If your group is looking to explore local scenery, a drive along the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge tour provides beautiful backdrops no matter the season.

Peppered throughout the region, you'll find seven covered bridges, each unique in the structure and placement. While two of the bridges are accessible for pedestrian traffic only, you'll find ample parking nearby leaving you the chance to stretch your legs midway through your tour.

Spanning 50 miles, this tour is able to be completed within a hour's drive, or can be enjoyed more leisurely. Pack a picnic to enjoy at either end of the tour - both Bogert's Bridge at Lehigh Parkway and Kreidersville Bridge offer space to spread out a blanket and enjoy some quiet time together. covered bridge, DLV, Trexler nature preserve October 19, 2015-1-IMG_1066 copy

Midway through the tour, you'll pass across Schlicher's Bridge, located on the grounds of the Trexler Nature Preserve. Make a pit-stop at the Lehigh Valley Zoo or grab your hiking boots to trek one of the scenic trails along the preserve.

Be sure to pack along a camera as you'll want to capture plenty of images of these bridges. If you prefer to go off-the-grid, Discover Lehigh Valley offers turn-by-turn directions laid out in an easy to read format. Download the full PDF or request a physical copy of the guide via mail.