Driving Directions

Covered Bridge Driving Route

Thurmont to Stalesen's

October 7, 2012


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Step

Directions

Seg Miles

Cum'l Miles

1

Leave the Mountain Gate Family Restaurant (133 Frederick Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788) parking lot, set odometer to zero and Turn Left onto Frederick Rd

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0.0

2

Drive past the Cozy Restaurant, cross a small bridge and Turn Left at the Stop sign onto Water Street

0.5

0.5

3

Stay straight through traffic signal at Main St.(MD Rt 77); Water St becomes Church St

0.2

0.7

4

Just past the CVS store on your right, Turn Right (diagonally) onto Emmittsburg Rd (MD Rt 806)

0.3

1.0

5

Follow Emmittsburg Rd around the sharp right and left turns at which point Emmittsburg Rd becomes Albert Staub Rd

0.7

1.7

6

Turn Right at the "T" intersection onto Roddy Creek Rd

0.3

2.0

7

Turn Left into small gravel parking lot across from the Roddy Road Covered Bridge. We'll take a brief photo stop.

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2.4

8

Proceed through the covered bridge on Roddy Rd

0.0

2.4

9

Turn Left at the Stop sign onto Apples Church Rd [Exler Rd on right]

0.8

3.2

10

Bear Right (mostly straight) onto Graceham Road. DO NOT TAKE Apples Church Road which turns left.

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3.4

11

Bear Right at intersection with Seiss Rd to continue on Graceham Rd and cross the RR tracks

0.9

4.3

12

Turn Left at the Stop sign onto MD Rt 77, Rocky Ridge RD

0.4

4.7

13

Pass through the one-lane RR bridge

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5.0

14

When you pass Frushour Rd on your left, prepare to turn right

1.0

6.0

15

Turn Right onto Old Frederick Rd

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6.3

16

Turn Right into small gravel parking lot just before the Loys Station Covered Bridge. If this area cannot accommodate all of our cars, proceed through the bridge, there is another parking area on the right on the other side of the creek. We'll take a brief photo stop.

0.3

6.6

17

Proceed through the covered bridge on Old Frederick Rd

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6.7

18

Just past the intersection with Eaton Rd the road turns right. Proceed to the Stop sign ahead at the intersection with MD Rt 550, Creagerstown Road.

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8.6

19

Turn left onto MD Rt 550

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8.7

20

MD Rt 550 will bear left, but stay straight, following the sign, to re-join Old Frederick Road. You will pass to the right of the house at this intersection.

0.5

9.2

21

Old Frederick Road makes a sharp right turn

0.1

9.3

22

When you pass Links Bridge Road on your left, prepare to turn right

2.1

11.4

23

Turn Right (diagonally) onto Lewistown Road

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11.8

24

Cross a small bridge

1.5

13.3

25

Turn Left at the Stop Sign at the "T" intersection onto Hessong Bridge Road. Get ready. The next turn is just ahead.

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13.6

26

Turn Left onto Utica Road, on the far side of the house on your left.

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13.8

27

Utica Road "zig-zags"

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14.4

28

Slow down after the curve left past the large building and proceed through the Utica Mills Covered Bridge. There are no parking areas on either side of this bridge, so go slowly and enjoy it. We will NOT be stopping.

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14.7

29

Turn Left at the Stop Sign at the "T" intersection onto Old Frederick Road

0.1

14.8

30

Immediately, Turn Right onto Lenhart Road

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14.9

31

Cross a one-lane bridge

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15.4

32

Turn Left at the Stop Sign at the "T" intersection onto Devilbiss Bridge Road

1.0

16.4

33

Cross the bridge over the Monocacy River

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17.0

34

Proceed straight at the Stop sign intersection with Dublin Road

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17.6

35

Proceed straight across at the Traffic Signal intersection with MD Rt 194, Woodsboro Pike. You will now be on Daysville Road

2.1

19.7

36

Daysville Road turns left

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19.8

37

Turn Right on Water Street Road

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19.9

38

Proceed past Stauffer Road on your right

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20.8

39

Water Street Road turns left

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21.1

40

Turn Right to stay on Water Street Road at the intersection with Harp Road on your left

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21.5

41

Proceed straight across at the Stop sign intersection with Old Liberty Road. Continue to the Stop sign and flashing red Traffic Signal ntersection with MD Rt 26, Liberty Road

1.3

22.8

42

Turn Right onto MD Rt 26, Liberty Road

0.1

22.9

43

You will see signs for Kelly Road and Dance Hall Road. CAUTION: Kelly Road comes first, but Turn Left onto Dance Hall Road

0.9

23.8

44

Turn Right at the Stop Sign at the "T" intersection onto Gas House Pike

1.6

25.4

45

Turn Left onto Linganore Road

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25.9

46

Linganore Road turns right at the intersection with Plantation Road

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26.7

47

Just past Plant Road on your left, cross the bridge over Linganore Creek

1.5

28.2

48

Cross over I-70 / US 40

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28.6

49

Turn Left at the Stop sign intersection with MD144, Old National Pike and immediately move into the right lane. CAUTION: this is a busy intersection and the traffic is moving at speed.

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29.1

50

Turn Right onto Bartonsville Road

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29.2

51

Continue on Bartonsville Road as it turns left at the intersection with River Oaks Terrace

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29.5

52

Pass Mains Lane on your left

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30.1

53

Turn Right onto Camelot Court. If you get to Boone Ave, you've gone too far.

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30.4

54

Turn Right at the 2nd driveway into the Stalesen's

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30.5

55

Park as directed and enjoy the picnic!