Welcome to this week’s edition of In My Own Backyard!
This week I just have to share with you one of the most instagramable spots in Ontario that not many people know about.
West Montrose Covered Bridge
West Montrose Bridge is the last remaining covered bridge in Ontario. It was built in 1881 and spans 198 feet across the Grand River and was designated as a Provincial Historic Site in 1960. Back in the day the Mennonites would sneak a kiss while travelling through the covered bridge which has given the bridge its nickname of “Kissing Bridge”.
The Kissing Bridge is still used today by horse and buggies, pedestrians, and vehicles weighing less than 3 tonnes, to allow them to cross the Grand River.
Location of West Montrose Covered Bridge
The Kissing Bridge is located in the Village of West Montrose, which has a population of 257. West Montrose is just a short drive from St. Jacobs, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Guelph. It is worth a short visit just to grab the perfect instagram shot. You might even get lucky enough to come across a horse and buggy, which still frequent the area to this day.
I hope that when visiting in my own backyard you will take the time to stop in to see the Kissing Bridge to get that perfect instagram picture!
Well I am off to see what other goodies I can find in my own backyard. Until next time…..
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