Cross Hartland's Covered Bridge

Cross Hartland’s Covered Bridge

Before entering the world’s longest covered bridge, they say you should make a wish, close your eyes, cross your fingers, and hold your breath. If you make it to the other side, your wish will come true, which is both cute and slightly scary, especially if the driver is joining you on the attempt. Unveiled in 1901, the 390 metre bridge over the St John River was considered scandalous when it was built. Covered bridges were also known as Kissing Bridges, where young couples could escape the prying eyes of their chaperones and get smoochy.

Length of Trip : 3 minutes or more if there’s a busy line-up to cross the bridge

Cost : Free!

Best time to go : The bridge is open year-round

Wheelchair friendly : Yes

Family friendly : Yes

Where to eat : Fosters Bar and Grill (380 Main St) Jeremiah’s Place (362 Main St)

Official Site :

Where to Stay : The aptly named Covered Bridge B&B is a May to October B&B overlooking the St John River.

Note from Robin : If you enjoyed crossing into Hartland, check out the 60 other covered bridges in New Brunswick Ever tucked into a bag of Old Dutch chips? Their manufacturing facility is in Hartland.

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