Category Archives: Scenic Roads

Covered Bridge Trail in Blount County, Alabama

The Blount County Covered Bridge Trail is a self-guided driving tour to three charming and historic covered bridges. Click play to enjoy:

The Covered Bridge Trail is just a short distance north of the Birmingham metro area. The ideal place to begin your tour is in the county seat of Oneonta. From there, drive about five miles north on State Road 75 to the Horton Mill Covered Bridge.

Our next recommended stop is at Palisades Park, a beautiful mountain-top landmark that is known for its sheer bluffs, incredible views and historic structures. It is a great place for a picnic!

From Palisades Park, continue to the Easley Covered Bridge. This lightly traveled bridge is the smallest of the covered bridges in Blount County and is very scenic.

The final stop on the Blount County Covered Bridge Trail is the most impressive! The historic Swann Covered Bridge spans a beautiful rocky gorge and is the longest covered bridge in Alabama.

Here are some additional photographs of the bridges for your enjoyment. Blount County has more covered bridges than any other county in Alabama and all three have been beautifully restored.

Horton Mill Covered Bridge in Blount County, Alabama.
Horton Mill Covered Bridge in Blount County, Alabama.
Another view of the Horton Mill Covered Bridge.
Another view of the Horton Mill Covered Bridge.
Blount County is the "Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama."
Blount County is the “Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama.”
The Swann Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Alabama.
The Swann Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in Alabama.

Curry Ferry Landing: Revolutionary War crossing point in Holmes County, Florida

Curry Ferry Landing is a boat launch on the Choctawhatchee River in Holmes County, Florida… but it is also much more!

The ferry was in use before the American Revolution and was used by British troops during that conflict. Click play to watch this fascinating story:

If you enjoyed the story of Curry Ferry Landing, you might enjoy learning about some of the other sites along the Jackson and Holmes County section of the old Pensacola – St. Augustine Road:

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The Pensacola – St. Augustine Road: A remarkable journey down Highway 2 in the Florida Panhandle

The Pensacola – St. Augustine Road was the first road connecting the two historic capitals of Florida during the Colonial era. In this special feature, Two Egg TV’s Rachael Conrad searches for traces of the historic trail and finds much more than expected!

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