Armchair photo tours: Damon Pond near Ashby, Massachusetts

Damon Pond near Ashby, Massachusetts Photos by Cheryl Landes Damon Pond in the Willard Brook State Forest is a nice place to stop and take a short break during a drive in northcentral Massachusetts. There's a short walk along the beach and a cute covered pedestrian bridge across Willard Brook. The pedestrian bridge crossing Willow … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Damon Pond near Ashby, Massachusetts

Armchair photo tours: Rock O’ the Range Bridge near Bend, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes Rock O' the Range Bridge is the only covered bridge east of the Oregon Cascades. It was built in 1963, when William Bowen needed an access road across Swalley Canal, north of Bend, to the property he was developing. He decided that the bridge crossing the canal should be covered. Bowen … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Rock O’ the Range Bridge near Bend, Oregon

Armchair photo tours: The Harris Covered Bridge near Philomath, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Harris Covered Bridge was named for George Harris, an early settler in the Philomath area. The 75-foot bridge crosses Marys River and was built by H. W. Fiedler to replace a covered bridge in the same location. The bridge has a Howe truss design with rounded portals and narrow windows … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The Harris Covered Bridge near Philomath, Oregon

Armchair photo tours: The covered bridges in and near Cottage Grove, Oregon

The Centennial Covered Bridge in downtown Cottage Grove, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes If you're looking for a scenic drive in the southern Willamette Valley, take the 20-mile loop from Cottage Grove to see six covered bridges in the area. Along the way, you'll be treated to views of rivers and creeks, Dorena Lake, farmland, … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The covered bridges in and near Cottage Grove, Oregon

Armchair photo tours: Parke County, Indiana, the Covered Bridge Capital of the World

The Beeson Bridge at Billie Creek Village in Parke County, Indiana Photos by Cheryl Landes In addition to factory tours, two more of my must-see attractions during any trip are historical markers and covered bridges. Historical markers can pop up anywhere, and their brief descriptions can teach any interested reader a lot about the local … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Parke County, Indiana, the Covered Bridge Capital of the World