Jay Covered Bridge // Jay, New York

April 30, 2019

Happy Tuesday friends and happy last day of April! Anyone else feeling shocked about how fast this year seems to be going? I can't believe that we are going to be starting May tomorrow! I hope though that you are having a wonderful week! 

Today I am so excited to share with y'all a bit more about the Jay Covered Bridge that I mentioned from my visit to Jay Falls a couple of weeks ago! You may remember that I mentioned that Jay Falls is one of the #ADK50falls challenge waterfalls and it was a beautiful place to discover! (You can read more about the falls HERE and all of the waterfalls that I have seen so far in the challenge HERE!)
Right above the Jay Falls is the Jay Covered Bridge which is an historical landmark. The wooden bridge crosses the Ausable River in Jay (spanning 175 feet) and was built in 1857 and then restored in 2006. 

Located in Jay, New York the bridge is approximately 25 minutes from Lake Placid. 

Now you may be wondering why a trip to see this bridge is so special. I was surprised to learn that starting in the early 1800s New York state was actually filled with lots of covered bridges throughout the state. I was surprised because it is typically the state of Vermont that we think of with the covered bridges, but New York had hundreds of them at one point in time. 

But now the Jay Covered Bridge is the last one in the Adirondacks and its the longest one (of the 22 that are still standing) in the state. It's amazing to think of how much history has taken place here and that this is still here at this point in our History. 
This bridge is a beautiful place to visit or have a picnic in the warmer weather (plus offers a beautiful view of the Jay Falls)! I can't recommend checking it out- such a small but beautiful piece of history located right in the Adirondack Park!

Thank you so much for reading today friends! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Jay Covered Bridge, the #adk50falls challenge or Jay Falls! I am happy to answer and can't wait to hear about your own waterfall adventures! Have a wonderful day!

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