The leaves are turning, there’s a slight chill in the air—it’s the perfect time to hop in the car and go somewhere romantic.
You and your significant other can live out those Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep fantasies with a short drive across the state line to Greene County, Pennsylvania, home of seven covered bridges. The picturesque spans—which are still accessible to cars and pedestrians alike—are all located within a 77-mile drive that will take you through bucolic farmland.
In addition to being pieces of living history, Greene County’s covered bridges also make the perfect sites for family photos, engagement shots, senior portraits, and any other occasion that requires a picture-perfect backdrop. The Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency offers a handy driving guide with the turn-by-turn driving directions you’ll need. Here are a few highlights of the trip.
The newest covered bridge is also the shortest: the 31-foot-11-inch Lippincott/Cox Farm Bridge. It was built in 1943, well after wooden bridges were replaced by newer designs. But because steel was rationed during the war effort, locals had to return to an older design.
The longest bridge is the White Bridge, coming in at 77 feet and 6 inches. It was built in 1900. This bridge is also one of two Greene County sites for the annual Washington & Greene Counties’ Covered Bridge Festival, held September 15–16 this year. Each site features arts and crafts vendors, down-home food, historical reenactments, musical entertainment, and more.