge is only a short trip away from the Henry Covered Bridge and Silk Road Bridge in Bennington. With an abundance of trees surrounding this beautiful bridge, it is most easily photographed from the road.
4. West Arlington Bridge
The West Arlington Bridge is also known as the Arlington Green Covered Bridge. Located over the Battenkill River in West Arlington, this dusty red bridge is a stunning sight-to-see. Especially when accompanied by the brilliant fall foliage of the Green Mountain State.
5. Chiselville Bridge
With its forest green top and dusty red exterior, the Chiselville Bridge is another great treasure to discover in the autumn. One-hundred feet below this historic bridge flows the Roaring Branch Brook. During your visit, take your time to explore. Here, you will also find a few trails that lead down into the gorge for a relaxing stroll.
6. The Eagleville Bridge
You will find the Eagleville Bridge in New York, a few miles away from the Vermont border. Built in 1858, it crosses over the Battenkill River. This one-of-a-kind bridge has an impressive length of over 100 feet!
The Best Place to Stay & See Them All
If you are planning a trip to Vermont and want to see each of these covered bridges, there is no better place to stay than The Arlington Inn! Most of these bridges are less than 15 minutes away from the inn.
Book Rebecca’s Retreat and enjoy a queen bed, fireplace, and brick patio. We offer each of our guests a complimentary and hearty breakfast each morning. In addition, our onsite restaurant, The Arlington Restaurant, means that you will never need to worry about where to go for dinner. If you are ready to plan your next vacation, check our seasonal specials and book your stay today!
If you are looking for more ways to enjoy Southern Vermont, remember to download your free vacation guide!