Explore the Beautiful Covered Bridges in Ohio

Covered Bridges in OhioThe state of Ohio is full of places that are worth exploring. The Hocking Hills, for example, is a wondrous area that seems like it’s a world away from the rest of the state. Another great place to explore is Lancaster, home to some amazing covered bridges in Ohio. These picturesque bridges harken back to a time gone by and are the perfect place to stop for a photo op. The historic bridges date back to the 1800s and the fact that they are still standing today is a testament to both the original construction and the dedication of the people who restore and keep the bridges in such great condition. So, if you’re looking for a good fall day trip away from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls in Logan, then plan to go to Lancaster to see some of the beautiful covered bridges in Ohio.

Beautiful Covered Bridges in Ohio

These picturesque covered bridges in Ohio are located about forty minutes away from the Inn in Lancaster in Fairfield County, Ohio.

George Hutchins Covered Bridge

The George Hutchins Bridge was built in 1883 and is located in Alley Park in Lancaster. It was originally located at Strickler Road at Clear Creek Crossing but was reconstructed in its current location for a the Fairfield County Bicentennial Celebration in 2000. The span is 49 feet long and originally crossed Clear Creek. It now crosses Lake Loretta. it is a Multiple Kingpost bridge.

Hanaway Covered Bridge

Hanaway Covered Bridge was built in 1881 by James Buchanan. Buchanan was a school teacher and resident of Baltimore, Ohio. The bridge is 85 feet long and is unique in that it only has a canopy on one side and it was constructed on a curve. it is part of Two Glaciers Park.

Mink Hollow Covered Bridge

Located in Arney Run Park, Mink Hollow Covered Bridge still sits on its original sandstone abutments over Arney Run, which is a tributary of Clear Creek. The bridge was constructed in 1887 and has a span of 51 feet.

Rock Mill Covered Bridge

Rock Mill Covered Bridged was built in 1901 and spans 37 feet. It sits on its original abutments and features a queenpost truss. It sits over a picturesque gorge right before the falls of the Hocking River.

Hartman Number 2 Covered Bridge

Hartman Number 2 Covered Bridge originally spanned Pleasant Run when it was constructed 1888. However, in 1967 it was disassembled and rebuilt in its current location in Lockville Park.

While you’re planning which of these covered bridges in Ohio to visit, be sure to book your stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Our Inn Guest Rooms, Cottages, and Cabins have rustic elegance and unbeatable comfort. Our accommodations create the perfect environment for resting and relaxing in between all of the activities that you can participate in here in the Hocking Hills. Plus, our on-site restaurant, Kindred Spirits, is the perfect place to experience high-quality cuisine in an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere.Or, if you are truly in need to restore your body and spirits, then you can schedule an appointment at our Spa. Here at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, you’ll have the best all-around experience in the Hocking Hills possible. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Photo: Kevin Burkett on Flickr via Creative Commons