Several times as we have traveled up and down Interstate 91 through Massachusetts we have thought about stopping to see the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls. Usually we are driving the big motorhome or just don’t have the time. But this time we were driving the car and had the time so decided to take the exit and go see it. We were glad we did.
The little New England town of Shelburne Falls is pretty enough as it is. At the end of the main street is a cool bridge, but that is not the Bridge of Flowers.
Once we crossed the first bridge we came to the Bridge of Flowers.
This 400 foot, 5 arch concrete span was built in 1908 as a trolley bridge across the Deerfield River. The trolley is gone now and in 1929 the bridge was transformed into a pedestrian bridge lined with flowers.
There is no admission fee, however donations are accepted. Local volunteers keep it planted and tended. And they do an excellent job! 500 varieties of annuals and perennials ensure continual blooms all season.
The view is beautiful from the bridge too!
Definitely worth a stop! And we will come back.
- Admission: free (donation)