|Scenic Chairlift Rides
With the wispy clouds overhead and a cool breeze at your back, the
mountains of western Maine are a great place to enjoy the summer. A
scenic chairlift ride at Sunday
River Ski Resort is a fantastic way to take in the majestic views
of the Mahoosuc Mountains. Relax as the chairlift takes you both up
and down the mountain. Scenic chairlift rides are available weekends
only from Memorial Day though July 4th weekend, and then daily though
Columbus Day. Tickets can be purchased at the Sunday River Adventure
Center. Call (207)-824-3000 for details.
& Cultural Opportunities
Bethel Historical Society
A regional history center with two side-by-side
facilities featuring the O'Neil Robinson House with changing
exhibits and the Dr. Moses Mason period house museum. Also, included
-- research library; museum shop; collections relating to western
Maine & the White Mountain region; lectures; special events.
P O Box 12
Bethel, ME 4217
Located on Broad Street on the common.
Tel: (207)824-2908 & 800-824-2910
- Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center
"One of Maine's Hidden Treasures"
A 300 seat rustic-style theatre nestled among rose hemlocks,
Deertrees is a non-profit performing arts center presenting an
eclectic offering of theater, music, dance and children's shows.
P.O. Box 577
Harrison, ME 04040
About a 30 minute drive from Bethel.
- Mahoosuc Arts Council
Presents programs in the arts and humanities in the
schools and communities of the greater Bethel area.
P O Box 534
Bethel, ME 04217-0534
Tel: (207) 824-3575
Fax: (207) 824-2926
State Parks and National Forests
Areas and Gardens
Areas and Gardens
A variety of birds and small wildlife can be observed as you walk on the
many wooded and waterfront trails and around the Bethel Area. The
Androscoggin River Trail, accessed from Rt. 2 behind the River View Motel
or the State Picnic Area, is an excellent example of this. Moose sightings
are frequent and can be nearly guaranteed by driving through Grafton Notch
State Park and north to Errol, NH at either dawn or dusk hours. The Patte
Brook Marsh area of the White Mountain National Forest is also a popular
moose sighting area during those above hours.
The McLaughlin Garden and Horticultural Center, is located at 101 Main St.
S. Paris. In 1936 Bernard McLaughlin began to create what would become one
of Maine's most beloved gardens and arboretums. The historic perennial
garden on Route 26 in South Paris, features mature collections of Maine
wildflowers, hostas, daylilies, phlox, sempervivums, and over 98 cultivars
of lilac beneath a varied canopy of flowering, deciduous and coniferous
trees. The two acre garden is under the stewardship of a nonprofit
organization formed to preserve the historic home, barn and garden for
Maine and Maine's visitors. Open May-October Dawn to Dusk. Free admission.
- Beech Hill Farm &
Visit Beech Hill and take a hayride with the
buffalo! We are also a trading post selling gourmet bison meat, plus
many other products.
Paul & Marcia Hersey
P.O. Box 155
North Waterford, ME 04267
Located at 630 Valley Road/Route 35 - just up the hill (south) from
Tel: (207) 583-2515
Fax: (207) 583-9033
- Mountain Ranger Guide Service
Our guests ride in the comfort of our van while
Sandy MacGregor--Registered Master Maine Guide--brings them to the
habitat most likely to be inhabited by moose. While we can't
guarantee the moose will be there, we can guarantee that Sandy will
enrich your tour with detailed natural history of the Western Maine
Mountains--the natural ecosystem and watershed, how mankind has
affected this delicate balance, what we are doing to restore and
Moose tours are $35 for a party of up to 7, usually lasting minimum
of 4 hours.
Evening tours usually provide more moose for your viewing and
Bring cameras, video, binoculars.
A comprehensive guide service dedicated to providing quality
personalized 4-season outdoor adventures.
1094 Route 2
Rumford, ME 04276
Tel: (207) 364-2506
- Northern Waters Canoe & Kayak
At Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge --see
wildlife and beautiful natural scenery.
Guided pontoon boat wildlife cruises, guided kayak tours, canoe or
kayak rentals, whitewater rafting, kayak school
At the bridge in Errol, NH
Office at Saco Bound, Conway, NH
- Sun Valley Sports
Off-road 4x4 Moose and Wildlife Safaris - Ecosystem
See wildlife and how the forests of Maine are managed.
Open 7 days a week.
All of our guides are professional registered Maine Guides, so you
can be assured of a safe and memorable experience. Minimum of 4
people, maximum 6 people.
Trips are offered by reservations only.
Cost: $30 per person, families, depending how many children, we give
Time: Evening, approx. 5 - 9 PM
129 Sunday River Road
Bethel, ME 04217
Tel: (207)824-7533 or 877-851-7533
Fax: (207)824-7533, call 1st