Testing out a Wiggly Bridge

Today’s post is going to be about a quaint little suspension bridge. You may be thinking, wow she ran out of ideas! No no. Actually, I have a handful of charming destinations to share from our coastal Maine road trip last September, this being one of them.

As you may know, my fiancé and I explored the southern coast of Maine in celebration of my 23rd birthday. Our first destination was York, home of the Cape Neddick Lighthouse. However, on our drive to the lighthouse, we came across this local attraction called the Wiggly Bridge, which leads into Steedman Woods Nature Reserve.

The following are some little details from our short, pleasant walk across the bridge!

Steedman Woods Nature Reserve Sign, York, MaineView at Wiggly Bridge, York, Maine

We arrived at low-tide, but apparently the water can rise as high as the walkway itself.

Walking the Wiggly Bridge in York, Maine / Simply Lovebirds

Here’s what we’ve all been waiting for—the Wiggly Bridge—a green suspension bridge.

Dan at the Wiggly Bridge in York, Maine

As you can see, it is small and for pedestrians only. You can even see the bridge from the main road.

Walking the Wiggly Bridge in York, Maine / Simply Lovebirds

Now for the moment of truth, was the bridge wiggly? . . . Indeed, it was! The bridge gave just enough wiggle, yet felt stable enough to not be considered a wobble. Do you get what I mean? Even if you don’t, we’re just talking about a small bridge here.

Boats on the water at Wiggly Bridge

Even at low tide, the views were pretty nice.

Map of Steedman Woods Nature Reserve

As you can see, the trail at Steedman Woods is short (about 15 minutes total) and had a view of the water.

View from Steedman Woods, York, MaineKim and Dan at the Wiggly Bridge, York, Maine

A little over a mile later, and we are back at the bridge.

The Wiggly Bridge in York, Maine / Simply Lovebirds

Overall, the bridge was a bit underwhelming for us. We had even heard a young couple our age walk by and whisper, is this it? But, we saw a few families really enjoy this free outdoorsy attraction and people joyfully kayaking back and forth so to each their own. Life on the coast of Maine is pretty slow paced and meant for relaxation, so what did you expect?

For younger couples like us, we would suggest prioritizing a trip to the neighboring Cape Neddick Lighthouse first. Afterwards, you can eat and shop at downtown York, which I have deemed one of my favorite coastal towns now!

The Wiggly Bridge is best for visitors who need a break from the nearby beach, roadtrippers who have an hour to spare or locals who need a breath of fresh air. There are a few parallel parking spots on the street just across from the entrance. Just be careful where you park because you may get ticketed!

 

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A Guide on What to Expect at the Wiggly Bridge in York (Southern Maine) / Simply Lovebirds A Guide on What to Expect at the Wiggly Bridge in York (Southern Maine) / Simply Lovebirds

31 Comments

  1. October 12, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Funny how the bridge is literally known as the “Wiggly Bridge”. Bummer it was a bit underwhelming for you guys, but sometimes free attractions/things aren’t the greatest. At least you and Dan still had a great time, it seems like it! Maybe if the water wasn’t low, it would’ve been more enjoyable?

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  2. October 12, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    I love suspension bridges, and this one is very cute! It definitely looks like a peaceful place to explore!

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    • October 17, 2017 / 10:28 pm

      You couldn’t have said it better! Thanks Mercy!

  3. October 13, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    I’ve never walked across a suspension bridge before, but would like to! It does look small, even from the pictures, though I think it would make an excellent backdrop for composing photographs of people! Looks like a nice little trip, though!

  4. October 14, 2017 / 1:24 am

    I still think the bridge is neat looking, even if it was underwhelming. The views are nice, as usual. You always visit the coolest places. 🙂

  5. October 14, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I love the name of the bridge!! It’s a cute bridge for a wiggly bridge. Sad that it was underwhelming. It’s still super cute
    xo
    S
    Grey Canvas

  6. October 15, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Oh man, I know I would be scared to go on that wiggly bridge! At least if it does fall, it’s not too far from the water. I’m more worried about falling on rocks if anything XD. Glad you two had a great time out there. Haha, this somewhat reminds me of people trying to cross bridges made of glass. That’s definitely your next adventure XD XD. Just kidding, I am already scared of heights as it is so this would be a no-go for me!

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  7. October 15, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Looks like you guys still had a great time despite it being a little underwhelming. Keep exploring and having fun! Can’t wait to see what you get up to next!
    Lottie (wearsomethingblack.co.uk) xx

  8. October 16, 2017 / 2:21 am

    Even though it may have been underwhelming, the photos are gorgeous!! Great post as usual, I love all of your destination reviews 🙂 x

    maria

    • October 17, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Maria! That means a lot.

    • October 17, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Right? Wiggly is a fun name. Thanks Layla! Hope you have a great week!

    • October 17, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thanks Quinn!

    • October 17, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thanks Nina! You too!

  9. October 16, 2017 / 7:24 am

    This place seems so picturesque and that bridge is just lovely. The name and the appearance of the bridge are the cutest!

    • October 17, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      True, I had never visited a bridge like this! Thanks for the comment, girlie!

  10. Amy Arnold
    October 16, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Looks like a fun place to explore!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • October 17, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Thanks Amy! Definitely was a quaint place.

  11. October 16, 2017 / 10:05 am

    So unfortunate that it was underwhelming but it still looks like a beautiful place. So I’m sure it was still worth it.

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    • October 17, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Yeah… We still love walks, especially together!

  12. October 17, 2017 / 9:24 am

    did you get a parking ticket? 🙁

    • October 17, 2017 / 10:04 pm

      HAH! What a funny question! Luckily, I didn’t but loads of people were complaining about being ticketed on TripAdvisor so I thought it’d be worth mentioning 😀

  13. October 19, 2017 / 6:25 am

    I can see myself taking a lot of selfies in here. It will be nice to have a good talk with a loved one while walking on a sunny day there. You two are adorable.

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