Montgomery is a picturesque Vermont town at the bottom of Jay Peak, near the Quebec border. The area is sparsely populated but the seven covered bridges in the area makes it a popular mountain biking and cycling destination. Fall is the best time to ride here. Montgomery, and Montgomery Center historically come to height of fall foliage color the last week of September through the first week of October.
Montgomery's covered bridges are legendary in Vermont, and a source of tremendous local pride. Take a break from your bicycle ride to discover their unique differences. Along the route you'll find other historic bridges, including an iron railroad trestle adapted for bicycle and snowmobile travel, and Richford's downtown gateway bridge over the Missisquoi River.
From the town of Montgomery you can do short bike rides to several covered bridges; or a 17.2 mile loop from the town of Richford that includes part of the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail.
Historical Note: Montgomery Covered Bridges
1. The Hopkins Bridge:
2. The Longley (Samuel Head) Bridge:
3. The Comstock Bridge:
4. The Fuller Bridge or Black River Covered
5. The Hutchins Bridge:
6. The Hectorville (Gibou) Bridge:
7. The Creamery Bridge:
For more information:
Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission