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Loy's Station Covered Bridge
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3 Covered Bridges within 11 miles
Apr 14, 2015 by: MaxYourLife from United States
This is a great little place to have a picnic lunch and if you like covered bridges, there are 3 beautiful ones all within a 20 minute drive. Note: The address for Loy's Station is wrong. The correct address is 13506 Old Frederick Road. If you go north on 15 from Frederick, I'd recommend seeing them in this order: Utica Bridge (From 15N, take Old Frederick Rd 1.6 miles, turn left onto Utica Rd and it's right there.) This was my favorite for pictures. Get back on Old Frederick Rd and continue north. You will come to a stop sign in a small town (Creagerstown). Turn left onto 550 (which overlaps with Old Frederick Rd for about .4 mile). Old Frederick Rd then bears off to the right (you will see a sign saying "Loy's Station Park", turn right before this sign). The bridge and park are a mile after this turn. Roddy Creek Bridge is the smallest of the 3 and has a plaque which tells about it and the other 2 bridges. It's at 14760 Roddy Rd, about 5 miles from Loy's Station Bridge. Get back on Old Frederick Rd north for 1.5 miles, turn left onto Rocky Ridge Rd/MD77 for 1.6 miles, right onto Graceham Rd. for 1.3 miles (it becomes Apples Church Rd) for .2 mile, then turn right onto Roddy Creek Rd for .8 miles. There is a small parking area on the left before the bridge. Other things to do in the area: Catoctin Furnace and small hike, Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery, and Catoctin Mountain Park and Falls Hike.
If you like covered bridges
Jan 08, 2015 by: Sam B from Smithsburg, Maryland
Frederick County's covered bridges are nothing special as far as covered bridges go, but if you like covered bridges, they're certainly worth a look. All 3, Utica, Loy's Station & Roddy Road are basically in a line north to south and can be seen in a short time at even a leisurely pace. Loy's Station has a nice park adjacent which is nice for picnicking.
Loys Station Bridge
Oct 15, 2014 by: Rick H from Thurmont, Maryland, United States
Lovely visit any time of year but expecially in the fall. Not far from Summer Creek Farm, Frederick County's largest certified organic vegetable farm.
Largest bridge of the 3 in the area
Aug 11, 2014 by: Travelationship2014 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Ample parking with a park and jungle gym area for families. The location is beautiful. The stream is running with clear water and some fish. Fun stop and beautiful area to see 3 covered bridges. This is the largest of the 3. Bring a picnic and hang out a bit under the trees at the park Travelationship.com
Beautiful and Scenic
Jun 26, 2014 by: cheriecur from
This is a must stop. It is so beautiful and scenic. It is so relaxing and quaint. It is a great place to take photos. I am from Florida and there are no covered bridges. I love this covered bridge. It looks similar to the colors of a Farmhouse.
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