The Western Maine mountains are the ultimate summer playground with endless opportunities to explore the outdoors. From the peaks of the Mahoosuc Range to the winding bends of the Androscoggin River, Sunday River is the perfect base camp to launch into your next adventure.
6 Easy Hikes Under 2 Miles Near Bethel
Not everyone has time for a 30-mile overnighter or even a 2000-footer. Quick and easy hikes are sometimes the perfect way to get into the wild for well-deserved forest bathing. These six easy hikes are all under 2 miles and the perfect way to escape in a time crunch.
Pack Up the Pups
Adventures are always more fun with your furry friend, but did you know that you can explore the mountains of Western Maine with his tail wagging by your side? Here’s your guide to a fun-filled trip with you and your canine companion, including rides on the Chondola.
4 Mountain Bike Trails to Check Out Around Bethel
With the addition of several new trail systems, more and more are dusting off their old biking skills to give cross-country biking a try here in Western Maine. There are trails available for all abilities. Here is a break down of four free biking trail systems in and around Bethel.
Area Swimming Holes
Make a Splash
Looking for a place to cool off? The region surrounding Sunday River is ripe with swimming holes where the water is crystal clear and cold as can be, but completely refreshing on a sweltering summer day.
Maine's most beautiful mountain course for newbies
Beginner's Guide to the Sunday River Golf Club
Even for a non-golfer, the Sunday River Golf Club offers a beautiful clubhouse with a restaurant and deck, stunning mountain views, and a fairly exciting ride in the cart with twisting turns and steep hills throughout the course. But it's way better when you get the hang of hitting the links yourself.
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Whether you reach new heights with a scenic lift ride, take in the views in Grafton Notch, or hit the golf course, Sunday River, Bethel Village, and the lakes, rivers, trails, and mountains surrounding us have serious adventure potential.
Last but not least, you can't forget to eat. From on-mountain dining to a variety of options in the Bethel region, you certainly won't go hungry.