By Scott Busfield | Sept 5, 2011 | Entertainment, Family, Featured Stories, Outdoors, Region | 0 comments

As the Lehigh Valley welcomes the Fall season, it’s time to explore the autumn-themed events and attractions that the whole family can enjoy. There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the changing colors of the leaves, the serenity of rolling streams and creeks, and the crisp, cool air than by embarking on the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour. Whether you’re seeking a solo adventure or planning a family outing, this experience promises unforgettable memories and breathtaking photo opportunities.

Discover the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour

Of the slightly more than 200 covered bridges still standing in Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley boasts seven exceptional examples that are community treasures. Five of these bridges, which are open for traffic, often go unnoticed by daily commuters. The Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour offers a unique opportunity to step back in time to a quieter, more idyllic way of life.

Tour Details

  • Length: The tour spans approximately 50 miles and includes several scenic spots perfect for taking a break and enjoying a picnic.
  • Navigation: Fear not, for there are signs and written directions to guide you along the tour, complete with any weight restrictions for your safety.
  • Starting Point: The tour begins at 7th and Hamilton Streets, Center Square, in Allentown (near the Allentown Rotary Fountain).

Explore the Covered Bridges

Let’s delve into the charm of the covered bridges you’ll encounter on this journey:

  1. Bogert’s Bridge: This bridge, constructed in 1841, is suitable for walking, running, or biking but isn’t open to vehicles.
  2. Manasses Guth Bridge: Built in 1858, this 105 ft. long bridge allows vehicle traffic.
  3. Wehr’s Covered Bridge: Also erected in 1841, this bridge accommodates vehicle traffic.
  4. Rex’s Covered Bridge: Dating back to 1858, this 116 ft. long bridge welcomes vehicle traffic.
  5. Geiger’s Covered Bridge: Built in 1860, this bridge is open to vehicle traffic.
  6. Schlicher’s Covered Bridge: This 108 ft. bridge, owned by the state of Pennsylvania, allows vehicle traffic.
  7. Kreidersville Covered Bridge: The oldest bridge on the tour, constructed in 1839, is not accessible to vehicles. However, it’s an ideal spot to relax, capture stunning photographs, and savor the picturesque scenery.

What Makes Fall in the Lehigh Valley Special

Fall in the Lehigh Valley brings an array of seasonal highlights. The foliage transforms into a breathtaking tapestry of colors, and the weather turns crisp and invigorating. Don’t miss out on unique fall events and festivals that make this season truly memorable.

Tips for Your Visit

For a seamless experience, here are some practical tips:

  • Best Times: Plan your visit during the prime foliage season for the most picturesque views.
  • Parking: Familiarize yourself with parking options near the bridges.
  • Picnic Essentials: Pack a picnic basket with your favorite snacks and drinks to enjoy at the designated picnic spots.

Safety First

Ensure your safety during outdoor activities, and follow all posted weight restrictions and guidelines provided along the tour.

Share Your Experience

We’d love to see the pictures you capture during your covered bridge adventure. Feel free to share them on our Facebook Page.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Lehigh Valley or require real estate assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Scott Busfield and Barb Bottitta. Visit our Facebook Page for updates and more information.

Phone  (610) 442-8804 (Mobile)

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Fall is the perfect time to explore the Lehigh Valley and embrace the natural beauty of the season. The Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour promises not only a journey through history but also a chance to create lasting memories with loved ones. Enjoy your adventure in this picturesque corner of Pennsylvania!

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