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The Covered Bridge Driving Tour is our most popular driving tour. It’ll take you about 90 minutes and passes 9 bridges and the quirky “Gravity Hill”. Tour is approximately 40 miles. 

The Bedford County Visitors Bureau
131 South Juliana St.
Bedford, PA 15522

814-623-1771

Location: Around Bedford County
Time: About 1.5 hours, but varies for everyone.
Length: Approximately 40 Miles
When: Any time you want to see them.

This quaint shop offers quality, yet affordable “finds”: Handcrafted, vintage, costume, and sterling silver jewelry; accessories (hats, scarves, bags, gloves…); the works of artisans and crafters from the region; gifts for all seasons; collectibles; handcrafted and vintage furniture; new and vintage home decor; and much more. Thurs. Fri. Sat. 9-5. For updated open days, please visit our website.

Wrap yourself in the exquisite luxury of alpaca. Alpaca fleece is softer, lighter, warmer, and more elegant than wool. Touch it once and you’ll want to wear it! Backstage carries the finest alpaca clothing, home textiles, and gifts available. Sophisticated coats, elegant sweaters & scarves, wonderful socks, and cuddly stuffed animals. Discover them all at Backstage Alpaca Shop and online at www.backstagealpacashop.com.

The Bedford County Development Association is the first stop for any business person considering expanding or locating in Bedford County. In the past few years, the staff, with the assistance of federal and state legislators, has secured more than $30 million in grants or loans for projects that have provided employment for thousands of workers in the county.

(Fair Week Only, Late July Annually)

All campsites are available on a first come – first served basis. Livestock and horse & pony committee volunteers listed in the tabloid/web have first priority on space. Exhibitors may reserve space starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day at the Fair Office. Please see site for additional information.

“Enriching Today’s Décor With Exceptional Paintings From the Past” Rare. Beautiful. Enchanting. Create a nexus within your home–stunning 19th century artwork that complements the color, pattern, texture and design of both historic and modern homes for the next level of self-expression. Capture the wonderful nostalgia of the past by incorporating carefully selected paintings. Mon.-Sat. 10-5 Sunday by appt. 724-459-0612 for appointment.

Starting at the Bedford Springs, this bike loop is approximately 42 miles long with the highlight being Lake Koon and Lake Gordon. These two water reservoirs, about 20 miles south, were created to supply water to Cumberland, Maryland.

Area: South Central Bedford Co.
Distance: 41.8 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Loops? Yes

Starting GPS coordinates:
39.996477,-78.5077321

*This ride may also be started in Downtown Bedford by taking the Heritage Trail South on Richard Street to the Bedford Springs.

Best seafood this side of Baltimore! Great wings, too! We’re known for our crab legs, oysters, scallops, shrimp, wings, burgers, fish, as well as dinners such as Cajun-lime shrimp, langostino pots, and Brazilian lobster tails. Offers a place to unwind while meeting with friends or clients. Ice cold drafts, over 140 kinds of bottled beer, and mixed drinks.

In historic Bedford, Pennsylvania you will find the first winery in Bedford and the surrounding counties to produce all vinifera wines. We invite you to visit us and experience the pleasure of tasting our wines. Our Tasting Room has a great atmosphere; tables where you can enjoy a romantic glass of wine and tables where you can bring a group of friends and enjoy!

The tasting room is open Mon.-Fri. 12-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun 12-5 p.m.
On Richard St. in downtown Bedford. 724-635-3658
In historic Bedford, Pennsylvania you will find the first winery in Bedford and the surrounding counties to produce all vinifera wines. We invite you to visit us and experience the pleasure of tasting our wines. Our Tasting Room has a great atmosphere; tables where you can enjoy a romantic glass of wine and tables where you can bring a group of friends and laugh the evening away!

Bits of Time is a shopping experience covering approximately 18,000 square feet. Our store houses over 40 vendors each with unique offerings ranging from antiques and vintage collectibles to furniture and handmade crafts. We offer a huge selection of retail items including primitive and country décor, candles, sports cards and gaming. New items arrive daily, check us out on Facebook!

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort invites you to experience a unique alpine environment. We’re nestled among the highest peaks in the Allegheny Mountains at the northwestern tip of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, about 2 hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Guests are attracted to the solitude of the untamed hardwood forests or challenged by our slopes and trails. Weekend adventurers and residents alike call our mountain home.

9 Holes / Par 36

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Experience a unique alpine environment. We’re nestled among the highest peaks in the Allegheny Mountains at the northwestern tip of Bedford County,about 2 hours from Wash. D.C., Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

Guests are attracted to the solitude of the untamed hardwood forests or challenged by our slopes and trails. Call 1(800)458-3403 for more info!

Blue Knob State Park: This is our “Big Mountain” park. This year-round wilderness adventure consists of over 5,600 acres of woodland. An extensive hiking trail system offers 17 miles of trails through changing timber types, across cool streams and occasionally passing by pioneer homesteads that are slowly yielding to the forces of nature.

Streambred and stocked brown and brooke trout call this lovely freestone stream home. Located through Blue Knob State Park and State Game Land #26

FLIES OF CHOICE: Blue Winged Olive, Adams, Stone Flies, Crane Flies and Terrestrials

ACCESS: Via Route 869 as it winds its way through Blue Knob. Upper stretches accessed by turning off 869 onto township gravel road just past Pavia.

This bridge is a Burr Truss bridge with horizontal bracing at truss top level. It spans Bob’s Creek, just west of Route 869, about 1.5 miles northwest of Osterburg. Bypassed by a steel and concrete bridge in 1973, it is now closed with a cable across the entrance. County owned.

It has vertical boards on the lower 1/3rd of the bridge. It sits on stone and mortar abutments.

Location: Osterburg
Year Built: 1890
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 90 ft.
Width: 12.5 ft.

New location at the Former Realty Theater in Robertsdale, the museum contains a large collection of mining memorabilia that focuses on the coal mining and steam railroading history and heritage of the tri-county Broad Top Region of south-central PA. Call 814-907-1788 for information and special tours. Adults $5, Children $3. Open Saturdays May through October 10-5. Special tours offered year round by appointment.

Hunting deer, turkey, black bear and most small game is a popular use of the forest during designated seasons. Other than a few safety zones around buildings and picnic areas, hunting is permitted throughout the state forest. A 1,357-acre tract has been designated in the Sideling Hill area for off-road access by disabled hunters.

This county owned bridge stands at the entrance to Old Bedford Village in Bedford. It was was built in 1880 in Reynoldsdale and was moved to its present location in 1975. It is a burr truss design which has been reinforced with steel to support bus traffic that frequents Old Bedford Village.

The structure is unpainted and the roof is constructed of Cedar shakes. The deck consists of crossboard planks and the sides are totally enclosed. It sits on poured concrete abutments.

Location: Bedford, PA
Year Built: 1880
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 126 ft.
Width: 14 ft.

Our Bedford Colonial Courtyard community flourishes among the beautiful mountains of central Pennsylvania. Positioned in the midst of historic covered bridges and plenty of scenic views, our Residents enjoy all the advantages of comfortable Senior Living. Our Residents love the Bedford area and the charming nature paths, active wildlife, and open space that it provides. The small-town country vibe of the neighborhood is complete with dozens of antique stores, quaint restaurants and shops, and plenty of activities fit for any interest.

The Colvin Covered Bridge has recently been refurbished. The photo on this page shows the bridge before the upgrades. It is a multiple king-post bridge, resting on concrete abutments. Built in 1894, it crosses Shawnee Creek near Township Route 443 which can be reached from Route 30 just west of the traffic light in Schellsburg. The creek is a popular place for fishing. County owned.

The bridge is 66 feet long and is traversable.

Location: Schellsburg
Year Built: 1880
Type: Multiple King-post
Length: 66 feet
Width: 12.5 ft.

This is a small, stocked, but fertile limestone stream flowing through a valley of well kept farms.

FLIES OF CHOICE: Blue Winged Olive, Sulpher, Light Cahill and Green Drake. their nymphs and emergers work well when no trout are rising. Scud and Cresbug imitations are a good bet.

ACCESS – Best access south of Route 30 (near Everett, PA) is to take SR 2023 (Ashcom) to SR2021 at Ott Town.

The area’s largest selection of fine outdoor apparel & footwear as well as a complete hunting and Orvis fly fishing department. We feature quality products from: Patagonia, Barbour, Filson, Orvis, Life is Good, Vineyard Vines, Merrell, Red Wing, Under Armour, and Prana. Sportsmen will appreciate our selection of fine firearms from Merkel, Beretta, Cooper Dakota, Browning, Caesar Guerini, Benelli, Kimber, Weatherby.

This ride is a moderately difficult 16.6 mile loop with a few hard climbs. You will see 4 of Bedford County’s 14 covered bridges along the way as well as some beautiful scenery. To start the ride, take Rt. 220 North out of Bedford to Rt. 56 towards Johnstown. Take Rt. 56 west for about 4 miles to Fishertown County Store (on your left). This is your start and end point. Note:For a 9 bridge loop to take in your car, visit the Covered Bridge page here.

Area: Northwest Bedford Co.
Distance: 16.6 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Loops? Yes

Starting GPS coordinates:
40° 7’41.53″N 78°34’52.30″W

Creekside Resort is a brand new rustic yet modern resort conveniently located in Southern Pennsylvania’s scenic valley. Creekside Resort offers activities including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, swimming and many others. With the large pavilion, this unique property is the perfect location for weekend family stays, reunions, parties and weddings. Call for event pricing.

Cuppett’s Covered Bridge was built on land owned by William and Phillip Cuppett.

Located near New Paris, this burr truss design has unusually low arches and open sides.

It is unpainted and allowed to weather naturally, it spans Dunnings Creek, a mile north of New Paris. Privately owned.

The bridge is 60 feet long. It is not traversable.

Location: New Paris
Year Built: 1882
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 60 ft.
Width: 12 ft.

Enjoy an Amazing Family-Fun Day at the Park with Great Amusement Park Rides and the Awesome Laguna Splash Water Park. With Free Parking & Free Admission into the Ride Park, you can spend the day enjoying “The Best Amusement Park Food” in a Family-Friendly Place of Fun. Visit www.delgrossos.com for Operating Schedule, Free Concert & Entertainment Event Listings, and much more! Contact them at 814-684-3538. 4325 East Pleasant Valley Blvd. Tipton, PA, 16684

18 Holes / Par 72

Down River Golf Course is positioned along the mountains in South Central Pennsylvania. This family owned, challenging 18-hole course is located just 8 miles from the PA turnpike. The course is surrounded by the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River and has been the nesting place for our very own national bird, the Bald Eagle. Down Rivers flat terrain yet slanted greens has been a local favorite for many years and allows for an enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels.

The Dr. Knisely Covered Bridge crosses Dunnings Creek along the main road between Bedford and Johnstown. It stands 1/10th of a mile off of Route 56 (about 1.5 miles southeast of Pleasantville. Vertical boards cover about 1/3rd of the sides, with horizontal boards inside. The roof is metal. The abutments are stone and mortar. Privately owned.

The bridge is 80 feet long. It is not traversable.

Location: Alum Bank
Year Built: 1867
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 80 ft.
Width: 12.5 ft.

Come experience a truly old fashioned country store packed with specialty foods, Fiestaware, cast iron & granite cookware, home décor, candles and more! We have clothing for men, women and kids and the largest selection of work and western boots around. Family owned since 1971, we are open 7 days a week year round and located on Rt. 30 just 1.5 miles east of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

Starting at the corner of Richard and Pitt St. in downtown Bedford, this countryside ride takes you north on an 18.5 mile loop through the historic Dutch Corner area of Bedford County. It is mostly rolling hills with the exception of one pretty good climb about midway through. The trafic is light except for a small portion of Business Rt. 220 near town. There are no facilities along the route, so bring what you need.

Area: North of Bedford
Distance: 18.4 Miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Loops? Yes
Starting GPS coordinates:
40.019115,-78.5040329

As you travel through Everett, PA on the Lincoln Highway (Route 30) you will have the opportunity to view not only much of the history of Everett but enjoy the many unique shops, eateries and outdoor recreational opportunities. Pause a moment to view such splendid old structures as the Union Hotel, Barndollar United Methodist Church, The Foundry, Everett Railroad Station and Museum, Juniata Woolen Mill, The Hartley House, The Everett Theater, Patton House, Everett Library, the Indian Monument, and nearby covered bridges… plus many other designated homes.

As you travel through Everett, PA on the Lincoln Highway (Route 30) you will have the opportunity to view not only much of the history of Everett but enjoy the many unique shops, eateries and outdoor recreational opportunities. Pause a moment to view such splendid old structures as the Union Hotel, Barndollar United Methodist Church, The Foundry, Everett Railroad Station and Museum, Juniata Woolen Mill, The Hartley House, The Everett Theater, Patton House, Everett Library, the Indian Monument, and nearby covered bridges… plus many other designated homes.

Felten’s Mill Covered Bridge, as it stands today, was built in 1892 to replace an 1889 bridge that was destroyed in the 1889 flood. It is located on private land beside Felten’s Mill. It crosses Brush Creek, downstream of Jackson’s Mill Bridge, just south of Breezewood. It is Privately owned and can only be viewed from E. Mattie Road upstream. (indicated on map) The bridge is 100 feet long. It is not traversable or accessible.

Location: South of Breezewood
Year Built: 1892
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 100 ft.
Width: 12.5 ft.

Learn about the interesting history of the Quakers in western Pennsylvania and how they influenced the development of this region. Housed in the 1883 Quaker Meeting House, The Fishertown Quaker Museum has various displays, photographs, educational exhibits, and genealogical information for visitors and researchers alike. Generally open June-August, Sat. and Sun. 1-4. Please call 724-388-2924 or 814-839-2952 to plan your visit. 3140 Valley Rd, Fishertown, PA 15539.

Fort Bedford was built by the British as part of their fortified supply road, Forbes Trail. The road was the instrument that helped the British eradicate the French presence at Fort Duquesne. The fort was a protector of that road. The museum was constructed near the site of the 1758 fort. Fort Bedford Museum is located in downtown Bedford, 110 Fort Bedford Drive. Admission charged. Group rates available. For more information call 814-623-8891. Visit website for current seasonal hours.

As you make your vacation and weekend getaway plans, we hope you’ll visit with us at Friendship Village. Families and friends enjoy the camping experience at Friendship Village, with many amenities available. Miniature golf, laser tag, 2 swimming pools, ponds for catch and release fishing, kayak, paddle boat and row boat rentals, and many organized activities are available for the whole family.

Similar to Buchanan State Forest above; Hunting for deer, turkey, grouse, squirrels, rabbits and black bear is a popular use of the forest during designated seasons. Other than a few safety zones around building and picnic areas, hunting is permitted throughout the forest.

Quality Craftsmanship – Stop in next time you’re in Bedford!
You’re sure to find something unique and eclectic in the shop and make your own memories strolling historic Bedford.

GPS Games is a wonderful family activity. You can do one or more of these puzzles as you have time. Three puzzles include location searches: Name the American Presidents, the Everett Tour and the Bedford Cemetery Tour. Puzzle Number Four is only possible once you have accurately compiled info gathered from the first three puzzles. You can decipher that info and use it to unlock the Treasure Chest in the Bedford County Visitors Bureau Welcome Center at 131 South Juliana St. in Bedford, PA

The Bedford County Visitors Bureau conducts tours of Historic Bedford on Friday afternoons from June through the end of October. The tours begin at the visitors bureau office at 3:30 and conclude around 5:00 PM. The Visitors Bureau Office is located at 131 South Juliana Street in downtown Bedford.
 
The tour is free!  If you’d like to take the guided tour, call the Visitors Bureau at (800)765-3331. Reservations aren’t required, but we’d love to know if you plan to attend.

The new Huntingdon and Broad Top Rail Trail, which reuses a former railroad right-of-way to provide public recreational along the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, is now complete! The H&BT Rail Trail is open to hikers and bikers with 10.6 miles of trail open between Riddlesburg at the north end and Tatesville at the south.

Trailhead Locations:

Riddlesburg Park Trailhead

Hopewell Trailhead

Cooper Park Trailhead

Cypher Bridge Trailhead

Tatesville Trailhead

This is the seventh bridge that was built on this location since 1860. This current structure was built in 1884 and refurbished several years ago. It is a burr truss design, 97 feet in length. The bridge crosses Yellow Creek, just off of Route 26 (several miles north of Everett, Pennsylvania). It is in Hopewell Township, on State Route 1020.County owned.

The bridge is in excellent condition and is drivable.

Location: Near Hopewell
Year Built: 1884
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 97 ft.
Width: 12.5 ft.

HeBrews Coffee Company is an authentic west coast style coffeehouse featuring world class espresso, teas and smoothies along with a delicious selection of pastries. Come experience HeBrews warm and cozy atmosphere complete with sofas, fireplaces, artwork, and free wireless internet access for customers. Check us out on Facebook. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7am-5pm, Sat. 8am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-3pm

At 136 feet, this is the longest of all of the covered bridges in Bedford County. The Herline Covered Bridge crosses the Raystown branch of the Juniata River just north of Manns Choice, Pennsylvania. It is a burr truss design.

It was built in 1902 and refurbished in 1997. It is located along Watson Road, about a mile north of Manns Choice. State owned.

The bridge is 136 feet long. It is in excellent condition and is traversable.

Location: North of Manns Choice
Year Built: 1902
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 136 ft.
Width: 9 ft.
Weight Limit: 9 ft.

Located in a remote part of Bedford County, south of Chaneysville, the Hewitt Bridge is along the road to McElfish’s Mill (Township Route 326). Built in 1879, the bridge spans 88 1/2 feet, crossing Town Creek. County owned.

The sides are almost completely covered with vertical boards on the outside.

Hewitt Bridge rests on a stone and mortar abutment.

The bridge is traversable.

Location: South of Chaneysville.
Year Built: 1879
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 88.5 ft.
Width: 14 ft.

Homewood at Spring House Estates is surrounded by the quiet pleasures of historic Bedford County, offering freedom, peace-of-mind, and proximity to most points of interest in the area. Located near a hospital and many other medical offices, Homewood offers senior housing accommodations in cottage-style homes or apartments with all the amenities of “home” for persons over age 55.

We are a farm to table restaurant using only locally sourced and organically grown meat, dairy & produce. Serving fresh delicious foods for lunch, dinner, and Sun. brunch. Our arm and our hand built, wood-fired oven is the heart of our restaurant. We bake fresh baked breads and pizza. Vegetarian, vegan, & wheat-free options.

Hoss’s Steak & Sea House is family dining featuring fresh cut steaks, savory seafood and tender chicken entrees all cooked to order! Try our Hoss’fresh Soup & Salad Bar with fresh salads and vegetables, hearty homemade soups, fresh-baked breads, scrumptious sundaes and desserts. Kid’s menu and senior citizen discounts. Banquet rooms available. Call 1-800-900-HOSS for group sales. All major credit cards accepted.

Howard Hanna Bardell Realty is the #1 Real Estate Company in Bedford County & is a Veteran Owned Business with 24 real estate agents & 2 full-time administrative staff professionals with 2 office locations: 115 S. Anderson Street, Bedford, PA 15522 & 147 E. Main Street, Everett, PA 15537. Our services include: Commercial Sales/Leasing, Residential Sales, Farm Sales, Acreage Sales, PA State Certified Appraisals & more.

Named for M.J. Jackson, owner of the nearby grist and sawmill, this bridge sits 300 yards downstream of its original location since the 1889 flood. It is a 95 foot Burr Truss bridge with a shallow gable roof and high exterior sides. It crosses Brush Creek 3 1/2 miles south of Breezewood, PA on Township Route 12. The Jackson’s Mill Bridge has been refurbished and is in excellent condition. A very picturesque bridge. It is traversable.

Location: Breezewood, PA
Year Built: 1875
Type: Burr Truss
Length: 95 Feet
Width: 14.5 ft.