Bethel, Maine, one of the most beautiful four-season villages in all of New England, is most commonly known as the nearby village for Sunday River Ski Resort. There are many activities to do year-round that are fun for all ages.
Sunday River is one of the largest ski resorts in the East, with 8 interconnecting mountain peaks, spanning 3 miles across. Home of the only Chondola in North America (that's chairlift meets gondola), Sunday River offers the most dependable snow in New England, thanks to its advanced snowmaking system and committed mountain operations team. During the warmer months, the mountain opens up for mountain biking. There is also geocaching, hiking, golfing, Chondola rides, and much more to do all summer long. For more information, visit sundayriver.com.
From golfing to hiking, kayaking to fishing, Bethel is home to some of the world's best outdoor activities. The Androscoggin River is the most well known spot for water adventures, but there are hundreds of rivers, ponds, and lakes in Western Maine. Need to cool off? There are several swimming spots nearby that range from shallow pools to waterfalls. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen including moose, deer, and bald eagles.
Even when it rains, there is still plenty to do in the Bethel area. Bethel's Main Street is home to several shops and services. Bethel is located 50 minutes from North Conway's outlet malls inNew Hampshire and just over an hour away from Freeport's outlet stores on the coast of Maine.