Mohican's Covered Bridge is an icon of the natural areas in my parts. And as many times I have been there in the last 6 years, it always offers something new.
But the real story of Mohican revolves around the water. Water that trickles through the sandstone and forms rivulets coursing down to the river. Water that nourishes spring wild flowers and fruit along the riverine corridor.
Flowering Raspberries grow near the covered bridge, enlarged, soft purple flowers that far surpass the beauty of most members of the Rubus family.
The water flows cold and free.
The fish are (almost) fearless.
And hemlock line the trails, giving shade to the hikers and creating habitat for Winter Wrens.