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Loy's Station Covered Bridge
Based on 13 traveler reviews
Beautiful and Quaint!
Dec 05, 2013 by: StephanieandRob from Gainesville, Virginia
The bridge is lovely, especially inviting is the playground right next to it. Open area too which adds ti tge gorgeous scenery. My boyfriend proposed to me at the bridge last month, so it will forever be a very special place in my heart!!!
Nice spot for a picnic lunch
Oct 02, 2013 by: Lee G from Camden, NY
The best of the three bridges in the area. It is accessible for pictures from both sides of the stream. Nice picnic area with playground for kids. It does have a portable restroom facility that was the cleanest I have seen. Get the directions to the three covered bridges in the area and take the time to see all three. Visitor centers or hotels should be able to give you the directions or you can find them online. The countryside in this area is beautiful.
Birthday in the Park
Jul 05, 2013 by: NeoWasHere from Frederick, Maryland
This was a fantastic place for a birthday party for our 4-year old son. We rented the one small picnic shelter available for $55. This gets you the shelter for the entire day and there is a number to call if someone else is occupying it and won't leave. Frederick County Parks and Recreation are supposed to post a sign at the shelter which states who has it reserved for the day, but there was none posted on our day. As it turned out, the $55 went to waste as there is one other smaller picnic shelter in the park that is free and first come first served. When we arrived, nobody was there. After we had been there for sometime we saw another family take it over for their birthday party free of charge. The free one is also right near the parking lot and the playground. The one you have to pay $55 for is farther away across a field all the way in the far corner of the park isolated from everyone else. There are several other picnic tables scattered along the stream, horseshoe pits, grills, the covered bridge, and one of the best playgrounds for kids in the county. The restrooms are two portable toilets near the parking lot. It's really a nice park as it's small and tucked away deep in the county so it's not really crowded. There's a creek to watch, listen to, and cool yourself off in the water on a hot summer day. You can't really ask for anymore. The only downside is that it may be a little tricky to find. There's a sign for the park at the intersection of Rt. 550 and Old Frederick Road with an arrow pointing north on Old Frederick Road. The trouble is you might think it's right down the road, but it's actually about a 2.1 mile drive. You will need to keep driving until right after the railroad crossing.
A fun family destination
May 09, 2013 by: LauraJean49 from Frederick, Maryland
A great spot for a picnic. Children love wading in the stream or playing on the playground. It's in a quiet, rural setting, and the historic covered bridge (often a subject for photographers or artists) adds a lot of charm.
Apr 10, 2013 by: lifeartist59 from Newton Falls, Ohio
We stopped by to see the bridge when in the area. It is a very pretty view. It was raining so we did not stay long, but it would be a nice side-trip when in the area.
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