With fall foliage on the not-so-distant horizon, there’s never been a better time to start planning your colourful autumn adventures. If you’re looking to elevate your day trips this year then you need to check out Ontario’s Menesetung Bridge. The wooden structure towers over a scenic river and is surrounded by deeply wooded areas that are mesmerizing when the leaves start to change. 

Located roughly three hours from Toronto in the charming town of Goderich, Ontario, this 700-foot-long rail bridge was the longest of its kind in the province when it was first constructed in 1906.

According to a post on the bridge’s website, it was set to be torn down in 1989 but was salvaged by a group of citizens who still maintain it and the surrounding trails today. 

That group worked to transform the former train crossing into a stunning walking area for you to enjoy.

In addition to the beautiful riverscape, you can also soak in views of the nearby harbour from here.

Travellers can also explore The Tiger Dunlop Trail while they’re here. 

So if peaceful walks surrounded by red and yellow leaves are just what you need, be sure to hit up this scenic location.

Along your walk, you can expect to see all kinds of historic sights including a salt mine, the Tiger Dunlop tomb, the Goderich Harbour, and so much more.

If you think footbridges are as romantic and charming as we do, then you’ll be happy to know there are quite a few others in Ontario that offer fall views.

That includes this trestle bridge surrounded by forests.

Menesetung Bridge

Price: Free

Address: Goderich, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take your peaceful fall walks to new heights at this historic bridge in Ontario.


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