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Biking


 

The fun doesn't end at Sunday River Ski Resort when the snow melts--it just switches gears! Sunday River's Adventure Center features the Mountain Bike Park, with more than 60 miles of legendary lift-serviced terrain. Plus, a new skate park, climbing wall and new this year, mountainboarding! It's all yours for just $99 when you get a season pass before the Fourth of July!

At the end of Chandler Hill Road where the Moose Lodge is located, we have found miles and miles of logging trails, great for mountain biking or four wheeling.

Tour miles of rural back roads and try mountain biking on some of the region's National Forest roads.

Bike and mountain bike rentals as well as helmets are available at the Sunday River Mountain Bike Park and at the Bethel Inn & Country Club at 207-824-2175, and at Bethel Outdoor Adventure at 800-533-3607.

  • Bethel Outdoor Adventure
    Bicycle, canoe, & kayak rentals, shuttle service, maps, instruction, guided trips, family activities, customized expeditions & more.

    Jeff & Pattie Parsons
    121 Mayville Rd.
    Bethel, ME 04217

    Located on Route 2, next to the Androscoggin River.
    Tel: (207)824-4224, 800-533-3607
    Fax: (207)824-8511
    info@BethelOutdoorAdventure.com
    www.BethelOutdoorAdventure.com

  • Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
    Biking Center including bike rentals and trails for all abilities.
    Canoeing, Kayaking, & Fly Fishing Clinics, Guided Hiking & Walking Trails

    Howie Wemyss
    P.O. Box 300 / Route 16
    Gorham, NH 03581

    Located at the base of Mt. Washington
    Tel: (603) 466-2333
    Fax: (603) 466-3328
    greatgln@mt-washington.com
    www.mt-washington.com

  • Sunday River Mountain Bike Park
    With over 60 miles of challenging terrain, the Bike Park, the 1st in the East to offer lift served mountain biking, features all new novice terrain this summer.

    Les Otten
    P O Box 450
    Bethel, ME 04217

    Located on the Skiway Rd., Newry
    Tel: (207)824-3000
    Fax: (207)824-5110
    www.sundayriver.com

Camping 

Six full service, family owned campgrounds are located in the Bethel area. Call or e-mail for their info.  There are FIVE public camping areas in the White Mountains National Forest. They have well water, garbage collection and toilet facilities. They DO NOT have hookups for water, sewer, electricity or showers.

  • The locations for these sites are: Basin Pond, Cold River, Crocker Pond, Hastings, Wild River

    Prices: $14 - Basin, $12 all others/day.
    Reservations at least 5 days in advance. 1-800-280-2267

All Campgrounds:  

  • are open mid-May to mid-October

  • have sites which are:
    - universally accessible
    - are not plowed in winter
    - do not have water in cold weather

  • Bethel Outdoor Adventure
    Riverside campground, RV, trailer & tents; pull through sites, water & electric, cable & phone hookup, store, ice, dump station, group area & playground, fishing & canoe rentals

    Jeff & Pattie Parsons
    121 Mayville Rd.
    Bethel, ME 04217

    Located next to the Androscoggin River on Route 2, Bethel
    Tel: 800-533-3607, (207)824-4224
    Fax: (207)824-8511
    info@BethelOutdoorAdventure.com
    www.BethelOutdoorAdventure.com

  • Bull Moose Campground & Lodging
    Private tent & camp sites, lodging, country store, canoe rentals, hot showers. Across the street from Umbagog Lake on Route 26 in Cambridge, NH.

    Kimberly Demers
    PO Box 245
    Errol, NH 03579

    Located just 10 miles north of Grafton Notch State Park (which has no camping!)
    Tel: (603)482-3856
    Fax: (603)482-9802
    bulmoose@ncia.net

  • Littlefield Beaches
    Full service, lakeside RV park & campground located in the foothills and rich mineral belt of Western Maine. Three connecting lakes offer canoeing, fishing & swimming.

    Robert & Cecile Nason
    RR #1, Box 4300
    Greenwood, ME 04255
    Tel: (207)875-3290

  • Papoose Pond Resort/Campground
    1000 acres for camping, rental trailers & cottages with a 1/2 mile beach. Also trading post, bike & canoe rentals & more

    Bill Strauss
    RR 1 Box 2480
    North Waterford, ME 04267

    Located on Route 118
    Tel: (207)583-4470
    Fax: (207)583-6934
    thepond@papoosepondresort.com
    www.papoosepondresort.com

  • Pleasant River Campground
    Close to Sunday River Ski Resort. Wooded sites, 20/30,50 amp service. Clean restrooms, pool, playground, volleyball, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, biking & hiking trails

    Michael Mador
    P.O. Box 92
    West Bethel, ME 04286

    Located on Route 2 - 800 W. Bethel Rd.
    (207) 836-2000
    (207) 836-2058

  • Stony Brook Recreation
    Family camping with tent and RV sites; featuring swimming pool, rec room, playground, mini golf, shuffle board, camp store and more. Open year round.

    Bruce & Shirley Powell
    42 Powell Place
    Hanover, ME 04237
    Tel: (207)824-2836, 888-439-5625 x0604
    Fax: (207)824-6898
    camping@stonybrookrec.com

 Golf 

Overlooking the White Mountains in the village of Bethel, is one of Maine's finest 18-hole layouts. Actually, the course at the Bethel Inn and Country Club was ranked in the top ten resort courses in the Northeast by "American's Greatest Golf Resorts."

  • Bethel Inn & Country Club
    18 hole championship golf course, designed by Geoffrey Cornish. Home of the NEPGA Fall Festival Pro- Am and The Guaranteed Performance School of Golf.

    Jason Hurd
    P O Box 49
    Bethel, ME 04217

    Tel: (207) 824-6276 or 824-2175
    Fax: (207) 824-2233
    info@bethelinn.com
    www.bethelinn.com

 Hiking

The Moose Lodge is less than 25 minutes from Grafton Notch State Park and the Appalachian Trail.  Dozens of mountains and hills for beginner, intermediate and advanced hikers including Table Rock, Old Speck Mountain, and Mount Will.

Mt. Will Trail - from Rt 2 East of Bethel,  it ascends to open ledges with views of the Androscoggin Valley and across the river to Farwell Mt. in East Bethel.  Sunday River and Bear River Valley are also visible from this short hike.

Table Rock Overlook - originates at parking area in Grafton Notch State Park, Rt 26 North of Bethel.  A 1.5 mile trail provides you with a spectacular panorama of Old Speck Mountain and north and south vistas of the State Park.

Eye Brow Loop & Cascade Falls - possibly the most spectacular waterfall side picnic spot.  It is recommended to take a backpack lunch as it is a moderately demanding climb and you can continue to Old Speck Mtn and to Speck Pond.

  • Bethel Outdoor Adventure
    Canoe, kayak & bicycle rentals, shuttle service, maps, instruction, guided trips, family activities, customized expeditions & more.

    Jeff & Pattie Parsons
    121 Mayville Rd.
    Bethel, ME 04217

    Located next to the Androscoggin River on Route 2, Bethel
    Tel: (800)533-3607 or (207)824-4224
    Fax: (207)824-8511
    info@BethelOutdoorAdventure.com
    www.BethelOutdoorAdventure.com
  • Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
    Biking Center, Canoeing, Kayaking, & Fly Fishing Clinics, Guided Hiking & Walking Trails

    Howie Wemyss
    PO Box 300 / Route 16
    Gorham, NH 03581

    Located at the base of Mt. Washington.
    Tel: (603)466-2333
    Fax: (603) 466-3328
    greatgln@mt-washington.com
    www.mt-washington.com
  • Mountain Ranger Guide Service
    A comprehensive guide service dedicated to providing quality personalized 4-season outdoor adventures including, but not limited to the following: hunting & fishing -- all types, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, naturalist treks, and family vacations. We make CUSTOM HAND-CRAFTED HIGH-PERFORMANCE MAHOGANY KAYAKS AND PADDLES.

    Sandy MacGregor
    1094 Route 2
    Rumford, ME 04276
    Tel: (207) 364-2506

    abmacg@megalink.net
    www.mountainranger.com
  • North American Whitewater
    Your Four Season Adventure Connection.
    Whitewater rafting & kayaking, tour/flatwater kayaking, canoeing, hiking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, snowshoeing. Full, half-day & overnight trips. Mild or wild for all ages.

    We raft in four states (May-October) -- call for free catalog for ME, MA, CT, VT.

    The Indoor Outdoor Center features year-round lodging at the Outpost Bed & Breakfast Lodge, and a full service outfitter shop that supports your four season outdoor adventures.

    Elizabeth Mallen
    Route 201, PO Box 64
    West Forks, ME 04985
    Tel: 800-RAPIDS-9 (800-727-4379)
    Fax: (207)663-9230
    adventure@wtvl.net
    www.nawhitewater.com
  • Rapid River Fly Fishing
    Comprehensive fly fishing instruction and guided trips.

    Aldro French
    P.O. Box 404
    Andover, ME 04216

    (Located at Middle Dam)
    Tel: (800) 346-4435 or (207)392-3333
    Fax: (207)392-1110
    info@rapidriverflyfishing.com
    www.rapidriverflyfishing.com
  • Songo Pond Gems & Mine
    Mineral specimens & gems. The mine is open to the public but please call ahead for reservations.

    Jan Neal Brownstein
    P O Box 864
    Bethel, ME 04217

    Located on South Shore Road, off of Route 5 at the south end of Songo Pond, Albany
    Tel: (207) 824-3898
  • Sun Valley Sports
    4 Season Guide Service
    ATV's - Canoe/Kayak - Fishing - Youth Group Programs - Moose and Wildlife Safaris - Snowmobile Rentals - Nonresident snowmobile and fishing licenses sold.
    Open 7 days a week.

    Rocky Freda
    129 Sunday River Rd.
    Bethel, ME 04217
    Tel: (207)824-7533 or 877-851-7533
    Fax: (207)824-7533, call 1st
    svs@megalink.net
    www.bethelmaine.com/sunvalley
  • Telemark Inn Llama Treks
    Featured in the Best Places to Stay in New England. Offering llama trekking, canoe trips, hiking-mountain biking, retreats in spring/summer/fall and XC skiing, snowshoeing, skijoring, ice skating and sleigh rides in winter.

    Steve Crone
    RFD 2, Box 800
    Bethel, ME 04217
    Tel: (207)836-2703

    telemark@nxi.com
    www.TelemarkInn.com
  • Winter Journeys
    Dog sled adventures, catering to your needs and desires.

    Liz Como/Andy Chakoumakos
    RR2, Box 1105
    Lovell, ME 04051
    Tel: (207)928-2026
    sleddogs@landmarknet.net
 Horseback Riding

  • Deepwood Farm
    Horse-back riding programs & lessons for beginners or advanced riders. 3 day & 5 day camp programs available

    Wyatt & DiAnne Ward
    84 Parsonage Hill Rd.
    Albany Twp., ME 04217
    Tel: (207)824-2595

 

 


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