Route 15 North Covered Bridges (and Springfield Manor Winery & Brewery) 10-17-20
Updated: May 20, 2021
There are many covered bridges in Frederick County, MD. It is well worth the time to find them! Listen to John Denver's "Take Me Home" and you'll really feel you're out in the country. :)
All of these bridges are painted red and really make for some great photography. (#loysstationcoveredbridge #roddyroadcoveredbridge #uticacoveredbridge) Loys Station is the biggest one that has ample parking, a children's playground and picnic tables which is nice. It's really cool seeing history like this so close to home.
I loved going to see these bridges. They are beautifully made and just being inside them and looking at the designs of how they were made was intriguing. I also love driving on route 15 because it's so beautiful.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
We stopped off at Springfield Manor Winery/Distillery/Brewery (#springfieldmanor #wineriesinfredericcountymaryland #winery #distillery #brewery) and had a blast. There was live music, lots of tables and also grass to lounge on, which is what we did. Everyone was in masks while in line to get their food and drinks. We tried the charcuterie. Not so great. We learned after this day trip to bring our own picnic of cheeses, crackers, nuts, carrots, celery and apples. It was a beautiful day and a couple was getting married outside the manor house and was fun to watch. Once the world is back to normal, we want to go back and stay overnight at this B&B house.
Finding these covered bridges so close to home is definitely a must-do. It takes you back in history, and makes you appreciate the craftsmanship that was created to ensure these bridges lasted. Route 15 is a beautiful country drive even though it is so close to D.C.