A pleasurable addition to our Kentucky trip last week was a loop through some northeastern counties to see 6 of the state's 13 remaining historic covered bridges. We started in Fleming County, which has 3 bridges remaining, more than any other county.
The loop took maybe 5 hours to drive, including the time spent taking pictures from every angle I could reach. Distractions abound along the route. The town of Flemingsburg has gotten very serious about historic preservation and has a walking tour that tempted us greatly. Maybe someday soon. Quilt barns line much of the route, and guide brochures are available in each county. The town of Washington, Kentucky's second oldest town, is full of 18th century log buildings now employed in commerce and tourism. I stopped just long enough to get pictures of the 1794 log Post Office (seriously!). I'll share later this week. I'm definitely headed back there.
For more information about these bridges and the others, click here and here.