Small Town Travel Log: Covered Bridges

Recently, we went up to the adorable Table on Ten in Bloomville, NY for our one year wedding anniversary. We stayed in the attic room and had a lovely breakfast made by the lovely proprietors Inez and Justus. They’re living the dream in small town upstate NY – catering to both the weekend visitors and locals. After spending the morning lounging around at Table on Ten, we took the scenic route home to Brooklyn, stopping by three covered bridges on the way home.

Hamden Covered Bridge

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Visiting Shelburne Museum: Transportation

When we were visiting Ticonderoga two weekends ago, we made a day trip to Shelburne, Vermont. This was my second trip and Erika’s first visit, but there’s much to see at the Shelburne Museum that, even after two visits, I haven’t seen it all. We were so excited about our visit that we didn’t let a little rain get us down either.

While we were in town, we ended our afternoon with a delicious lunch at Folino’s pizza and fantastic beer from the neighboring Fiddlehead Brewery. Folino’s and Fiddlehead share a building and are just down the street from the museum.

The unique two-lane covered bridge is a must-see. It was built over 150 years ago, and moved to the museum not long after its 100th birthday. At 168 feet long, it’s impressive inside and out. We took shelter from the rain for quite a while, climbing on and admiring the bridge construction.

There’s a lighthouse, railroad and steamship after the jump…

Small Town Travel Log: Ticonderoga

Since our senior year of college, Katie’s generous parents have loaned us their family vacation house in Ticonderoga for weekend visits. Last Thursday, as soon as I stepped into the kitchen and looked out on Lake George, I let out a sigh and completely relaxed. This year, we spent a day exploring town, stopped by Silver Bay YMCA camp, and went across the NY-Vermont border to Shelburne Museum.

See the sights after the jump…