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“Echoes of a Past” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour Route

Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Echoes of a Past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Oregon State has an amazing number of covered bridges, 56 in all. A number that used to be around 450. This fall while driving through the area I made attempts to see several of them and have to say that Cottage Grove had some of the best to see as well as a great town to stop in. The main street area still holds several buildings from the 20th century, over a 100 years old. Similar to Toppenish, WA several of the local buildings have various paintings on the side of them which tells their own stories. Restaurants are several, lodging is available and a visit to the Chamber is worth the stop. If you plan to go anywhere else for more bridges do your research. As high marks go to Cottage Grove several of the other areas in the state are not marked so well and finding them a bit of a struggle at times. www.cgchamber.com

Visited October 2013
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Black Creek, Canada
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165 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Easy to follow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The instructions were easy to follow and made for a nice drive in the afternoon. It was great to get away from the I 5 and just suck up the local scenery. Fall colours were out in full force.

Visited October 2013
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Eastvale, California
2 reviews
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“Do Not Waste Your Valuable Vacation On The Bridge Tour!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Okay if you are 70 or regularly use the words "charming", "quant" or "the cats meow" then you might enjoy the bridge tour. However put on a fresh Depends because the tour is so long and boring you're sure to cut one lose.

The tour is nearly brain dead and you didn't slave all year accumulating time off to waste it in Cottage Grove. Pull off, get some gas and maybe some fast food then haul booty outta there because its spread out throughout the entire county. Asked a long time resident about the your and he had never wasted his time to go see them! Run hard, run fast but get outta there as fast as you can!!!! GTFO Done Deal!

Visited September 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Kodak Moment!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is definitely a Kodak moment! My favorite time to go is in the fall when the colors are absolutely spectacular. The Mosby Creek bridge on Layng Rd.is still drivable and makes for a fun road trip. The Chambers Railroad bridge was recently rebuilt and a has high pitched whistle inside to prevent birds from nesting. (Apparently adults cannot detect the pitch but teenagers can hear it.)

Visited October 2012
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Hillsborough, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Charming old bridges”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We did this route by car and three of the bridges during a Thanksgiving road trip through Southern Oregon. They are absolutely charming and worth a stop if you are in the area. We saw three of the bridges: Currin, Dorena and Mosby Creek. You can actually drive across the last one, even if only to a parking area on the other side. It was cloudy and rainy when we visited, so we weren't able to fully enjoy Lake Dorena.

Visited November 2012
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