Tour the Covered Bridges of New Hampshire This Fall

Visiting New Hampshire in fall is a truly breathtaking experience, especially when you center your vacation around the beautiful and charming town of Exeter. Guests at our Exeter, NH Boutique Hotel love to spend their days taking scenic drives through the area – especially drives that take them across the charming covered bridges in New Hampshire. 

Covered bridges in New Hampshire are always a delightful sight to behold, but they are never more beautiful than when surrounded by the vibrant hues of New Hampshire’s fall foliage. Covered bridges in New Hampshire exude an undeniable sense of charm, reminding us of simpler days gone by. They are a delight to photograph in the midst of foliage season, but touring the covered bridges also affords visitors a unique opportunity to see New Hampshire’s beautiful countryside. 

Whatever your reason for visiting the covered bridges in New Hampshire, we’d love to share this beautiful season with you. The colorful foliage season picks up quickly in September and tapers off by about mid-October, so if you haven’t already planned your fall escape to our luxurious Inn, now is the perfect time. While you’re here, enjoy quiet walks in our scenic parks, hikes to grand viewpoints, scenic drives along the gorgeous Seacoast, delicious meals at our top-rated restaurant, and plenty of relaxing downtime in the quiet luxury of our Exeter, NH Boutique Hotel. Book your room today! 

A picturesque example of covered bridges in New Hampshire in fall

10 Beautiful Covered Bridges in New Hampshire

Though there used to be far more, today around 60 covered bridges still exist across New Hampshire, some of which are found right here near the Seacoast. Many of the covered bridges in New Hampshire were built in the mid to late 19th century. Each of them stands as a unique testament to a simpler era when the only vehicles crossing the rivers were horse & carriage. 

All of them are stunning examples of craftsmanship, and they are more than worth visiting, no matter the time of year. Of the 60 covered bridges in New Hampshire, there are at least five within easy driving distance from our Exeter, NH Boutique Hotel. They all make for a wonderful day trip through New Hampshire, especially during the colorful months of fall.

  1. Old Stage Road Covered Bridge
  2. Wason Pond Covered Bridge
  3. Merrimack Covered Bridge (Stowell Road)
  4. Rowell Covered Bridge
  5. Contoocook Railroad Covered Bridge
  6. Dalton Covered Bridge
  7. Waterloo Covered Bridge
  8. Cilleyville Covered Bridge
  9. Keniston Covered Bridge
  10. Belmont (Shaeffer Campbell) Covered Bridge

Though you certainly don’t need to visit each of these covered bridges in New Hampshire, doing so will be approximately a four-hour journey, depending on how much you stop to see other towns and attractions along the way. 

Enjoy luxury at our Exeter, NH Boutique Hotel after touring the covered bridges in New Hampshire

A Touch of Luxury at Our Exeter, NH Boutique Hotel

As you drive through the countryside in search of these covered bridges in New Hampshire, you’ll find breathtaking views and vibrant foliage everywhere you turn. It’s truly a magnificent way to spend a fall day. There are, of course, plenty of things to do along the way, meaning you can make your day trip as long or as short as you’d like. 

Make sure to leave plenty of time to soak up the gorgeous scenery right here in Exeter, though. It’s one of the most charming towns in New Hampshire, and it’s where you’ll find the upscale, elegant, and welcoming accommodations of our Exeter, NH Boutique Hotel. Our Inn is the perfect place to retreat this fall, whether you’re looking for a quiet country escape, an upscale and romantic couples getaway, or a place to unwind after dropping off or visiting a student at the Phillips Exeter Academy. 

Our Exeter, NH boutique hotel features eight unique guest rooms, each outfitted with luxurious amenities, antiques, fine art, and the creature comforts you crave from home. Our accommodations are perfect for solo travelers, couples, and those traveling with older children. We pride ourselves on providing so much more than a comfortable place to stay, though. We’ll also offer you personalized recommendations and concierge service so you enjoy the best of New Hampshire in Fall.

You have the option to add breakfast service to your stay if desired – or you can enjoy a simple breakfast at nearby coffee shops and cafes. At the end of the day, we’d love to treat you to a handcrafted cocktail or glass of wine and a delicious meal at our intimate restaurant, Ambrose, located in the parlor at our Exeter, NH Boutique Hotel. Co-located on the same property is Otis. Restaurant, another of the top restaurants in town. You don’t have to go far to enjoy the best of New Hampshire in the fall – and that is one of the many things that make our Exeter, NH Boutique Hotel such a wonderful place to stay. 

As one of the only Four Diamond, AAA-rated venues in New Hampshire, you can expect a stay at the Inn by the Bandstand to exceed your expectations. Book your room today!

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