After our stay in Hocking Hills last fall, on the way back to Columbus, Nic and I ventured into Lancaster to explore for a bit. We checked out this awesome park and then decided to off road even more into the country of Fairfield County to see some covered bridges.We googled this map and specifically, this map of Covered Bridges in Fairfield County and went from there. First stop: The Mink Hollow Covered Bridge, built in 1887. This bridge is so cool but really is in the middle of nowhere which made it even better.
I have to tell you we actually “got lost” for a quick minute after leaving this bridge because we lost cell phone – aka GPS service – but we made into a service zone and the rest is history. Oops. 🙂
Next stop was the Johnston Covered Bridge which was built in 1887 and restored in 1996 in its original location. This is the longest bridge we saw and is not as secluded as the Mink Hollow Bridge.
The last and best bridge on our list was the Rock Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1901 over a gorge before the falls of the Hocking River. This covered bridge is smaller than the other ones we visited but its setting is just beautiful. It stands beside Rock Mill and as you can see from the photos, this Mill and Bridge are very picturesque.
There’s no better time in Ohio to go exploring than Fall!
Sara Henry says
Love your photos of the bridges. I went over rock mill bridge on my way to school every day in junior high and high school. Thanks for the look back!
We saw one visiting the Corn Maize last weekend… such cool historical treasures! 🙂
Hello- your posts and pics are just beautiful! I like your appreciation of small and simple things. Wondering what you loved in Lancaster… we are planning an overnight trip and so far it’s the Rock Mill brewery and some hiking planned.