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Cottage Grove Oregon Covered Bridge Capitol of America

Updated on January 1, 2015

The Centennial Bridge

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Currin Bridge

Currin Bridge built in 1925
Currin Bridge built in 1925
Currently, the Chambers Covered Bridge in Cottage Grove is the last remaining covered railroad bridge west of the Mississippi.
Currently, the Chambers Covered Bridge in Cottage Grove is the last remaining covered railroad bridge west of the Mississippi. | Source

Cottage Grove Oregon Information

Welcome to Cottage Grove! The covered bridge capitol of Oregon, discover a state scenic byway, a National Historical District, award winning wineries, hotels and restaurants, and seven covered bridges to wonder especially in the the fall, the colors are a sight to see! This small town is a beautiful and friendly place to visit. Two times in history, Cottage Grove was voted," All American City" in the United States of America. This quaint feel is prevalent through the city with lots of small friendly shops downtown.The city is literally painted with depictions of the rich heritage, with twenty one murals in all.

Cottage Grove hosts celebrations all year long, including art walks during the summer, many bike fests and bicycle tours, concerts in the park every Wednesday and vendors with fresh organic produce too. The Bohemia Mining Day Parade and celebration in July is a big event and draws thousands of visitors yearly. Another big event is the Covered Bridge Festival held annually, last year they started the festival in September, its this time of year when leaves begin to turn and the explosive colors, make the Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Scenic Byway Tour, a fantastic success.

From Cottage Grove's historic downtown, you can take the row river trail all the way up to Dorena lake and enjoy the covered bridges along the way. Enjoy a grand view of Baker Bay where they wind surf and catamaran. Many sailboats are moored there too, this lake is popular for these types of activities. Camping is available too at Dorena lake.

To the south of the city off of London road is the Cottage Grove Lake, it is fed by the Coast Fork of the Willamette River which runs through town. On the east side of Cottage Grove Lake, camping sites and boat launches are hosted by corps of engineers.

Below I have listed more information about Cottage Grove, I have also added my favorite things to do, restaurants and logging accommodations.

You can drive through this bridge, and my girlfriend had her wedding here a couple of years ago!
You can drive through this bridge, and my girlfriend had her wedding here a couple of years ago! | Source
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A markerCottage Grove Oregon -
Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA
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B markerThe Village Green -
725 Row River Rd, Cottage Grove, OR 97424, USA
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C markerKing Estate -
80854 Territorial Rd, Eugene, OR 97451, USA
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    Mindy 5 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

    Thank you Fennelseed We get a lot of rain here, an average of 50 inches(covered to protect the bridges). I really enjoying living here.

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    Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

    What a magical place, I love the covered bridges and wonder why they were covered. Whatever the reason they are really fascinating. This sounds like a great place to visit and to live. Thank you for this very interesting hub.

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    Mindy 6 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

    @ Nicki, we will have to get together! I am on Facebook too Mindy-ray -Bench. 541-337-7733 I will be at Tea Time April 16th, hope to see you soon , thanks :)

    @ Thanks Becky, when you get into town give me a call,My friend Melinda runs the Village Green she can get you an escape package!

    @Golfgal Feel free to link :)Thanks for following me!

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    Golfgal 6 years ago from McKinney, Texas

    My husband and I traveled to Portland last year and drove down to see the Redwoods. It was such a fun trip. We also toured the Japanese gardens. I am excited to Hop your hub as I would like to link it to my next hub about our Portland trip. Thanks. I have bookmarked this hub to add it when mine is completed.

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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    Cottage Grove sounds like a place I would like to visit one day. Thanks for sharing your first hand experience. Awesome Hub.

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    Mindy 6 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

    Thank you all!

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    Niki Hampton 6 years ago from Oregon

    Great hub! I live here in Grove too :)

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    Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

    Covered bridges are very interesting and starting to fade away, although some are being preserved.

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    Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    Great Hub. Makes me want to travel there. Thanks for the inspiration.

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