Founded in 1793,
Covington was originally named Fort Rowdy because of General “Mad” Anthony Wayne’s rowdy troops. The Stillwater River, a state designated Scenic River, runs through the western portion of the town and is the perfect location for the annual Fort Rowdy Gathering.
Covington is proud of its great and growing business community, shops, and restaurants. Check out the many downtown retailers that call Covington home including Pacific Coast Surf Styles and Elias Oliver Boutique. Stop by Glacier View Coffee to get your day started with a variety of coffee shop favorites. Enjoy a doggone good meal at Boscoe’s Place or, try an adventurous meal of wild game at Buffalo Jacks. Just a short drive out of town, is Bradford’s Twenty One Barrels Cidery and Winery. Offering a variety of local made in house wines and ciders, Twenty One Barrels has become a regional favorite since their opening.
There are many wonderful outdoor things to see and do in Covington. Go canoeing or fishing on the Stillwater River. Take a stroll through the majestic scenery of historic Greenville Falls while listening to the 20-foot cascading waterfall. Hike the trail pass through the fields, woodlands, marshy habitats and shrub lands of the Stillwater Prairie Reserve. Walk the suspension bridge over the Stillwater River connecting Stillwater Prairie Reserve and Maple Ridge.
Enjoy a family get-together at the Covington Community Park. Coming soon to Covington is the much anticipated Schoolhouse Park. Currently in development, phase one will be finished in Spring of 2023 with new features including an amphitheater, main pavilion, restrooms, and splash pad!
Covington encourages its residents and visitors to enjoy the festivals and events it offers, so the community can come together to celebrate its history and tradition and art and music. From the Fort Rowdy Gathering on Labor Day Weekend to the Covington Hometown Christmas at the holidays, there is something here for everyone!