If you thought that Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was a great railroad enthusiast depot, turn up the road to find some covered bridges. Though only a few dozen remain, their charm and rural romance crosses many a stream. Sundays are a good day to drive about trying to find a few of these bridges. Most of the shops and road-side stands are closed up for the Sabbath. But, the covered bridges are open for discovery and driving through.
Some of the covered bridges are mostly kept in various states of repair for tourist viewing. Some are “walk at your own risk”. Some have become encircled by shopping malls and four-lane roads. Some have improvised pull-off parking for photo-opts. Other landowners (most of the bridges are on public roads, but the off-road shoulders are on private land) are clearly hostile to bridge-spotters, with front yards lines with large rocks and marking stakes.
The Landis Valley open-air museum even had a locally published book of photos and map of covered bridges in Lancaster. Hitch-up your buggy and go for a ride.