A great way to explore beautiful Pennsylvania and check out one of our most unique features is to take the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour. This self-guided tour leads visitors through seven remaining covered bridges. This is a great activity for visitors interested in the history of our region or couples looking for unique romantic spots. So grab a copy of the brochure and learn about these antique relics!
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About the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour
The Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour showcases seven of the 200 remaining covered bridges in the state of Pennsylvania. Five of the bridges are still open for traffic and the tour stretches over 50 miles. It is suggested that you set aside several hours for this tour.
Since the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour is self-guided, you can customize your experience. Some visitors take advantage of the beautiful weather by walking or cycling portions of the 50-mile route. Other travelers drive the route to see each and every one of the bridges, guaranteeing they will see each bridge in one day. There’s no wrong way to experience the beauty of Lehigh County!
Bridges on the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour
Built in 1841, Bogert’s Covered Bridge is one of the oldest in the region. Owned by the city of Allentown, the bridge has a total span of 145-feet and is open to pedestrian traffic only.
Manasses Guth Bridge
Manasses Guth Covered Bridge was originally built in 1858 and then rebuilt after a fire in 1882. The bridge features a Burr arch truss design and has a span of 108 feet.
Wehr’s Covered Bridge
Wehr’s Covered Bridge is located at the western end of Covered Bridge Park. Before it was officially named, the bridge was known locally as Sieger’s Covered Bridge. The bridge was built in 1841 and has a span of 128 feet.
Rex’s Covered Bridge
Rex’s Covered Bridge was built in 1858 and spans 116 feet. It features a Burr arch truss design and the high arches can be seen through side openings.
Geiger’s Covered Bridge
Located on the eastern side of the Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve, Geiger’s Covered Bridge was built in 1860. It spans 112 feet and features Burr arches and a unique flooring pattern of lengthwise and crosswise planking.
Schlicher’s Covered Bridge
Schlicher’s Covered Bridge was built in 1882 before the surrounding Trexler-Leigh County Game Preserve was established in 1906. Because of this location within the preserve, the bridge is often called “deer pen bridge.” The preserve was established to protect and raise bison, elk, and deer, which can often be seen grazing near the 108-foot bridge.
Kreidersville Covered Bridge
The Kreidersville Covered Bridge is the last bridge on the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour. Built in 1839, this bridge is not only the oldest covered bridge in the Lehigh Valley, it’s also the oldest in the state of Pennsylvania. Crossing the Hokendauqua Creek, the Kreidersville Bridge spans 100 feet. Every year the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Association hosts a Covered Bridge Festival in early June.
Where to Stay for the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour
No matter how you decide to experience the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour, make sure you begin and end your day at Sayre Mansion. Our beautiful Inn, located in Bethlehem, PA, combines the rustic charm of an old mansion with the modern amenities of an upscale hotel. Our gorgeous rooms feature many of the original features of Sayre Mansion, like Room 20. Once a part of Robert Sayre’s library, it is now a large, light-filled guest room that still has the original gold leaf ceilings. This room features a King bed, a plush sofa, an antique armoire, and cable TV. The private bathroom comes with a pedestal sink and shower. Browse the rest of our incredible guest rooms and book your stay today. We look forward to having you.