Welcome to Maine’s most beautiful mountain village, Bethel. Nestled at the base of Paradise Hill alongside the Adroscoggin River and only 5 miles from the Sunday River Ski Resort, Bethel is the perfect destination for year-round adventure. This is a one-of a kind destination offering not only the finest alpine skiing in the East but top-notch outdoor recreation throughout the seasons. Browse the small, walkable downtown area, relax and unwind at a spa, catch a classical movie at The Gem, or enjoy a night on the town with restaurants and live music to suit all. For more evening entertainment, head a little further out of town to nearby Oxford for a fun night of gaming at the Oxford Casino or enjoy stand-up comedy, Broadway Plays and New Orleans Jazz at The Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Maine's Most Enchanting Summer Theatre since 1936! Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains in the nearby town of Brownfield, The Stone Mountain Arts Center is a beautiful timber frame music hall offering dramatic performances of every kind.
Sunshine and Soft Cord Snow
An abundant snowfall makes Sunday River one the most popular winter sports areas in Maine. Enjoy some of the best alpine skiing on over 870 acres of developed trails and glades, with a great mix of beginner and advanced terrain, six terrain parks with 33 features, the longest pipe in the east and a great park for beginners. Traverse for miles on groomed trails through our mountain ranges, snowshoe in the White Mountain National Forest or experience the ultimate in adventure on a snowmobiling or dog-sledding trip. Bethel has 55km of groomed skate trails for cross country skiing through diverse terrain with spectacular views of the Mahoosuc Mountain Range and the Androscoggin River Valley or lace up your skates for great fun at the ice rink. Ride the Chondola up to North Peak for beautiful views, relax next to a warm fire or thaw out your bones in a hot tub. Stunning sunshine days and memory making moments await you.
A Summer Playground
As the snow melts and the skies warm, Bethel and Sunday River continue to offer endless activities for the whole family. Explore the areas scenic terrain hiking through Sunday River’s eight peaks and base area, cooling off in swim holes along the way. Canoe or Kayak the Magalloway River and Umbagog Lake National Wildlife Refuge or quietly experience excellent fly fishing on the Adroscoggin River or in a private stocked trout pond. For more fun-filled adventures, explore the foothills of the White Mountain National Forest on horseback or head out for an exhilarating white water rafting experience.
The Sunday River Resort remains open during the summer months offering loads of fun filled family activities. The Sunday River Bike Park is every downhill rider’s dream playground, with 25 trails covering the North Peak and South Ridge Areas of the resort. Fly through the air and wooded hills on a Zipline tour, jump into the sky on the Bungee Trampoline or test your strength on the outdoor climbing wall. Golfers can experience a true mountain course with a challenging 18 holes at the Sunday River Golf Club. Be sure to check out the local calendar for fun events and festivals.
Bethel and Sunday River offers hours of year-round fun and adventure for everyone.