The Magic of Midwest Covered Bridges
Adams County, Ohio
In the rolling hills on the edge of Appalachia, you can drive through the 1855 Harshaville Covered Bridge (left) or walk on the 1890 Kirker Covered Bridge. The Harshaville Covered Bridge, the last covered bridge still used in Adams County, was once traversed by Confederate General John Morgan and his Raiders when they passed through the county during the Civil War.
Getting started: Visit the Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau for information.
While you're there: Adams County, 60 miles southeast of Cincinnati, offers a dozen-plus parks and preserves, a fledgling Amish community and surprisingly upscale bed and breakfasts. Hike the heavily wooded terrain of The Edge of Appalachia Preserve, snack on a cream-filled coffee cake at Amish-run Miller's Bakery, and relax overnight in a comfortable cabin at Murphin Ridge Inn.