In fall, frosty whitecaps splash along the Lake Erie shore, sending visitors scuttling inland—just in time for leaf peeping and wine tasting. Make The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake your base camp and the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s color-coded map your guide. Two loop drives lead to 18 covered bridges, as well as many of the area’s 20 family-run wineries.
Helpful tip If you try to see every bridge, expect to drive a lot and find yourself on a few dirt roads. It’s a fun quest, but many visitors stick to the wineries and enjoy whatever bridges happen to be nearby.
Netcher Road Bridge in northeast Ohio
From Midwest Living
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