There are 31 covered bridges but I only saw one. I went to Bridgeton Mill in Bridgeton, Indiana. The town was shut down, looks like Sunday is not the day to go. The Bridge is beautiful and I learned that there is a working mill in Maryland. Also, when the Mill was purchased in 1995, it was in sad shape. The mill part of the foundation had collapsed. It took 3 years to save the building but 4 years to get the mill operational because the dam was in such bad shape and the mill pond had trees growing in it and it was full of dirt. Falling water spins the grist mill wheel for power, hence the dam. There is a snack shop and in a separate building you will find carving and pottery demonstrations, as well as arts and crafts.
Grist mill restored. Stone grinding is slow and gentle, thus the product retains 100% of its flavor and nutrition. The mill and bridge are free of charge.
I decided that what I really needed was ice cream and headed for Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum in Columbia, IN. Yes, it was a distance away but actually it would not be far from where I was staying.
Three brothers from Greece opened the candy store in 1900. By 1911 guests could enjoy music from a Welte organ and home made ice cream and soda from two soda fountains.
After having my ice cream soda and looking around, I walked a little in the town but almost everything was closed. This part of town is very artsy.