What better way to capture the picturesque countryside than by taking a road trip to see some of the many covered bridges and other delightful points of interest along the way.  Heading from Bloomsburg north on Route 487 towards the small village of Forks, you will discover the site of the Twin Covered Bridges, the only set of twins in Pennsylvania and one of two in the U.S.  Just a short distance out the road you will find the restored Josiah Hess Bridge, then on to the Stillwater Bridge.

Traveling back toward Bloomsburg, enjoy a nostalgic visit to Bill’s Old Bike Barn Museum, where you will find a truly unique experience of vintage motorcycles, extraordinary military vehicles, rare collectibles, antique carousel horses and thousands of interesting and historic items presented in a 20,000 square foot, memory-filled museum.  With new items arriving frequently, it is a stroll back in time that you won’t soon forget.

Lunch time along the way means a stop at Tom’s Family Restaurant, outside of Catawissa.  Absorb the country ambience while enjoying a satisfying and delectable lunch at this family-owned restaurant.

Continue on your nostalgic journey as you step aboard the tractor-pulled hay wagon for a ride through the fields and pastures, getting up close with the majestic red deer at the Rolling Hills Red Deer Farm.  The size of their antlers will amaze you as many of the deer wander near the hay wagon looking for hand-held treats.

Then mix a little of the past with modern day as you stop at Rohrbach’s Farm Market, Bakery & Gift Shop.  The farm market offers fresh produce right from the farm and colorful mums or other flowers in season.  Temptation awaits you at the bakery shop with homemade pies, sticky buns, and other goodies you won’t want to pass by.  The gift shop offers delightful collectibles and other items to purchase as a reminder of your fun-filled day.

Although this trip into the past will fill your day, you may take the time to find other covered bridges  which may be close by to other stops along the way.  A Covered Bridge Map of Columbia and Montour Counties is available at the Visitors Centers in Bloomsburg and Danville.