The below ride starts from the bmw ra rally site in Pownal and wonders back roads to and from the museum. Route 7 in NY is part of the route but is twisty and undulating. The route goes past the Big Moose Deli in Hoosick, NY my favorite place to stop, relax, have a sandwich and bring home a slice of homemade pie. The chocolate chunk cookies are huge. But, don't tell a soul.You may pass through All Five Bennington County Covered Bridges in a standard size automobile - one lane only.
Bridges were covered to keep the wood dry and thereby avoid rot. This became the trend in 1805 when a bridge designed by Timothy Palmer, an architect proved most durable.
Most covered bridges are painted red because iron ochre was an inexpensive pigment.
Here is an early recipe for bridge paint:
- 2 qts skim milk buttermilk or whey;
- 8 oz newly slaked lime
- 6oz oil from ground flaxseed
- 2oz turpentine
- 1.5lbs pulverized ochre.
The most common type of covered bridge is Town Lattice. All Bennington County Bridges are of this type.
Distance from Pownal: 16 Miles
Duration: 21 Minutes
For more information about the Covered Bridge Museum, click here!
The best riding in three states await you!
COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.
- Sunday - FREE
- Monday - FREE
- Tuesday - FREE
- Wednesday - FREE
And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally click here.