Welcome to Bethel, Maine's Most Beautiful Mountain Village, and to this enchanting area. Our region has a 200 year history of hospitality, fueled by its incredible natural beauty, endless opportunities for recreation in all four seasons, and its extraordinary cultural traditions. Life is safe and peaceful here. You will see the stars and enjoy nature. There is a unique sophistication here too, with an abundant choice of entrepreneurial boutiques, over two dozen restaurants offering everything from sushi and lobster to wood-fired pizza and burgers, and nearly fifty lodging places to choose from!
Whether you are seeking adventure and excitement or a lazy day in a rocking chair, you'll find the perfect vacation in Bethel.
Active adventurers will find …
- world-class fly fishing on the Androscoggin River
- canoeing & kayaking on our spectacular lakes and rivers
- dozens of trails to walk and hike
- bicycling on a variety of terrain, loops and trails
- and ATV rentals and guided trips
Our winter season offers …
- some of the best alpine and Nordic skiing in New England
- wilderness dogsledding experience
- snowmobiling rentals & trips
- and snow-shoeing galore!
For those seeking a more restful vacation, we offer wildlife watching & scenic driving loops past covered bridges & waterfalls. Enjoy a massage…have a manicure or pedicure…treat yourself to a facial. Experiment with alternative therapies and healing techniques. Take a leisurely walk through our National Historic District, or enjoy one of our outdoor concerts on the Village Common gazebo. Enjoy a quiet lunch or cup of gourmet coffee.
Enjoy the slower pace of this place. By the end of your vacation, you'll feel rested. In fact, you may not want to leave!
Click here for the official Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce site.