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. Here 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

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