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“Hear Emily Play”

Ranked #9 of 64 things to do in Stowe
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Located a short drive from Stowe on the Gold Brook Road, the bridge is known locally as Emily's Bridge, being Vermont's only haunted bridge, by a ghost named Emily. There are stories of Emily. One is that she was to elope with a lover who was meeting her at the bridge, and when he didn't show, she hung herself from the rafters. Another version is that Emily met a man and the couple planned to marry. Emily went to the church but the groom never arrived, Emily took a horse and cart and rode away at a fast pace but as she approached the bridge too fast she failed to turn right and drove onto the rocks below. Strange noises and happenings have apparently taken place on or near to the bridge ever since. A climb down either side of the bridge, either on the right from Stowe and on the left to Stowe, to see the brook running beneath is worthwhile for additional photographs.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is not that well publicised locally, and a bit hard to find. It would be nice if they had not stuck a traffic sign right in the front of it, so it showed on your photo.
Its a genuine covered bridge. There is not much more to say about it really, but you will need a map to find it. We didn't feel anything spooky but then we were there in the daytime.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Our first visit to the bridge. It's just outside of Stowe and a little hard to find, but we managed. It's near the very blue house on Goldbrook Road. Love it. We'll be back.

Thank GardenBound
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Covered bridge with a sad story of love gone wrong. Has a real story behind it. You can google Emily's bridge for the story. In a pretty sitting. We visited multiple covered bridges and took a lot of pictures. Talk to the locals they will tell you the story how the bridge was named for Emily.

Thank Nana3_2013
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Easy to reach from Stowe, climb down to the brook if you can, to get a nice and alternative view on the bridge from the small river.

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