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Bethel NORTH AMERICA’S #1 SKI TOWN

MAINE’S MOST BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

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“A world-class meteorite collection is among the highlights…” -The New York Times “Put this on your ‘museums to visit’ list before you die!” -Boston Globe

O U T o f T H I S WO R L D! M a i n e’s Pre m i e r S c i e n c e M u s e u m Minerals Meteori tes Gems

99 Main Street | Bethel, Maine 04217

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I N S I D E Getting here.......................... 5 Feel like a local................... 6-7 Unspoiled authenticity....... 8-9 Gems and minerals.............. 10 Shop local............................ 11 Dining............................. 12-13 Out on the Town.................. 15 Furry friends........................ 16 Golf...................................... 17 Weddings....................... 18-19 On the water.................. 20-21 Winter is fun................... 22-25 Summer adventure......... 26-27 Hiking............................. 28-29 Cycling............................ 30-31 Road trips....................... 32-33 Come to stay....................... 34 Events calendar.............. 36-39 Dining charts ................. 40-41 Lodging charts ............... 42-44 Campground charts ............ 45

BUSINESS DIRECTORY Where to stay................. 46-48 Where to eat.................. 49-52 What to do..................... 53-55 Where to shop................ 56-57 Area services.................. 58-65

PHOTO CREDITS: Carol Savage Photography, Craig Angevine Yeah Bud! Photography, M. Dirk MacKnight, Andree Kehn, Kirk EricksonMainescape Media, The Bethel Inn Resort, Sunday River Resort, Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, ELC Outdoors, Jessie Perkins, Gabe Perkins, Jacob Burgess, Robin Zinchuk, Deanne Bodemer, Bethel Bicycle, Kristen Seib, Jim Reuter, Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, Wedding Flowers by Janet Black AIFD, Milt Inman, Norm Greenberg

Visit the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center at 8 Station Place, Bethel, ME, for maps, info, and friendly advice about the region.

Official 2020 Visitors’ Guide of the Bethel area. Produced by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1247, Bethel, ME 04217 207-824-2282 or info@bethelmaine.com 4

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getting here BY CAR: From the south, follow I-95 to Exit 63, then Rt. 26 north approximately 50 miles to Bethel. Bethel is located prominently at the intersection of state highways 26, 2, and 5.

BY AIR: Commercial flights are available to Portland, Maine (PWM; 90 minute drive), Manchester, NH (MHT; 2.5 hour drive), or Boston, MA (BOS; 3.5 hour drive or bus & train service will get you as far as Portland). From Portland, car rental or private shuttle service is available. (see page 65) The Bethel Regional Airport offers a 3,818’ runway where visual flight rules apply. Tie-downs, hangar storage, and self-serve fuel are available. FMI: (207) 512-5552, bethelregionalairport.com.

Electric car charging stations are available at the following locations: „Behind the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce office

„Maine Mineral & Gem Museum: 99 Main Street, Bethel ME

„Stony Brook Recreation: 3036 Main Street (Route 2), Hanover, ME

„The Gem Theater: 8 Station Place, Bethel, ME

„Mount Abram: 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood, ME

„Sunday River Resort: Lot 3 outside South Ridge Welcome Center, 15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME

DRIVE TIMES Portland, ME................... 1 ½ hours

See center for village and area maps

Bangor, ME..................... 2 ¾ hours Bar Harbor/Acadia NP, ME... 4 hours

Burlington

Bar Harbor

North Conway, NH...............1 hour Portsmouth, NH................. 2 hours Boston, MA..................... 3 ½ hours Providence, RI.................... 4 hours Burlington, VT................. 3 ¼ hours Montreal, QC...................... 4 hours New York City..................... 7 hours 800-442-5826

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Whether you’re visiting for the first or 100th time, here are some of the reasons you might find yourself sticking around longer than you had originally planned. „ A relaxed, mountain-town vibe, „ Top-notch outdoor recreation for all seasons and abilities, „ Hiking, sightseeing, and other natural delights in the nearby White Mountain National Forest, Grafton Notch State Park, and Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge (see pg 29), „ A small but wonderful and walkable downtown, „ Rivers and lakes that are beautiful to behold, and even more fun to play in (see pg 20), „ Surprisingly diverse and excellent restaurants, „ Music, festivals, and cultural events year-round. It’s the place you want to be, even if you haven’t been here yet.

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THE BETHEL AREA:

where you can

feel like a local even if it’s just for a little while Besides being a beautiful, fourseason mountain destination, the Bethel area has a gravity that tends to pull people in. When you get to talking to the locals, you’ll find that many came for one reason—skiing, hiking, a learning experience, an event—and it drew them in to the point where all of a sudden it’s half a lifetime later.

Need to know more? Visit bethelmaine.com or give the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce a call at (800) 442-5826.

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MAIN STREET Main Street is perfect for strolling, for business and pleasure. Locallyowned shops featuring fun, useful, and handmade things for yourself or your friends back home. Find boutiques, home décor, cafés and restaurants, plus groceries, hardware, a post office, banks, lawyers, insurance—all those things that should be on a Main Street. If you stay in one of the several inns in the village, all this good stuff is within walking distance. CHURCH & BROAD STREET NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT Stop by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors’ Center or the Bethel Historical Society for a self-guided walking tour detailing the history of the village’s old homes and buildings. Take a moment to enjoy the treeringed town common—maybe even spy on a wedding, watch a concert on the gazebo, or stop into the 100+ year-old Bethel Inn Resort. World-class preparatory school Gould Academy anchors one end of Church Street with a view that will have you reaching for your camera. A WESTERN MAINE HUB Bethel is the service center for miles and miles of fun to be had. While you’re in the area, you might find yourself in the towns of Newry, Greenwood, Woodstock, Albany Township, Gilead, Hanover, or beyond, each with its own personality.

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unspoiled authenticity For a village map, see the center of this book.

Bethel is the definition of an authentic New England town. The walkable village charms with its tidy, locally-owned shops and gracious homes, and winding roads fan out into the river valleys and into the surrounding farmland and mountains. The town has been cultivated over more than 200 years’ time, but not at all stuck in the past. 800-442-5826

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the magic of Maine

gems and minerals WHERE TO SHOP

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After years of development and amassing worldclass collections, the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum is now open on Main Street in Bethel. Maine has long been known for its high quality and quantity of gorgeous gems, and also has a fascinating history of mining minerals. Quartz, amethyst, aquamarine, and especially tourmaline in a rainbow of colors have attracted visitors for over a century.

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum Store 99 Main Street, Bethel mainemineralmuseum.org

MMGM is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and researching the world’s largest display of outstanding minerals and gems; in many cases locating important specimens that have left Maine and bringing them back. The MMGM also houses the Stifler Collection of Meteorites, which comprises more lunar meteorites than all of the other museums in the world combined, including the five largest pieces of the moon on earth, plus many more pieces from Mars. All of this combines with absolutely top-quality, highly interactive exhibit design to create an experience that the Boston Globe says should be on your “museums to visit before you die” list.

EVENTS

If you’re inspired to see what you can find yourself, dig through buckets of material from area mines at area sluices at Bethel Outdoor Adventure, Maine Mineral Adventures, or Stony Brook Campground.

Maine Mineral Adventures 1148 South Main Street (Rt. 26), Woodstock digmainegems.com

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Sunday River Gems 251 Sunday River Road, Bethel (207) 824-3414 Harvest Gold Gallery 1082 Maine Street (Rt. 5), Center Lovell harvestgoldgallery.com

May 15-17: New England Mineral Conference Grand Summit Hotel, Sunday River Resort. nemineralconference.org July 11-12: 59th Annual Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show Telstar Regional Middle/High School. ocmgassoc.blogspot.com

GEM SLUICES The Sluice at Bethel Outdoor Adventure, 121 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel rocksme.biz

Stony Brook Recreation & Campground, 3036 Main Street (Rt. 2), Hanover, ME stonybrookrec.com


shop local The Bethel area’s entrepreneurial shopkeepers are eager to help you find what you’re looking for—even if you’re not sure what that is, or even if it might be at another store. You won’t find big-box stores, but you will find a unique experience. Shopping for fun? Artists, farmers, potters, jewelers, and craftspeople create and sell their wares in small retail shops, out of their studios, and in gallery settings. Gift shops and clothing stores will easily fill your retail therapy needs. You are guaranteed to find something here that you’ll never find anywhere else. If your needs are more practical, the Bethel area offers everything you need and nothing you don’t. Hardware, groceries (staples and specialties), appliances, home décor, greenhouses, auto parts, and more are readily available. And of course you can find all the gear you’ll need to enjoy western Maine’s great outdoors. bethelmaine.com/where-to-shop see pages 56-57 for listings

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EVENTS Keep your eye out for special events —wine dinners, guest chef events, brewfests and beer tastings, special international

menus,

or

seasonal

themes make for memorable meals. Chef Summit February 1, 2020 | Sunday River Presented by Sunday River and O’Maine Studios, the 5th annual Chef Summit brings 12 top chefs from Maine and New England to the mountains of Sunday River for a spectacular, one-night culinary event. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754

Maine Brew Fest Spring session: March 28, 2020 Fall session: September 11-13, 2020 Sunday River The Maine Brew Fest features beer samplings from as many as 100 Maine craft brews—a delicious way to sample your way through the state all in one place. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754

DiCocoa’s Gentle Dining Saturday nights in winter and summer The incredible culinary team at DiCocoa’s showcases the delicacies of a different country each week. Make reservations early for these special feasts. cafedicocoa.com, (207) 824-5282

Bethel Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff September 19, 2020 Bethel Town Common Local restaurants bring their chowder A-game to the town common during an event that includes a farmer’s market, live music, and craft vendors. bethelharvestfest.com, (207) 824-2282 12

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Are you a regular? Join a mug club at one of the Bethel area’s many pubs. You’ll get your own special mug (some will let you decorate them with your own stickers), deals on every beer you buy, probably a t-shirt, and definitely a better chance that the bartender will know your name the next time you come by.


the Bethel area’s fabulous

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Bethel may be small, but the dining options are anything but. You won’t go hungry with pizza and pubs galore, cafes with great coffee, home-cookin’ diners, local food, fine dining, sushi, Korean, Italian, Chinese, two breweries, and legendary BBQ in a bright orange trailer. Love local? Bethel is surrounded by farms of all kinds, and their wares are popping on menus and store shelves more and more. And being in Maine, there is definitely no shortage of lobster and seafood. Got a crowd to feed or just want to stay in? Gourmet-to-go and catering options are available from several establishments, for all the deliciousness but none of the work. (page 49-52) 800-442-5826

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HOME isn’t just where the heart is. Shared branching

means that “home” is anywhere there is a credit union.

At Oxford FCU you can complete a range of transactions anywhere you go! Credit Unions share their branches so you can access your finances when you are visiting, working, at college, or wherever you might be. There are over 170 Shared Branches in Maine and 5400+ nationwide, with all those shared branches, Oxford FCU is 225 River Road • Mexico

always nearby!

54 Fair Street • Norway 1.800.991.9219

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out on the town River Lanes Bethel’s newest entertainment venue includes 10 lanes of bowling, an arcade, pool, and a full bar and restaurant. riverlanesbethel.com The Gem Theater Three theaters packed with first-run movies plus regular special events with indie films, kid-friendly and other community events, film fests, live music, and more, plus beer, wine, pizza, and organic popcorn with real butter and a buffet of spices. thegemtheater.com The Matterhorn Ski Bar Repeatedly recognized by SKI Magazine and others its awesomeness, the Matterhorn has live music every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday during ski season. Be ready to dance! matterhornskibar.com The Meeting House DJ’s, live music, dance parties…the locals’ and late-night hangout spot. mainemeetinghouse.com The Jolly Drayman Pub at the Briar Lea Inn Frequent live music in a cozy English pub atmosphere. briarleainn.com Shipyard Brew Haus Great bands and entertainment during ski season at Sunday River’s White Cap Lodge. shipyardbrewhaus.com River Haus & Well Located right near the base of Sunday River, River Haus has a great live music venue. riverhaus.me Suds Pub at the Sudbury Inn Legendary Hoot Night open mic on Thursdays, plus live music on Fridays & Saturdays. thesudburyinn.com Sunday River Resort Live music for après ski at lodges & restaurants all over the mountain during ski season. Check out the Foggy Goggle, the bar at the South Ridge Welcome Center. sundayriver.com The Bethel Inn Resort Après and more in the Millbrook Tavern. bethelinn.com Loose Boots Lounge at Mt. Abram Ski Resort Live bands of all kinds throughout ski season. mtabram.com 800-442-5826

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traveling with your

furry friend A family trip isn’t complete without all members of your family, four-legged ones included! Check out the Where to Stay listings on pages 42-45 for recommendations on pet-friendly accommodations, including hotels, motels, inns, and campgrounds willing to welcome your furry friend. Hiking trails for humans and dogs of all abilities are abundant and uncrowded. (see pages 28-29)

A paved pathway leading from Davis

Park along the Androscoggin River is great for evening walks, and dog waste bags are conveniently stationed around the village parks and streets. In summer, dogs will love to swim in area rivers. In winter, pet parents may even take their dogs XC skiing at Carter’s XC Ski Center or Bethel Village Trails. Bethel Animal Hospital is at your service if need be. In addition to medical care, it also offers specialty pet foods and treats, plus quality toys and accessories. bethelanimalhospital.com 16

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two top-notch

golf courses

in a one-of-a-kind mountain setting

The Bethel area is Maine’s best mountain golfing destination, with two beautiful 18-hole courses within a 15-minute drive, each with its own personality. Golf season typically extends from May to October, weather permitting.

The Bethel Inn Resort Golf Course Renowned architect Geoffrey Cornish designed The Bethel Inn Resort’s 6,663yard, par-72 course to take maximum advantage of the mountain vistas and natural beauty of the area. Tree-lined fairways, natural hazards, well-trapped greens, and five tee positions make play challenging for golfers of every ability. Carts are available, but the course is very walkable and walking is encourage to taking maximum advantage of your surroundings. The Guaranteed Performance School of Golf will help you take your game to the next level. bethelinn.com

The Sunday River Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and now under the management of Sunday River Resort, features 18 breathtaking holes that wind through the Maine woods and over dramatic elevation changes in a truly stunning mountainside setting. Overlooking the Sunday River Valley with the Mahoosuc Range towering above, the course follows the natural topography of the landscape while striking the perfect balance between challenge and playability. Facilities include a log-built clubhouse featuring sweeping views, a restaurant and bar, full pro shop, driving range, and putting green. sundayriver.com/golfclub

Jun 22 Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast Bethel Area Chamber Golf Classic Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. bethelmaine.com

Aug 15 Par 3 Party Benefitting The River Fund, a nine-hole shotgun scramble with a great after-party. riverfundmaine.org

Sep 28 Fall Festival Pro-am Golf Tournament A lasting tradition with over $17,000 in prize money & merchandise. bethelinn.com

Jul 24-26 New England Couples Golf Championship The Bethel Inn Resort. The perfect weekend for couples who love the game. Entertainment & great prizes. bethelinn.com

Sep 26 Mt. Abram Ski Club Golf Scramble All abilities welcome. Support the Mt. Abram Ski Club, which provides education and scholarships related to snow sports for the youth in Western Maine. skiclub@mtabram.com

Oct 10 Troy Murphy Ski Fundraiser Golf Tournament 18-hole scramble tournament to benefit the Sunday River Ski and Snowboard Club, which supports the athletes in the Gould Academy Competition Program’s training programs. bethelinn.com

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Events, reunions and gatherings Retreat to the western Maine mountains for your next family get-together or group affair. Consider adding this Visitors’ Guide or our area map to your guests’ welcome bags. Contact the Bethel Area Chamber for advice tailored to your needs.

Choose the Bethel area as your wedding destination and your guests will be talking about your big day for years to come. Couples will appreciate the wow-factor of the mountain scenery, with a wide variety of facilities available to make your day perfect and unique. Guests will love that their trip to Bethel can double as a mini-vacation, with loads of ways to explore the area and lodging for all tastes and budgets. 18

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a place for

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your mountain wedding destination

Your options include a rustic barn, village inns, stunning mountain vacation homes, grand ballrooms, and classic farmhouses. All the services you need are available locally —venues, caterers, photographers, florists, tent and supply rentals, officiants, spas, and salons, even a horse and carriage—and they’re staffed with friendly, helpful folks who want to make your wedding just right. 800-442-5826

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Who’s got the gear? Bethel Outdoor Adventure (207) 824-4224 BethelOutdoorAdventure.com ELC Outdoors (603) 215-0002 elcoutdoors.com Kezar Lake Marina (207) 925-3000 kezarlake.com The Local Hub (207) 875-0011 localhubmaine.com Northern Waters Outfitters (603) 482-3817 beoutside.com Pleasant River Campground (207) 836-2000 pleasantrivercampground.com Sport Thoma Maine (207) 824-2266 sportthomamaine.com

See centerfold map for rivers and access points.

PADDLING—CANOES, KAYAKS, AND SUPS With boat launches accessible every few miles, the Androscoggin River allows you to choose whether to be out for a couple hours or all day long. Canoe and kayak rentals with shuttle service are readily available from Bethel Outdoor Adventure and Pleasant River Campground. Bethel Outdoor Adventure also rents tubes and stand-up paddleboards. Sport Thoma Maine will deliver your preferred paddle-powered boat to your water body of choice – a great option if you’ve got a waterfront vacation rental. Prefer flatwater? The Local Hub in Greenwood is known for its tasty homemade grub, but it also rents kayaks that you can launch into the network of ponds right behind the store. Need instruction? Hire a guide (pg 53), or take a lesson with Sunday River’s L.L. Bean Discovery School. 20

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What’s more refreshing than getting out on the water on a hot summer day? Here’s how to make a splash.

out on the water

WHITEWATER RAFTING Head north to Errol, NH for more paddling options and whitewater rafting with ELC Outdoors or Northern Waters Outfitters. Three classic New England rivers adjacent to the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge within an hour’s drive of Bethel are home to whitewater ranging from mild to wild. Closest to Bethel is the Androscoggin River—as it emerges from Lake Umbagog, it offers an excellent introduction to rafting for first-timers or families. The Magalloway River is a great choice for groups looking for a little more excitement, with myriad twists and turns and near Class III/IV rapids. The Rapid River is a steep, remote, class IV river that connects lower Richardson Lake to Lake Umbagog. Nestled deep in the Maine wilderness, it sees little traffic, making for a unique experience. MOTOR BOATS A trip to Kezar Lake Marina to rent a motor boat and possibly some waterskiing gear would be a wonderful way to experience this gorgeous body of water. 800-442-5826

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WINTER RACES Jan 12 Vertical Challenge Mt Abram Ski Resort. A free, casual race for skiers and snowboarders, plus a festival of snowy activities for all ages. Feb 2 Snowmaggedon Fat Bike Race Bethel Village Trails. Partnering with Barker Mountain Bikes and The Bethel Inn Resort, this race offers excellently groomed trails, prizes and after-race party. Feb 8 Flying Moose Classic XC Ski Race Bethel Village Trails. This annual Nordic ski favorite hosted by the Bethel Outing Club features both 20km and 10km races, as well as a 2.5km youth race. Feb 22 Sandy Fitch and David Gilpatrick Memorial Ski Races Mt. Abram Ski Resort. A fun, family race for ages and abilities to benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation. Mar 7 17th Annual Mary’s Firemen for a Cure Race Sunday River. Mar 7 Lumberjack 5k Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Choose to run, snowshoe, or skimo a 5k race course crisscrossing the Mt. Abram base area. Complete the race while carrying a piece of firewood and get rewarded with 2 mins/mile off your time. Mar 12 Legends of Maine GS Race Mt. Abram Ski Resort. The Ski Museum of Maine organizes this race open to men and women ages 50+. skimuseumofmaine.org Mar 21 Shipyard Brew Haus Après Relay Sunday River. A relay race like no other with fun activities on-snow at White Cap. Apr 4-5 World Pro Ski Tour Sunday River. An exciting head-to-head race pitting Olympic, World Cup, and NCAA competitors against each other for the chance to win big prize money, and skiers ages 18+ can register to compete with the World Pro Ski Tour athletes.

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where winter is fun

Are you one of those people who can’t stop smiling at the promise of snow in the forecast? Then Bethel is your place. People here want the season to start early, end late, and snow as much as possible in between. How could you not love winter here when there’s so much to fun to be had? Bethel is the perfect base camp for winter adventures: the finest alpine skiing in the east, miles of groomed XC skiing, snowshoeing on numerous trail systems, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, tubing, ice fishing…use your imagination. Warm up after a cold day with live music, a shopping excursion, a trip to the movies or bowling alley, restaurants for every taste, and nonstop events. The Mountain Explorer shuttle bus makes it so no one has to worry about driving between Sunday River and the village. 800-442-5826

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don’t hibernate . . .

celebrate!

SNOWSHOEING Bethel Village Trails (trails & rentals) mahoosucpathways.org/winter Carter’s XC Ski Center (trails & rentals) cartersxcski.com Mahoosuc Land Trust (trails) mahoosuc.org True North Adventureware (rentals) truenorthadventureware.com SLEIGH RIDES The Bethel Inn Resort bethelinn.com Deepwood Farm deepwoodfarm.com FAT BIKING Carter’s XC Ski Center (trails & rentals) cartersxcski.com Bethel Village Trails (trails & rentals) mahoosucpathways.org/winter Barker Mountain Bikes (rentals, sales, & repair) barkermountainbikes.com

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USA Today’s 10Best ranked Bethel as

North America’s

its top ski town in 2019 based on readers’ votes. Quite an accolade— but well-deserved.

#1 ski town

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING Bethel Village Trails at The Bethel Inn Resort offers 20K of groomed trails right on the edge of Bethel village. Carter’s XC Ski Center has 55K with tremendous views of Sunday River, the Mahoosuc Mountain Range, and the Presidentials, plus a full-service shop. Both also offer snowshoeing, gear rentals, and lessons. ALPINE SKIING Sunday River Resort offers an entire mountain range of possibilities across its eight interconnected peaks and 135 trails, including 870 acres of terrain ranging from outstanding beginner facilities, immaculately groomed intermediate slopes, steeps and glades for experts, and a range of terrain parks. On-mountain lodging and dining options abound, and the fun goes from morning until night, on-slope and off, thanks to night skiing, tubing, and après ski activities. Truly legendary snowmaking and grooming create a snow surface that’s unmatched in the east in quality and longevity. sundayriver.com Mt. Abram Ski Resort is a community-minded ski area with excellent terrain just five miles from Bethel village. It offers 51 trails for all ability levels across 550 acres and a boundary-to-boundary ski policy. Mt. Abram prides itself on its environmental sustainability efforts. Mt. Abram is extremely family-friendly and a terrific place to learn to love snowsports. The Main Lodge is home to an après scene - cruise into Loose Boots Lounge for live music, great beer, and tasty food. Open Thursdays–Sundays and every day during Maine school vacation weeks. mtabram.com Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation changes lives by offering free programming year-round to individuals with disabilities. Winter offerings include alpine skiing and racing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and climbing. Maine Adaptive also hosts special events for veterans and visually impaired. maineadaptive.org 800-442-5826

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ELC Outdoors (603) 215-0002 elcoutdoors.com Whitewater rafting, ropes course, zip lines, pontoon boat wildlife tours Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (207) 824-2440 maineadaptive.org Northern Waters Outfitters (603) 482-3817 beoutside.com Whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, pontoon boat wildlife tours

ZIPLINES & OTHER HIGH-FLYING ADVENTURES Sunday River’s Mountain Park offers twin ziplines, a bungee trampoline, climbing wall, and scenic chairlift rides. ELC Outdoors offers Aerial Adventures with zip lines, a climbing tower, and ropes course, for individuals or group teambuilding activities.

Sunday River Resort (800) 543-2754 sundayriver.com Zip lines, L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School, bungee trampoline, climbing wall, disc golf Western Maine Guide Service (207) 357-9592 westernmaineguideservice.com Trout and bass fishing guides on the Androscoggin River

Hiking trails and resources see pages 28-29

FISHING & HUNTING

Mountain and Road Biking see pages 30-31

Work with a guide who can set you

Golf see page 17

you need to catch an impressive

up with all the gear and expertise brook trout or bass, or help you navigate the hunt of a lifetime.

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summer is for

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Bethel is on the doorstep of tens of thousands of acres ripe for exploration. Get out and push your limits, or just soak up the natural world in a new way.

WILDLIFE VIEWING Maine and nearby New Hampshire are the two most forested states in the country, crisscrossed by rivers and lakes. Moose, deer, bear, eagles, osprey, loons, ducks, and other creatures great and small call it home. Take a drive (pg 32), a hike (pg 28), a paddle (pg 20), or even a pontoon boat ride on Lake Umbagog, and don’t forget your camera and binoculars. Check out the Maine Birding Trail for info on what you might find nearby. mainebirdingtrail.com ADAPTIVE ACTION Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation offers paddling, cycling, golf, tennis, and climbing for people who don’t let their disabilities hold them back. Mahoosuc Land Trust offers a Universal Access Trail for walking and cycling at its Valentine Conservation Center. 800-442-5826

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MAGGIE RING’S NATURE PARK Up to 3.4 mi, 2 hrs Getting there: The parking lot and two trailheads for Maggie’s Nature Park are on the Greenwood Road on the west side of South Pond in the Town of Greenwood. From Bethel, take Howe Hill Road off of Route 26. Go over the RR tracks and turn left onto Greenwood Road. Continue for 1.4 miles and turn right at the sign into the parking lot. What to expect: Maggie Ring’s Nature Park is laid out in a wellmarked network of loops. Check the map at the trailhead before setting off. The trails are mostly quite gentle—great for beginners, kids, or just getting out for an hour or two of fresh air. The most scenic spot of the park is Peaked Mountain Bluff with views overlooking Twitchell Pond. Additional views include North and South Ponds along the Ledge Trail and Mount Abram after a moderate climb on the Loop Trail.

MOUNT WILL | 2 to 3.2 mi, 1.5-2 hrs Getting there: Take US Route 2 east from Bethel Village heading towards Rumford. About 1.9 miles past the state Riverside Rest Area on the right and Sunday River Brewing Company on the left, there is a parking area on the left directly opposite the Bethel Recycling and Transfer Station. What to expect: This popular summer hike or winter showshoe is a complete loop, but often hikers choose a shorter trip to either the North Ledges for views up the Androscoggin Valley, or South Cliffs, with views back towards Bethel village.

LONG MOUNTAIN | 4.5 mi, 3-4 hrs Getting there: From the North: From Main Street in Bethel Village, head south on Vernon Street for 6 miles. The trailhead is on the left just after the Sumner Bean Road. What to expect: The Long Mountain trail is beautiful from bottom to top as it follows Mill Brook landfor over a mile, highlighting waterfalls and ls and the Respect trai their cascades along the way. After Hidden Falls, the allow trails on owners who all of ls ai tr trail leaves the stream bed and begins to head Maine, property. In tchpa a s os cr east. At mile 1.5 the trail starts to switchback y to kinds are likel ivateic and/or pr up the west face of the ledges of Long Mounwork of publ cess ac re tu s. Fu tain. The trail ends at mile 2.2 where you’ll arrive ly-owned land ect sp their users’ re at a large open ledge with sweeping westerly depends on ing nd ou rr and su views of Western Maine, Mount Washington, of the trails out y rr ca , ls ai tr the Mount Adams, the Presidential Range, and the land. Stay on ver ne d carry in, an Carter-Moriah Range. whatever you 28

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on the trail

No matter the season, no matter the level of challenge, you’ll discover a hike to love near Bethel. Trails range in difficulty from a paved

hiking bethelmaine.com/hiking

pathway along the Androscoggin River, all the way on up to the most challenging mile of the Appala-

HIKING RESOURCES

chian Trail. It’s an easy drive to the

Mahoosuc Land Trust mahoosuc.org

White Mountain National Forest to the west, Grafton Notch State Park to the north, and an ever-growing array of trails on other conserved lands.

Mahoosuc Pathways mahoosucpathways.org Grafton Notch State Park maine.gov/graftonnotch Maine Trail Finder mainetrailfinder.com

THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL The AT is a legendary route that traverses from northern Maine to Georgia, passing just north and west of Bethel. Thru-hikers can take roughly six months to hike the whole thing, but you can say you hiked just a bit of it by leaving from the Grafton Notch trailhead for short-but-steep hikes to either the Table Rock or the Eyebrow viewpoints; try Old Speck or Baldpate for daylong adventures. maine.gov/graftonnotch SECOND NATURE ADVENTURE CHALLENGE Challenge yourself to complete nine trails of varying difficulty levels in the Bethel and nearby areas. Register to track your progress and earn digital badges and bragging rights as you go! secondnaturemaine.com 800-442-5826

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ROAD BIKING Relatively uncrowded roads offer the opportunity to explore the area’s stunning scenery at a slower pace, and lots of ways to mix and match roads for loops of varying lengths. For recommended routes, check out bethelmaine.com/biking and wheretoride.bikemaine.org.

GEAR, RENTALS, & REPAIRS Check out Barker Mountain Bikes, located at 53 Mayville Road (routes 2/26/5) in Bethel, where the Seib family knows their bikes. All-ages, beginner-friendly fun. 207-824-0100 barkermountainbikes.com

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BETHEL RECREATIONAL PATHWAY A super-easy, all-ages friendly, paved path along the Androscoggin River where you’ll find people walking, jogging, and biking. Park at Davis Park (also home to a playground and skate park) at the east end of Parkway Road at the intersection of Route 26.


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cycling in the Bethel area MOUNTAIN BIKING As this sport soars in popularity, new trails are being built each year. Newcomers, don’t be afraid! Lots of opportunities exist to start small and progress. BETHEL VILLAGE TRAILS Enjoy the scenery at a slower pace. Try these easy-to-moderate loops. BVT continues to expand its fun and flowy trail system. At The Bethel Inn Resort, trails now total about 6 miles perfect for families, anyone just getting into (or back into) mountain biking and looking to build confidence, or something for experienced riders looking for a quick loop. For a little more challenge, head towards Bacon Hill for nearly 5 miles of trail off Vernon Street. mahoosucpathways.org/summer MT. ABRAM SKI RESORT Coming in 2020: lift-served mountain bike trails for all ages and abilities at Mt. Abram. Keep an eye on this area as it expands in coming years! mtabram.com

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Mountains, lakes, valleys, waterfalls, farms, and wildlife surround Bethel, so take a leisurely day to explore. Leave time for leg-stretching and picture-taking.

SOUTHWEST: Winding roads through White Mountain National Forest to Fryeburg | 77 miles, drive time 1 hr 48 mins „ Route 2 West to Gilead – 10 miles „ Left on Route 113 to Fryeburg – 29 miles „ Left on Route 5 to Bethel – 36 miles Route 113, a National Scenic Byway, is the twistiest-turniest road around, traveling through Evans Notch on the eastern edge of the White Mountains. Cruising along the Wild River under a canopy of trees is enchanting. In spots, the views open up to the White Mountains beyond as you continue PHOTO OP: through old farmsteads and into Stow and on to Fryeburg. International Sign Several roadside pull-outs offer views and hiking trailheads with trails for all abilities. As you return on Route 5, you’ll pass by beautiful lakes and the charming villages of Lovell and Waterford.

NORTHWEST: Grafton Notch State Park & Covered Bridge | 65 miles, drive time 1 hr 42 mins „ „ „ „ „

Route 2 East to Newry – 6 miles Left on Route 26 to Upton – 28 miles Right on Andover Road/East B Hill Road to Andover – 14 miles Right on Route 5 to Rumford Point – 11 miles Right on Route 2 to Bethel – 12 miles

Grafton Notch State Park is an absolute must-do when visiting PHOTO OP: the Bethel area. Pack a picnic for Screw Auger Falls, a stunScrew Auger Falls ning waterfall. Perhaps leave time for a short hike up to Table Rock, or the Eyebrow Loop, both viewpoints on the Appalachian Trail. There’s a great chance you may see some wildlife. A right turn on the Andover Road/East B Hill Road delivers you to the bucolic village of Andover. Pastures dot the landscape as you travel back south along Route 5. Keep your eye out for the Lovejoy Covered Bridge over the Ellis River for a perfect photo op. Travel back toward Bethel along the Androscoggin River. 32

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road trips For maps, see the center of this booklet, or stop in at the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center at 8 Station Place in Bethel.

WILDLIFE-VIEWING AND LAKE COUNTRY LOOP 146 miles, drive time 3 hrs 15 mins „ Route 2 East to Newry – 6 miles „ Left on Route 26 to Errol, NH – 31 miles „ Right on Route 16 to Oquossoc, ME – 35 miles „ Left on Route 4 to Rangeley – 7 miles „ Return to Oquossoc on Route 4 – 7 miles „ Left on Route 17 to Mexico – 35 miles „ Right on Route 2 to Bethel – 24 miles Make a day of this route if you can. Viewing potential is PHOTO OP: high for moose, deer, eagles, and more. After leaving Height of Land Bethel, pass through Grafton Notch State Park with its stunning views and several natural roadside attractions. Approaching the villages of Oquossoc and Rangeley, mountains get taller and the lakes are huge. Hit Rangeley for lunch, shopping, and sight-seeing, then return to Oquossoc where you’ll turn south on Route 17. This National Scenic Byway leads to a famous overlook known as the Height of Land, the highest point on the road, commanding views of the mountains and lakes to the west. Route 17 continues south past a stunning gorge and waterfall at Coos Canyon, then along the Swift River to the towns of Mexico and Rumford, where you will connect with Route 2 west along the Androscoggin River back to Bethel.

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come to stay? Bethel and the surrounding small towns are gems in the western mountains of Maine, home to down-to-earth, friendly people, a flourishing business community, significant cultural offerings, and some of the best recreational opportunities in New England. This area offers a small-town quality of life that brings people back time and again. It’s not hard to see why people come . . . and stay. Some tout the fresh air surrounding the many mountains around, the quiet backyards for relaxing, the outdoor activities in all four seasons. Some relish the hospitality of the residents and start to picture that this area could be home, and these people could be your neighbors.

If you’re looking to relocate, these communities offer affordable housing, multiple educational facilities, an Age-Friendly Community Initiative (ACFI, agefriendlybethel.com), and a long list of area business services (see pages 58-65) to help you settle into your first home, a vacation home, or your retirement home. Bethel’s unique location and resources combine to make the area a wonderful place to live, work, and play all year round.

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winter events Country Christmas Experience the Christmas season in the postcard-perfect New England village of Bethel. Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, hop on a horse-drawn wagon ride, or take in a holiday performance. bethelmaine. com/country-christmas

Sunrise Hikes & Breakfast at Mt. Abram Ski Resort An early morning hike leaving at 6:15 am from the Main Base Lodge followed by a breakfast in the lodge. mtabram.com Dec. 28, 2019 Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2020 Feb. 1 & 2, 2020 Mar. 1 & 8, 2020

Sleigh Rides at The Bethel Inn Resort A 30-minute trip around the property. Leaving every half-hour 5pm-7:30pm. Call 207-824-2175 to reserve. bethelinn.com December 21, 25-31, 2019 January: 4, 11, 18, 19, 25, 2020 February: 1, 8, 14-22, 29, 2020 March: 7, 14, 21, 2020

Jan. 1: 34th Carter’s Last Stand Carter’s XC Ski Center. Come celebrate with a New Year ski or snowshoe. cartersxcski.com, 207-824-3880 Jan. 3-5: Women’s Adventure Weekend Sunday River. Start the new year by focusing on you! This is a women-only weekend retreat that focuses on fitness, food, and above all, fun. From skiing and yoga classes to spa and shopping experiences, it’s a weekend of relaxation to treat yourself and start 2020 on the right foot. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 Jan. 5: National Winter Trails Day Carter’s XC Ski Center. Free rentals & trail pass for beginners after 1pm. cartersxcski.com, 207-824-3880 Jan. 5-10: Children’s Festival Sunday River. A full schedule of events celebrating skiing families, including great deals that allow kids to ski and stay for free. Activities will include fireworks, tubing, nighttime fun, and dinners with Eddy the Yeti. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 Jan. 18: Indie Demo Day Sunday River. Test out high-end gear from craft ski & snowboard brands. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 Jan. 18: The Ski and Ride Party Mt. Abram Ski Resort. The Ride and Ski team host an aprés ski party that is rivaled by none on the East Coast! Thousands of $$ in prizes including trips to the Canadian Rockies, SWAG by Smith Optics, Harpoon, NH Liquor & Wine Outlet, Clif Bar and more! mtabram.com, 207-875-5000

Fireworks at Sunday River Best viewing is slopeside at South Ridge Lodge or the Foggy Goggle deck. Fireworks go off at 8:30PM unless otherwise noted. sundayriver.com Dec. 14, 28, 31, 2019

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Jan 5: Alpine Touring & Tele Climb Clinic Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Informative workshops and presentations focused on uphill skiing (randonee/ alpine touring/skimo). Intended for all ability levels, there will be options for those who are brand new to touring and racing, and for athletes looking to nerd-out about transition sequences, gear, layering strategies, and training plans. mtabram.com, 207-875-5000


Bethel area calendar of Jan. 19: Casino Night Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Join Friends Of Mt. Abram and enjoy the fun and excitement of a night at the casino! No need to travel, FOMA brings the casino to you! All proceeds will benefit FOMA and making Mt. Abram sustainable for the future. Bring your friends for a fun evening with musical entertainment by the Cobblestones. mtabram.com, 207-875-5000 Jan. 24-27: Veterans No Boundaries Sunday River. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation invites disabled veterans, active-duty personnel, and wounded warriors from all over the country along with their families and caregivers for five days of camaraderie, skiing, and self-discovery. maineadaptive.org, 800-639-7770 Jan. 26: Wood Ski Day Carter’s XC Ski Center. Free trail pass for folks on wood skis. Green Ice Wax Co. will give a free wax demo of its 100% biodegradable product and help you wax your skis. cartersxcski.com, 207-824-3880 Jan. 27-30: Seniors Week Sunday River. Celebrate the young at heart with special lodging packages and deals all week. Activities include Ski with the Prime Time Ski Club, après ski parties, socials, a wine-paired dinner, and comedy nights. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754

Jan. 25: Maine Telemark Festival Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Take your telemark skiing to the next level or try something new! This free, all-day event includes specialty clinics offered in the morning and afternoon and free demos from local telemark companies. Whether you’re new to the sport or looking to improve your technique, Mt. Abram’s telemark instructors will help you enjoy the mountain even more! mtabram.com, 207-875-5000

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Feb. 7-9: White Out Weekend (WOW) Sunday River. WOW is all about stellar skiing and riding, special events, including a themed party, fireworks, and après-ski socials, all hosted by Sunday River Resort in association with The OutRyders, New England’s largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 Feb. 8: Wild West Weekend Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Let’s move West…to the Wild West! Step back in time to explore the old frontier days when you loaded the kids into a covered wagon for a trip to the mountain. Full Cowboy/Cowgirl riding getup encouraged! Bull riding, Lasso contest, Cowboy & Cowgirl race, and other fun events transform the base area into its own little dude ranch. mtabram.com, 207-875-5000 Feb. 16: Torch Light Parade & Family Dinner Night Mt. Abram Ski Resort. A Mt. Abram tradition, the Annual Torchlight Parade kicks off at 5:30pm, followed by an all you-can-eat family spaghetti dinner! All proceeds to benefit the Mt. Abram Ski Club’s scholarship fund for snow sports education of youth in western Maine. mtabram.com, 207-875-5000

Feb. 8: FreeHeeler’s Telemark Festival Sunday River. As a full day dedicated to freeing the heel, The FreeHeeler’s Demo Tour by Telemarkdown will be bringing the latest telemark gear from Crispi, 22 Designs, Meidjo, Bishop, Rottefella, Liberty skis, Rossignol, Atomic, The Pariah Telemark ski, and lots more. And the best part, it’s all free! Demo skis will be set up at the South Ridge Base Area, and The Sunday River SnowSports School will be hosting two free lessons at 10AM and 1PM. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754

Feb. 9: Alpine Touring & Tele Climb Clinic Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Informative workshops and presentations focused on uphill skiing (randonee/alpine touring/skimo). Intended for all ability levels, there will be options for those who are brand new to touring and racing, and for athletes looking to nerd-out about transition sequences, gear, layering strategies, and training plans. mtabram.com, 207-875-5000

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Feb. 22: Ski Club Auction Mt. Abram Ski Resort. This annual fundraising auction is the social event of the season to bid on one-ofa-kind items while benefiting a great cause! Come early and bid often! All proceeds benefit the Mt. Abram Ski Club’s scholarship fund for snow sports education of youth in western Maine. mtabram.com, 207-875-5000 Feb. 23: NENSA Women’s XC Ski Day Bethel Village Trails. A celebration of women’s xc skiing that includes a day of on-snow clinics for skiers of all abilities with female instructors, lunch featuring an inspirational speaker, and a raffle, all with an emphasis on relaxed, fun learning with other women. Sign up at www. nensa.net/women-2. mahoosucpathways.org, 207-824-6276 Mar. 6: Red Friday—A Veterans Celebration Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Mt. Abram is proud to be a part of this great day honoring veterans and active military. Some of our instructors are Veterans who have worked with others who, like themselves, were injured while serving their country. Active duty and Veterans ski FREE. Dependents ski for $10. $10 rentals & lessons all day! mtabram.com, 207-875-5000 Mar. 7: WABAC—A Tribute Weekend Mt. Abram Ski Resort. Vintage and retro clothing encouraged! Sport your best WABAC look while we bring you all your classic favorites like Ballet Skiing Contest and Mogul competition. Dust off your dancin’ shoes in the afternoon as hits from the 80’s will be in the air. mtabram.com, 207-875-5000 Mar. 21: Carter’s XC BBB Event Carter’s XC Ski Center. Join us for the end-of-season party with Bikes, Burgers, and Brownies! Bring your own fat bikes to ride the trails (some rentals available), fat biking demos, local farm’s burgers, and more! cartersxcski.com, 207-824-3880 Mar. 21: Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo Gould Academy Field House. Fishing guides and outfitters, camps, retail vendors, fishing presentations and seminars, videos, fly tying competitions, outdoor authors and artists, a casting area to test drive new rods, kids’ fly tying bench, a silent auction, raffles with prizes drawn every hour. mollyockett.org

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Mar. 21: 35th Annual Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Ski-A-Thon Sunday River. Hundreds of skiers, riders, volunteers, participants, and community members come together to raise money in support of Maine Adaptive’s year-round adaptive sports programming. Start a team, register for the race, or donate today. maineadaptive.org, 207-824-2440 April 3-5: Spring Fest Weekend Sunday River. Spring Festival is a celebration of the return of spring, complete with a huge tropical party, outdoor concerts, and great spring skiing and riding. Saturday brings the 7th Annual Slip ‘n’ Flip relay competition, plus all-afternoon music, brews, cocktails, BBQs and food stations. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 April 11: Pond-a-Palooza & Spring Après Concert Sunday River. What’s spring at a ski resort without pond skimming? Costumes weigh heavy on your score, so come suited up in anything but a wet suit! Prizes of all sorts will go out to the winners! Enjoy the second spring après concert with live music at South Ridge. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 April 18: The Great Tailgate Sunday River. Pack up the grill and head to the slopes to ski, ride, and work on your goggle tan in spring conditions. Enjoy live music, cornhole tournament, games, tailgate decorating contest and general springtime revelry. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 June 26-27: River Rock Music Festival Sunday River. Presented by Lighthouse Events, this Christian music celebration has some of the top artists in Christian music coming to perform in the mountains. riverrockfestival.com, 800-543-2754 July 4: 31st Annual Bethel Art Fair Bethel Town Common. Enjoy the work of local artists and artisans, musical entertainment, fireworks and more. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, bethelartfair.com, 800-442-5826 July 4: The 4th of July Community Picnic & Concert Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Celebrate our nation’s independence with an outdoor concert by the fabulous Portland Brass Quintet. Starts at 11:30am, bring your lunch, and after the presentation of colors and the National Anthem, enjoy a two-hour concert. bethelhistorical.org, 207-824-2908

July 18: Bethel Area Summerfest & Classic Road Races Bethel Town Common. Bethel’s biggest and most beloved event for over 50 years. Artists and crafters, parade, live music, kids’ entertainment, frog jumping contest, pony rides, dunk tank, food, fireworks, & more. Road races: 5- and 1-mile runs, 1-mile kids’ run, diaper dash too! Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. bethelmaine.com, 800-442-5826


Bethel area calendar of July 11-12: 59th Annual Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road (Rt. 26), Bethel. Gems, minerals, crystals, books, magazines, fossils, jewelry, door prizes, museum-quality displays, gem raffle, and much more. Entrance fee $3, under 12 is FREE. 9am-4pm. mincoll@megalink.net, 207-665-2759 July 17-18: New England Forest Rally Sunday River & surrounding area. Regional and national rally racing pros take on the back roads of western Maine and northern New Hampshire. newenglandforestrally.com July 25: 11th Annual Tough Mountain Challenge Sunday River. Thrill-seeking competitors face natural and man-made obstacles on a 5k alpine terrain course. toughmountain.com, 800-543-2754 July 31-Aug. 2: Andover Olde Home Days Andover Town Common. Parade, craft vendors, antique car displays, photo contest, art & flower shows, firemen’s muster, horse shows, mower races, and plenty of food & music. 207-357-3761 Aug TBD: 10th Annual Maine Comedy Festival The Bethel Inn Resort. Join comics from across the country for a weekend full of laughs, followed by great food and live music in the Millbrook Tavern. Special Laugh & Stay packages available. bethelinn.com, 800-654-0125 Aug. 13-15: 44th Annual Trappers’ Weekend 760 East Bethel Road, Bethel. Traditional Maine represented by trapping and hunting demonstrations, contests, stories, music, auction, kids’ events, dance, and much more. Family-friendly fun! 207-875-5765. Sept. 5: 4th Annual Maine Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer Bethel Town Common. Enjoy a day of events to benefit and make a difference for families affected by childhood cancer. Parade, craft and food vendors, live music, silent & live auctions, lots of kid-friendly events, and fireworks finish this fun-filled day! Rain or Shine. haileyhugs.org, 281-917-5331 Sept. 19: 22nd Annual Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff Bethel Town Common. An old-fashioned fall festival with arts & crafts, chowder cook-off of local restaurants, Maine baked potatoes, apple pie contest, live music, petting zoo, wagon rides, chainsaw demos, and kids’ activities. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. bethelharvestfest.com, 800-442-5826 Oct. 1-3: 31st Annual Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree. Our challenging trails, the beautiful New England fall setting, and the awesome trail guides are just a few of the reasons why this event is so popular. On Saturday at 9am, come

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see over 180 Jeeps parade through the town of Bethel. Information at jeepjamboreeusa.com/ trip/maine-mountains, 530-333-4002 Oct. 10-11: Fall Festival & North American Wife Carrying Championship Sunday River. Saturday’s legendary North American Wife Carrying Championship and Sunday’s New England Cornhole Championship are the center of the party featuring live music, the Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair, and activities for the whole family, usually among peak foliage. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 Oct. 30-31: Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale Gould Academy Field House. The best deals on new and used equipment, clothing and accessories for alpine, snowboard, crosscountry skiing and other winter sports. Pick up new gear or sell yours. 20% of sales proceeds benefit the Outing Club’s charitable purposes. bethelouting.org, 207-357-9239 Nov. 27: Local Craft & Wares Fair The Event Center at The Bethel Inn Resort. 9:00am-4:00pm. Shop local and handmade for the holiday season – pottery, toys, jewelry, household and holiday décor, handbags, fine foods, knitwear, and much more. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. bethelmaine.com, 800-442-5826 Nov. 28: Demo Day Sunday River. Test out the latest and greatest equipment from top ski and snowboard manufacturers. The cost to participate can be applied as a credit towards any new ski or snowboard purchase. sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754 Dec. 5: Christmas at the Mason House Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. 3:30-6:00 pm. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home to experience Christmas at the Mason House. The first floor period rooms in the 1813 Mason House will be decorated in traditional 19th century style and lit by candles. Step back in time as you enjoy holiday music and refreshments. Free, but donations welcome. bethelhistorical.org, 207-824-2908 Dec. 6: Santa Sunday Sunday River. This signature Sunday River event kicks off the holiday season in style by celebrating the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season with more than 250 Santas cruising down to South Ridge. All money raised goes towards the River Fund. Santas must be in full Santa-attire. Registration information found at sundayriver.com, 800-543-2754

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“Billing itself as Maine’s most beautiful village, Bethel in winter is a humble, happy place with just the right amount of craft shops anked Yankee andbycafés.”

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Bethel Village & Points North

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Boston.com’s 10 best New England Ski Towns

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“Bethel itself is a treasure.” Great food, cocktails and an all-new wine list in our gorgeous bar room, fireside, or on our scenic porch

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“The greatest ski town in the universe.” SKI MAGAZINE

Open Daily for Breakfast 7-9:30 am

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Kezar Lake

Ensuite rooms • Pet friendly $99 - $450 per night, great breakfast included

207-824-2174 THESUDBURYINN.COM

“What visitors find in Bethel are an endearing informality and a cheery lack of pretension.” NEW YORK TIMES

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Bethel Village & Points North WHAT TO DO Bethel Inn Resort Golf.................................. 105 Bethel Outdoor Adventure & Campground.... 49 Bethel Village Trails at Bethel Inn Resort..... 105 Carter’s XC Ski Center & Ski Shop................. 37 ELC Outdoors.................................................. 1 Gem! Movies, Art, and Co-working............... 64 Hancock Lumber............................................ 53 High Horse Stables & AlphaK9 Kennel.......... 72 Mahoosuc Land Trust..................................... 50 Mahoosuc Pathways, Inc................................ 98 Maine Mineral and Gem Museum.................. 91 Maine Mineralogy Expeditions at BOA.......... 49 Mt. Abram Ski Resort..................................... 87 Museums of the Bethel Historical Society.... 103 Northeast Snowmobile & ATV Rentals....55,110 Northern Waters Outfitters.............................. 2

Oxford Casino Hotel...................................... 74 River Lanes..................................................... 65 Sport Thoma Maine....................................... 38 Sunday River Golf Club.................................... 9

WHERE TO EAT 22 Broad Street at Gideon Hastings House.104 Barking Dawg Spirits & Market...................... 23 Bethel House of Pizza.................................... 68 Bethel Inn Resort Dining.............................. 105 Breau’s Too.................................................... 70 Brian’s............................................................ 96 Butcher Burger Maine.................................... 67 Camp............................................................. 30 Cho Sun Sushi Bar & Grill............................... 86 Crossroads Diner........................................... 57 DiCocoa’s....................................................... 89 Frank’s Bar and Grille..................................... 26

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Good Food Store & Catering Company........ 41 Jolly Drayman Pub at the Briar Lea Inn.......... 48 Kowloon Village Chinese Restaurant............. 66 Local Hub....................................................... 54 Matterhorn Ski Bar......................................... 32 Meeting House.............................................. 25 Modern Barn Restaurant and Bar................... 81 OX Pub.......................................................... 74 River Haus & Well.......................................... 22 River Lanes..................................................... 65 Rooster’s Roadhouse...................................... 47 Shipyard Brew Haus White Cap Lodge.......... 29 Sliders Restaurant.......................................... 11 Smokin’ Good BBQ........................................ 44 Steam Mill Brewing LLC................................. 82 Suds Pub & Bistro 151................................... 84 Sunday River Brewing Company.................... 36


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24 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME | 207.824.3673 | crossroadsdiner.net | *beer and wine

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Sunday River Resort, Grand Summit Hotel, 97 Summit Road, Newry, ME | 207.824.5858 | sundayriver.com | *lunch not available in winter | **preferred | see ad page 67

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188 Main Street, Bethel, ME | 207-824-1171 | facebook.com/ButcherBurgerMaineyes

Butcher BurgerH

43 Main Street, Bethel, ME | 207.824.1007 | briansbethel.com | *lunch Jun-Oct | **parties of 6 or more | see ad page 49

Brian'sH

21 Broad Street, Bethel, ME | 800.654.0125 or 207.824.2175 | bethelinn.com | *year-round | **holidays & vacation weeks only | see ad on center map

The Bethel Inn Resort: Main Dining Room H

186 Main Street, Bethel, ME | 207.824.0055 or 207.824.0054

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119 Skiway Road, Newry, ME | 207.824.6969 | barkingdawgmarket.com | *closed briefly in off-seasons | **we deliver all that we sell; what do you need? | see ad page 49

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29 Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME | 207.824.4253 | sundayriverbrewingcompany.com

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212 Mayville Road (Rt.2), Bethel, ME | 207.824.4PIG | smokingoodbbq.net | *outside only | see ad page 50

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Sunday River Resort, Jordan Hotel, 27 Grand Circle, Newry, ME | 207.824.5300 | sundayriver.com | see adpage 67

Sliders RestaurantH

159 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME | 207.824.0309 | roostersroadhouse.com | see ad page 52

Rooster’s RoadhouseH

227 Skiway Road, oppossite South Ridge Lodge at Sunday River, Newry, ME |207-824-2222 | riverhaus.me | see ad 51

River Haus & WellH

21 Broad Street, Bethel, ME | 800.654.0125 | 207.824.2175 | bethelinn​.com | see ad center map

Millbrook Tavern & Grille at The Bethel Inn ResortH 5.00-34.00

219 West Lovell Road, Lovell, ME | 207.925.1911 | kezarlake.com

Loon’s Nest Restaurant at Kezar Lake Marina

190 Main Street, Bethel, ME | 207.824.3707 or 207.824.3709 | kowloonvillage.com

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150 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME | 207.824.4717 or 207.824.1274 | briarleainn.com | *12 seats on deck -spring, summer & fall | **lunch & dinner only, check first | see ad page 55

Jolly Drayman at the Briar Lea InnH

212 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME | 800.879.8926 or 207.824.3754 | goodfoodbethel.com | *take-out only | see ad page 50

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151 Main Street, Bethel, ME | 207.824.2174 | thesudburyinn.com | *one room | **some rooms | see ad on center map

Sudbury InnH

141 Jed Martin Road, Rumford Pt, ME | 207.369.0309 |perennialinn.com | * kitchen with advance notice

Perennial Inn

85 Main Street, Bethel, ME | 207.824.3400 | holidaehouse.com | *some rooms | **one room with kitchenette

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32 Main Street, Bethel, ME | 207.824.8060 | grandvictorianinn.me | *some rooms | **by request, light fare| | ***pets wtih advance notice | see ad page 47

Grand Victorian InnH

2 Church Street, Bethel, ME | 877.359.1498 | 207.824.2657 | chapmaninn.com | *some rooms | **pets with advance notice

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764 West Bethel Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME | 207.836.3575 | westbethelmotel.com | *guest lounge with full kitchen | see ad page 47

West Bethel MotelH

357 Mayville Road (Rt. 2),Bethel, ME | 888.224.8413 or 207.824.2808 l riverviewresort.com | *some units | see ad page 46

River View ResortH

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1132 So. Main Street (Rt. 26), Woodstock, ME | 888.569.8611 or 207.674.2345 | mollyockettmotel.com | *some | **free coffee to motel guests; restaurant on premises | see ad page 47

Mollyockett Motel & Swim SpaH 80-99

Sunday River Resort, 27 Grand Circle, Newry, ME | 800.543.2754 | sundayriver.com | *upon request | **winter only | see ad page 67

Jordan HotelH

186 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME | 207.824.3111 | rostay.com | *full breakfast for additional fee | **1 room | see ad page 47

Inn at the RostayH

Sunday River Resort, 97 Summit Road, Newry, ME | 800.543.2754 | sundayriver.com | *upon request | **check first | see ad pg 67

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21 Broad Street, Bethel, ME | 800.654.0125 or 207.824.2175 | bethelinn.com | *some | see ad on center map

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24 Powder Ridge Road Newry, ME | 252.267.2701 | skiesta.us | *may smoke outside on deck | see ad page 48

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Sunday River golf course and Bethel Inn golf course, ME | 207.357.5639 | sundayriverrentals.com | *check first | see ad page 48

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Glen House & Bingham House Sunday River RentalsH

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786 Intervale Road, Bethel, ME | 207.824.3880 | cartersxcski.com | *three cabins, 3 rooms

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3036 Main Street, (Rt. 2) Hanover, ME | 207.824.2836 | stonybrookrec.com

Stony Brook Recreation Camping and Variety StoreH 75

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424 South Main Street (Rt. 5), Andover, ME | 207-392-0019 | lonemountaincamping.com l *dump station only | **canoeing/kayaking only, no motor boats

Lone Mountain Riverfront CampgroundH

1472 Bear River Road (Rt. 26), Newry, ME | 207.824.2292 | campgrafton.com l *dump station only | **nearby

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Grafton Notch CampgroundH

Laundry

121 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME | 207.824.4224 | BethelOutdoorAdventure.com

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W H E R E T O S TAY bed & breakfasts, inns Bethel Hill Bed & Breakfast – Androscoggin Home Rentals H

66 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2461 | 207-233-9192 bethelhill.com|ahr-online.com info@bethelhill.com TripAdvisor-Service Excellence+Green Leader Gold Historic District-Quiet-AC-TV-WIFI-Whirlpool-ADA Waterfront Vacation Rentals.

Bethel Village Motel

88 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2989 bethelvillagemotel.com ruthiesboutique1975@hotmail.com

Briar Lea Inn at the Jolly Drayman Pub H

150 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME Inn 207-824-1274 | Pub 207-824-4717 briarleainn.com|Pub on premises jollydraymanatbriarleainn@yahoo.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 56

Chapman Inn H

On the Village Green, Bethel, ME 207-824-2657 | 877-359-1498 chapmaninn.com chapmaninn@roadrunner.com Charming inn, unbeatable location on Historic District/village green. Comfortable rooms, WIFI, full breakfast, warm hospitality, SANE RATES! Familyfriendly, pet-friendly with notice, winner of TripAdvisor’s top award “Certificate of Excellence” for four consecutive years.

Grand Victorian Inn H

32 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-8060 grandvictorianinn.me info@grandvictorianinn.me · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

Holidae House Bed & Breakfast H 85 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-3400 holidaehouse.com stay@holidaehouse.com

The Perennial Inn H

141 Jed Martin Road, Rumford Point, ME 207-369-0309 | perennialinn.com info@perennialinn.com Relax, Enjoy, Rejuvenate, in our Antique Farmhouse!

The Sudbury Inn H

151 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2174 thesudburyinn.com info@thesudburyinn.com

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hotels, motels, resorts The Bethel Inn Resort H

21 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2175 bethelinn.com|info@bethelinn.com Traditional Inn and Townhouse accommodations, comfortable fine & family-friendly dining, 200 acres of activities, 18 hole golf course, health club, lake house, outdoor heated pool, XC ski center, walking and mountain bike trails. Just 6 miles from Sunday River. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad on center map

Grand Summit Hotel H

Sunday River Resort, 97 Summit Road, Newry, ME 800-543-2754 sundayriver.com|info@sundayriver.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad inside back cover

Inn at the Rostay H

186 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-3111 rostay.com info@rostay.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

Jordan Hotel H

Sunday River Resort, 27 Grand Circle, Newry, ME 800-543-2754 sundayriver.com | info@sundayriver.com . . . . . . . . . . . . see ad inside back cover

Mollyockett Motel & Swim Spa H

1132 S. Main Street (Rt. 26), Woodstock, ME 207-674-2345 | 888-569-8611 mollyockettmotel.com boebuck777@gmail.com · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

Oxford Casino Hotel H

Nightly Rentals - Pool Memberships Route 2, Bethel, Maine

Just 3 miles from Sunday River

207-824-2808 or Toll Free: 888-224-8413

www.riverviewresort.com

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bethelmaine​.com

777 Casino Way, off Rt. 26, Oxford, ME 207-539-6700|oxfordcasino.com info@oxfordcasino.com Persons under 21 years of age may not enter the casino unless licensed as employees. Gambling problem? In Maine, call 2-1-1 or (800) 522-4700 for help. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 53

River View Resort H

357 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-2808 | 888-224-8413 riverviewresort.com info@riverviewresort.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page


W H E R E T O S TAY West Bethel Motel H

764 West Bethel Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME | 207-836-3575 westbethelmotel.com westbethelmotel@gmail.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

vacation rentals

condos, houses, apartments, cabins Bingham House & Glen House, Sunday River Rentals H

Bethel & Newry, ME 207-357-5639 SundayRiverRentals.com Gretchen@SundayRiverRentals.com 9 & 6 BR Luxury Vacation Rental Estates. The amenities of a top resort, with the conveniences of home! · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 48

Connecting Rentals of Bethel H

57 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-4829 connectingrentalsofbethel.com info@connectingrentalsofbethel.com

The Heights at Sunday River and Caribou Run H

1 Mammoth Drive, Newry, ME 617-694-7735 SundayRiverRental.com CaribouRunMaine.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 48

www.WestBethelMotel.com 764 West Bethel Road • 207-836-3575

Mollyockett Motel

Located at 1132 S Main St Bryant Pond, Me 04219 # 888-569-8611 Indoor Heated Pool & Hot Tub WI-FI, Clean, Friendly Kitchenettes Available www.MollyockettMotel.com

Maine Ski Lodging Co. H

16 Parkway, Bethel, ME 888-310-2771 | 207-824-4000 maineskilodging.com rent@maineskilodging.com · · · · · · · · · · · see ad inside front cover

Merrill House H

Elm St & South Arm Road, Andover, ME 978-979-3173 merrillhouse.com info@merrillhouse.com 5 stars! Sleeps 25+. Weddings, reunions, special events! Elegant, historic lodge & grounds. 2 kitchens, modern amenities, catering and event services.

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W H E R E T O S TAY vacation rentals continued Mountain House on Sunday River 761 Sunday River Road, Newry, ME 207-583-2007 mountainhouseonsundayriver.com A uniquely beautiful outdoor wedding venue with a spectacular view!

NEOC - New England Outdoor Center

30 Twin Pines Road Millinocket Lake, Millinocket, ME 800-766-7238 neoc.com | info@neoc.com Lakeside Resort, overlooks Baxter State Park & Katahdin, Maine’s highest mountain. Open year-round. Award-winning Restaurant. Rafting, XC Skiing, Snowmobiling, Hiking, Mountain Biking & Paddle Boarding. Relaxation or Adventure? Call us now at 800-766-7238.

Peak Properties of Maine H 303 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-418-2273 peakpropertiesofmaine.com mark@peakpropertiesofmaine.com

Riverbank Retreat H 9 Riverbank Road, Newry, ME 860-881-0966 maineriverbankretreat.com slider_at98@yahoo.com

Ski Esta H

24 Powder Ridge Road, Newry, ME 252-267-2701 skiesta.us sophiabilinsky@cs​.ccom

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Thaddeus Twitchell House H 162 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 239-398-6833 thaddeustwitchellhouse.com jc@wsquaredenterprise.com

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campgrounds

Bethel Outdoor Adventure & Campground H

121 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-4224 BethelOutdoorAdventure.com info@BethelOutdoorAdventure.com On the Androscoggin River, tenting/RV (pull-thru,) FHU, Wifi, local trails, walk to restaurants. Canoe/kayak/tube/SUP rentals/Burma Bridge.

Grafton Notch Campground H

1472 Bear River Road (Rt. 26), Newry, ME 207-824-2292 campgrafton.com info@campgrafton.com

Lone Mountain Riverfront Campground H

424 South Main Street (Rt. 5), Andover, ME | 207-392-0019 lonemountaincamping.com Large, spacious sites, onsite access to ATV & horsetrails. Rent fully equipped tent site.

Stony Brook Recreation Camping and Variety Store H 3036 Main Street (Rt. 2), Hanover, ME 207-824-2836 stonybrookrec.com camping@stonybrookrec.com

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W H E R E T O E AT restaurants 22 Broad Street at Gideon Hastings House H

22 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-3496 | 22broadstreet.com twentytwobroadstreet@icloud.com ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ see ad this page

Bethel House of Pizza H 186 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-0054 207-824-0055

The Bethel Inn Resort: Casual Tavern & Terrace Dining H

21 Broad Street, Bethel | 207-824-2175 bethelinn.com | info@bethelinn.com Choose from comfortable Terrace, casual dining in The Millbrook Tavern & Grille or our grand buffets on holidays. Our classic New England resort is a “Can’t Missâ€? by Yankee Magazine. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner with hearty entrees and the area’s most extensive beer and wine selection. ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ see ad on center map

Brian’s H

43 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-1007 briansbethel.com | info@briansbethel.com ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ see ad this page

Butcher Burger Maine H 188 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-1171 facebook.com/ButcherBurgerMaine info@butcherburger.me

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W H E R E T O E AT restaurants continued Frank’s Bar and Grille H

Fall Line Condos above South Ridge at Sunday River, Newry, ME 207-824-2202 | franksbarandgrille.com franksbarandgrille@gmail.com Ski In/Ski Out slopeside restaurant and bar.

Good Food Store & Catering Company H

212 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-3754 | goodfoodbethel.com info@goodfoodbethel.com The area’s best sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts, and take-out dinners. From home-style comfort food to elegant gourmet fare. Let us cook for your crowd - large or small. We’ll even bring it to you! Beer, wine, and groceries available. Open daily. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

Jolly Drayman Pub at the Briar Lea Inn H

150 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME Pub 207-824-4717 | Inn 207-824-1274 briarleainn.com | Take-out available. British/Indian/American cuisine. Gourmet pizza. Call for delivery. · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 56

Kowloon Village Chinese Restaurant H

Mountain View Mall 190 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-3707 | 207-824-3709 kowloonvillage.com

& Catering Company

Authentic Pit-Style BBQ Ribs • Brisket • Chicken • Pork Route 2, Bethel • Orange Trailer at the Good Food Store

smokingoodbbq.net

207-824-3754 1-800-879-8926 www.goodfoodbethel.com

Open Thurs-Sun 11:30AM to 7:30PM Mon-Wed when you see smoke

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W H E R E T O E AT The Local Hub H

224 Main Street (Rt. 26), Greenwood, ME 207-875-0011 | localhubmaine.com localhubmaine@gmail.com Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Dine In. Heat & Eat Foods. Local & Organic Foods. Fresh Local Eggs, Butter & Milk.

Loon’s Nest Restaurant at Kezar Lake Marina 219 West Lovell Road, Lovell, ME 207-925-1911 (summer only) kezarlake.com thedavid3127@gmail.com

Matterhorn Ski Bar H

292 Sunday River Road, Newry, ME 207-824-OVEN (6836) matterhornskibar.com msb@matterhornskibar.com The only real brick-oven pizza. Steak, seafood, BBQ. Legendary apres-ski & the best in live music. Open for winter season only - Nov. to April.

The Meeting House H 23 Skiway Road, Newry, ME 207-824-1054 mainemeetinghouse@gmail.com mainemeetinghouse.com Late night & local hotspot.

Modern Barn H

19 Summer Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-3003 modernbarn207.com info@modernbarn207.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

OX Pub at Oxford Casino Hotel H

eat ◆ drink ◆ ski ◆ repeat

777 Casino Way, off Rt. 26, Oxford, ME 207-539-6700|oxfordcasino.com info@oxfordcasino.com Persons under 21 years of age may not enter the casino unless licensed as employees. Gambling problem? In Maine, call 2-1-1 or (800) 522-4700 for help. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 53

River Lanes H

32 Cross Street, Bethel, ME 207-705-9500 riverlanesbethel.com Pub Food & Sports Bar. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

River Haus & Well H

227 Skiway Road, opposite South Ridge Lodge at Sunday River 207-824-2222 riverhaus.me | info@riverhaus.me · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

incredible views of sunday river

après food, drinks & fun family-friendly dining

arcade & live music full menu & bar weddings & events

Rooster’s Roadhouse H

159 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-0309 | roostersroadhouse.com roostersroadhouse2014@yahoo.com A casual chef-owned restaurant and full service lounge, serving seafood, steaks, pasta, and pub fare. Children’s menu available. Upstairs Pub open daily with sports on the TVs, 100” projection screen, free WI-FI, great music. Take out available. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad next page

227 skiway road ◆ newry ◆ www.riverhaus.me ◆

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ROOSTER’S ROADHOUSE Reservations Accepted

Lobsters * Seafood * Steaks * Pasta * Pizza Pub Fare * Full Bar * TV’s * Cold Draft Beers ½ Pound Burgers * Catering Available

Present this Coupon for $5 OFF the purchase of $25 or more! Dine In only. Limit one coupon per party per visit.

restaurants continued Shipyard Brew Haus at White Cap Base Lodge H

(winter season only) Sunday River Resort, Newry, ME 207-824-5138 shipyardbrewhaus.com info@shipyardbrewhaus.com Now under New Management. Now open 7 days a week. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

Sliders Restaurant H

FUN, CASUAL, AFFORDABLE... ONLY AT ROOSTER’S!! www.roostersroadhouse.com

Jordan Hotel at Sunday River Resort 27 Grand Circle, Newry, ME 207-824-5300 sundayriver.com | info@sundayriver.com . . . . . . . . . . . . see ad inside back cover

159 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel • 824-0309

Smokin’ Good BBQ H

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local landmark beers

taproom

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Orange Trailer at the Good Food Store 212 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-4PIG (4744) smokingoodbbq.net Authentic Pit-Style BBQ - Ribs, Brisket, Pork, Chicken. The way Mom learned in prison. Fresh meat dry rubbed with secret spices and smoked over a hardwood fire. Catering available. Thurs-Sun 11:30-7:30. Mon-Wed when you see smoke. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 50

Steam Mill Brewing H

7 Mechanic Street, Bethel, ME steammillbrew.com steammillbrewingllc@gmail.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

7 Mechanic Street, Bethel, ME, 04217

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Suds Pub and Bistro 151 H 151 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2174 bistro151.com info@thesudburyinn.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad on center map

Sunday River Brewing Company H

29 Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 207-824-4ALE (4253) sundayriverbrewingcompany.com info@sundayriverbrewingcompany.com

caterers

Good Food Store & Catering Company H

212 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-3754 | goodfoodbethel.com info@goodfoodbethel.com Catering all occasions. Weddings, dinner parties, luncheons, corporate retreats, wine dinners, cocktail parties, party platters. In-home chef service. Full range of services available. We take pride in helping to make your event a success! · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 50

Rooster’s Roadhouse H

COLD BREWS & MOUNTAIN VIEWS open 7 days a week | now under new management www.shipyardbrewhaussundayriver.com | 207-824-5138

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159 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-0309 | roostersroadhouse.com roostersroadhouse2014@yahoo.com On- & off-site full service catering for all events. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page


W H AT T O D O golf courses

amusements & casinos ELC Outdoors (ziplines & aerial adventures) H

983 Upton Road (Rt. 26), Errol, NH 603-215-0002 elcoutdoors.com adventure@enrichedlearning.net · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

Oxford Casino Hotel H

777 Casino Way, off Rt. 26, Oxford, ME 207-539-6700 oxfordcasino.com info@oxfordcasino.com Persons under 21 years of age may not enter the casino unless licensed as employees. Gambling problem? In Maine, call 2-1-1 or (800) 522-4700 for help. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • see ad page 53

River Lanes H

32 Cross Street, Bethel, ME 207-705-9500 riverlanesbethel.com info@riverlanesbethel.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 51

ATV rentals

The Bethel Inn Resort: 18 hole Golf Course, Driving Range, Golf School H 21 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2175 bethelinn.com | info@bethelinn.com · · · · · · · · · · · see ad on center map

Sunday River Golf Club H

Sunday River Resort, 18 Championship Drive, Newry, ME 800-543-2754 sundayriver.com info@sundayriver.com · · · · · · · · · · · see ad inside back cover

guided trips, outfitters

moose & wildlife tours ELC Outdoors Boat Tours H 983 Upton Road (Rt. 26), Errol, NH 603-215-0002 elcoutdoors.com adventure@enrichedlearning.net · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

Northern Waters Outfitters H

NorthEast Snowmobile and ATV Rentals H

325 Main Street (Rt. 2), Gorham NH 800-458-1838 · 207-935-1220 northeastsnowmobile.com

canoe, kayak & boat rentals Bethel Outdoor Adventure & Campground H

121 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-4224 BethelOutdoorAdventure.com info@BethelOutdoorAdventure.com Riverside. Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Tube. Rentals/sales/shuttle service. Fishing - guides, trips, licenses.

Kezar Lake Marina

219 West Lovell Road, Lovell, ME 207-925-3000 summer, 207-665-2717 off season kezarlake.com | thedavid3127@gmail.com Boat rentals: pontoon, waterski, fishing, canoe/kayak

Northern Waters Outfitters H

Umbagog Wildlife Refuge, Errol, N.H. just through Grafton Notch State Park 603-482-3817 | beoutside.com northernwatersoutfitters@gmail.com - Family Whitewater Rafting, all ages & abilities (50 lb min). - Gentle Canoe and Kayak Trips; Pontoon Boat Tours; Guided Fishing & Camping Trips.

horseback riding & sleigh rides Deepwood Farm

84 Parsonage Hill Road, Albany Twp, ME (Bethel, ME) 207-824-2595 |deepwoodfarm.com dianne@oxfordnetworks.net Great trail rides on well-trained horses. Open year-round with 20 years’ experience. Romantic sleigh rides, too! 15 minutes from Bethel.

High Horse Stables & AlphaK9 Kennel H

233 Richardson Hollow Road Greenwood, ME | 207-890-5281 facebook.com/High-Horse-Stables​ -AlphaK9-Kennel mindy.sweetser@gmail.com Guided trail rides, therapeutic and private lessons, pony parties, petting zoo, licensed dog breeder.

Umbagog Wildlife Refuge, Errol, N.H. just through Grafton Notch State Park 603-482-3817 | beoutside.com northernwatersoutfitters@gmail.com Gentle Canoe and Kayak Trips; Guided or Self Guided.

Sport Thoma Maine H

288 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-2266 sportthomamaine.com luke@sportthomamaine.com Featuring top outdoor gear, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards for the family. Best pricing in town on boat rentals. Shuttle service.

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W H AT T O D O museums

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum H

99 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-3036 mainemineralmuseum.org info@mainemineralmuseum.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 3

Museums of the Bethel Historical Society H

10 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2908 | 800-824-2910 bethelhistorical.org info@bethelhistorical.org Exhibits, period house, research library, Museum Shop. Call or visit website for hours.

Ski Museum of Maine Western Maine Gallery 10 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2908 skimuseumofmaine.org info@skimuseumofmaine.org

rockhounding Maine Mineral Adventures

1148 South Main Street (Rt. 26), Woodstock, ME 207-674-3440 digmainegems.com jodymatolcsy@yahoo.com

OPEN INVITATION: Tour Hancock’s Sawmills GROWN IN MAINE. MANUFACTURED IN MAINE. HANCOCK EASTERN WHITE PINE.

Maine Mineralogy Expeditions at Bethel Outdoor Adventure H

121 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-4224 rocksme.biz info@BethelOutdoorAdventure.com Have fun in our covered sluice looking for gems & minerals while learning mineralogy. Great for kids & rainy days.

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum H

99 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-3036 mainemineralmuseum.org info@mainemineralmuseum.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 3

skiing | alpine & snowboard

Mt. Abram Ski Resort H

308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood, ME 207-875-5000 mtabram.com info@mtabram.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad next page

Sunday River Resort H

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15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME 800-543-2754 sundayriver.com info@sundayriver.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad inside back cover


W H AT T O D O skiing | nordic, snowshoe & fat bike

whitewater rafting ELC Outdoors H

Bethel Village Trails at The Bethel Inn Resort H

21 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-6276 | 207-824-2175 mahoosucpathways.org/winter 25 km ski, snowshoe, fat bike in winter; hiking and mountain bike trails in summer. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad on center map

Carter’s XC Ski Shop & Ski Center H

786 Intervale Road, Bethel, ME 207-824-3880 | cartersxcski.com cartersxcski@gmail.com 55km of ski, snowshoe, & fat bike trails along the river & to Farewell Mtn.

983 Upton Road (Rt. 26), Errol, NH 603-215-0002 elcoutdoors.com adventure@enrichedlearning.net

· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 55 Northern Waters Outfitters H

Umbagog Wildlife Refuge Errol, N.H. just through Grafton Notch State Park. 603-482-3817 beoutside.com northernwatersoutfitters@gmail.com Whitewater Rafting, all ages & abilities (50 lb min).

snowmobile rentals NorthEast Snowmobile and ATV Rentals H

325 Main Street (Rt. 2), Gorham NH 532 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 800-458-1838 | 207-935-1220 northeastsnowmobile.com

theaters The Gem! Movies, Art, and Co-working H 23 Cross Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-8248 thegemtheater.com thegemtheater@gmail.com

Call for delivery

at the Briar Lea Inn

Take out or dine-in

Classic pub fare, gourmet pizza and British, Indian & American cuisine. Families & groups welcome

PUB

150 Mayville Road (Rts 2 & 26), Bethel 207-824-4717 | briarleainn.com

tours Hancock Lumber H

639 Walkers Mills Rd (Rt. 26), Bethel, ME HancockLumber.com Open invitation to tour Hancock Lumber’s world-class Eastern White Pine sawmill. Email Erin Plummer to schedule your tour today, eplummer@hancocklumber.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

trails

Mahoosuc Land Trust H 162 North Road, Bethel, ME 207-824-3806 mahoosuc.org info@mahoosuc.org

Mahoosuc Pathways – Bethel Village Trails H

14 Main Street & 21 Broad Street, Bethel, ME 207-200-8240 | 207-824-6276 mahoosucpathways.org info@mahoosucpathways.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

WINTER & SUMMER TRAILS www.mahoosucpathways.org Hfind business on center map

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WHERE TO SHOP

convenience stores, gas Breau’s Too H

Maine Mineral & Gem Museum H

Mallard Mart H

Mason Antler Design

12 So. Main St. (Rt. 26), Bryant Pond, ME (207) 665-2933 | breaustoo.com Eat in & take out. Pizzas, subs, & deli. Liquor & beer. · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

99 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-3036 mainemineralmuseum.org info@mainemineralmuseum.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 3

33 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-6111 mallardmart.com Grab & go pizza, subs, & salads. Eat in or take out.

Serving Bethel & Surrounding Areas 207-890-9209 masonantlerdesign.com meantler@megalink.net

florists & greenhouses

What Not Shop Thrift Store

85 Lincoln Avenue, Rumford, ME 207-364-2139 | 207-364-4561 hopeassociation.org Supports individuals with developmental disabilities.

Briar Patch Greenhouse

85 Highland Terrace, Mexico, ME 04257 207-364-4000 hopeassociation.org Supports individuals with developmental disabilities.

Pooh Corner Farm and Greenhouses H

groceries, beer & wine Barking Dawg Spirits & Market H

436 Bog Road (off Rt. 2), West Bethel, ME 207-836-3276 poohfarm.com carole@poohfarm.com • Garden Center – gifts, seasonal décor, plants • Florist – weddings, events, delivery • Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, garland • 9-5 daily, Closed Monday & some Sundays

119 Skiway Road, Newry, ME 207-824-6969 barkingdawgmarket.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 49

Bethel Beverage Company H 284 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Unit A, Bethel, ME 207-824-0280 facebook.com/bethelbeveragecompany bethelbeveragecompany@gmail.com

furniture & appliances Stanley’s Furniture & Appliance Mart

77 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 207-364-3160 stanleysfurnituremart.com inquiry@stanleysfurnituremart.net Brand name furniture & appliances at the lowest prices–Serta, GE, La-Z-Boy, Broyhill. FREE Delivery & Removal. SHOP US ON-LINE!

gifts, galleries & clothing Elements Art Gallery – all things Maine made H 162 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-0577 elementsartgallerymaine.com elementsgallery@mac.com

Harvest Gold Gallery H

1082 Main Street (Rt. 5), Center Lovell, ME 207-925-6502 harvestgoldgallery.com harvestgold@fairpoint.net

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JAR Cannabis Co. H

2 Post Office Drive (off Sunday River Rd.), Newry, ME | 207-824-1326 jarcannabis.com contact@jarcannabis.com Made in Maine. Crafted for you. JAR Co. is committed to providing the purest and most effective cannabis products. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 67

Maine Balsam Fir Products 16 Morse Hill Road, West Paris, ME 800-522-5726 | 207-674-5072 mainebalsam.com info@mainebalsam.com

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Good Food Store & Catering Company H

212 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-3754 goodfoodbethel.com info@goodfoodbethel.com “Bethel’s Most Unique Grocer & Caterer!” We feature Heat and Eat foods, grocery items, and fresh produce; specialty beers and wines; natural and gourmet foods, fine cheeses; Maine maple syrup; fresh baked goods & coffee. Open daily 9 AM to 8 PM. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 50

hardware

Brooks Bros. True Value Hardware / Community Energy H

73 Main Street, Bethel, ME 04217 207-824-2158 | communityenergy.com Hardware, plumbing & household supplies, Carhartt.

Western Maine Supply Co. H

33 Cross Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2139 | 800-858-2139 westernmainesupply.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad next page

jewelry & gems

Sunday River Gems H

251 Sunday River Road, off Rt. 2, Newry, ME 207-824-3414 srgems@megalink.net Gold & silver jewelry, Maine gemstones, carvings, mortar & pestles, tumbled stones, mineral specimens, books, bookends, mining tools, maps, and so much more.


WHERE TO SHOP Maine Mineral & Gem Museum H

Pine Tree Glass Art H

99 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-3036 mainemineralmuseum.org info@mainemineralmuseum.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 3

outdoor clothing & gear

Sport Thoma Maine H

288 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-2266 sportthomamaine.com luke@sportthomamaine.com Featuring top outdoor gear and accessories for the whole family.

284 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Unit B, Bethel, ME 04217 | 207-824-0280 pinetreeglassart.com pinetreeglass@gmail.com

toys Bethel Toys & Trendz H

162 Main Street, (at The Philbrook Place), Bethel, ME 207-824-0577 facebook.com/betheltoysandtrendz Cool toys land here!

True North Adventureware H

196 Walkers Mills Road (Rt. 26), Bethel, ME 207-824-2201 truenorthadventureware.com adventureware@mac.com 1 mi. south of Bethel village on Rt. 26. Footwear, clothing, outerwear, swimsuits, backpacks & more.

ski wear, equipment, rentals & repairs Bob & Terry’s Ski & Sports Outlet H

61 Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 207-824-2323 | 603-356-3133 • 877-SKI-NSKI bobandterrys.com sportsoutlet@roadrunner.com Bring this ad and get 10% off rentals and tuning.

Carter’s XC Ski Shop & Ski Center H 786 Intervale Road, Bethel, ME 207-824-3880 cartersxcski.com cartersxcski@gmail.com

The Great American Ski Renting Co. & Ski Wear Outlet H

101 Sunday River Road, Bethel, ME 207-824-3092 | skidemo.com Absolutely the BEST ski rentals available anywhere and while you wait ski tunes. 2020 models from Armada, Blizzard, K2, Rossignol, Salomon, Volkl.

Sport Thoma Maine H

288 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-824-2266 sportthomamaine.com luke@sportthomamaine.com Premier full service ski retailer. Featuring Best Tunes, Rentals & Demo Center; Expert Boot Fitting; The Race Room.

smoke shops JAR Cannabis Co. H

2 Post Office Drive (off Sunday River Rd.), Newry, ME | 207-824-1326 jarcannabis.com contact@jarcannabis.com Made in Maine. Crafted for you. JAR Co. is committed to providing the purest and most effective cannabis products. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 67

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AREA SERVICES animal care

Ripley and Fletcher Ford H

Bethel Animal Hospital

80 Main Street (at the railroad crossing), South Paris, ME 207-743-8938 ripleyandfletcherford.com ripleys@megalink.net · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 66

179 Walkers Mills Road (Rt. 26), Bethel, ME 207-824-2212 bethelanimalhospital.com bahvets@megalink.net

automotive services

architect TDArchitect

23 Cross Street, Bethel, ME 828-231-2399 tdarchitect907.com tdarchitect907@gmail.com

assisted living facilities Brookview Residential H 740 Vernon Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2082 timothy@brookviewresidential.com brookviewresidential.com

automotive sales

Bessey Motor Sales H

209 Main Street, South Paris, ME 207-743-6341 besseymotor.com john@besseymotorsales.com Customer First Award Winner · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

Bessey Motor Sales 207-743-6341 BesseyMotor.com Gold Class Collision Center Service Loaner Fleet Factory Trained Technicians

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Bennett Automotive H 149 Walkers Mills Road (Rt. 26), Bethel, ME 207-824-2597 bennettautomotive.net ASE Master Certified / Import Specialist.

Bessey Motor Sales H

209 Main Street, South Paris, ME 207-743-6341 besseymotor.com john@besseymotorsales.com Customer First Award Winner · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

Line-X of Western Maine H

70 Main Street, South Paris, ME 207-744-9835 linexofwesternmaine.com southparisme@line-x.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 66


AREA SERVICES automotive services continued Ripley and Fletcher Ford H

80 Main Street (at the railroad crossing), South Paris, ME 207-743-8938 ripleyandfletcherford.com ripleys@megalink.net · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 66

building trades & supplies Clean Cut Painting Company Serving Western & Southern Maine 207-416-6400 | 13ngup@gmail.com cleancutpaintingcompany.com Residential painting, staining, drywall, and repairs.

Clearwater Builders 750 North Road, Bethel, ME 207-418-9922 clearwatermaine.com bslilly@megalink.net

Davis Mountain Builders

511 Concord Pond Road, Woodstock, ME 207-357-6160 davismountainbuilders.com kevin@davismountainbuilders.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

Doug Zinchuk Roofing

Bethel, Maine 207-824-2335 rzinchuk@yahoo.com Reliable work, reasonable prices, new roofs or redos. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

Davis Mountain Builders

Carpentry & General Contracting Davis Mountain Build

Kevin LaRue & ~ OWNER Carpentry General Contrac (207) 665-2348 MIL-TBP-41 (207) 357-6160 Cell MIL-TBP-41 compliant

compliant

Kevin LaRue

(207) 665-2348 (207) 357-6160 Cell

Hancock Lumber H

116 Portland Road, Bridgton, ME 207-647-8333 HancockLumber.com eplummer@hancocklumber.com · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 55

Mailman Construction

393 Paradise Road, Bethel, ME 207-381-7052 mailmanconstruction.wordpress.com billymailman@icloud.com

Maine Passive House H

303 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-464-8070 mainepassivehouse.com info@mainepassivehouse.com

WesternMaineRoofing.com

Phil’s Concrete

294 Route 232, Bryant Pond, ME 207-665-2503 korhonenlandcare.com bruce@philsconcrete.com AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

207.890.8367 | Sunday River | Bethel | Oxford | More

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AREA SERVICES Western Maine Roofing & Siding

Serving the Bethel area 207-890-9367 maineroofingsiding.com maineroofingandsiding@yahoo.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

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electricians Flanders Electric

50 Beal Street, Norway, ME 207-743-6526 generatorsbyflanders.com info@generatorsbyflanders.com

financial services

33 Cross Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2139 | 800-858-2139 westernmainesupply.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 58

Franklin Savings Bank H

alldoyles CLEANING

KeyBank

Bethel Family Dentistry Dr. Jan Sapak D.M.D. H

Northeast Bank H

cleaning services

Serving the Bethel/Sunday River area 207-357-0275 godoyles@gmail.com

dentists 44 North Road, Bethel, ME (207) 824-3378 bethelfamilydentistry.com info@bethelfamilydentistry.com

education

155 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 207-364-7866 FranklinSavings.Bank fsbinfo@franklinsavings.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad next page Serving Bethel, Rumford, & Oxford Hills 207-743-6311 | 207-364-4567 key.com Helping you with your financial wellness journey.

11 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2117 | 800-284-5989 northeastbank.com neinformation@northeastbank.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad next page

Norway Savings Bank H

The Eddy School H

8 Bear River Road (Rt. 26), Newry, ME 207-381-7716 TheEddySchool.com TheEddy2011@gmail.com

Gould Academy H

39 Church Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-7777 gouldacademy.org admissions@gouldacademy.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

Telstar Regional Middle/ High School 284 Walkers Mills Road (Rt. 26), Bethel, ME 207-824-2136 ths.sad44.org | tms.sad44.org facebook.com/MSAD44

Bethel, Maine

One Parkway, Suite 100, Bethel, ME 207-824-4989 | 888-725-2207 norwaysavings.bank Norway Savings MortgageGo Mortgage made better. With dedicated local lenders, user-friendly tech, and great rates, it’s so easy to get started. Stop by our Bethel branch to learn more today! · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad next page

Oxford Federal Credit Union H

225 River Road, Mexico, ME 54 Fair Street, Norway, ME 800-991-9219 ofcu.org Connect with Oxford Federal Credit Union. Credit Union members can use Oxford FCU just like their home Credit Union with Shared Branching. Make deposits, withdrawals, payments, and more! Visit Oxford FCU in Mexico or Norway or online at ofcu.org. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 64

At Gould, we know that classrooms don’t need walls. Our students learn in the mountains, on the water, and within our authentic school community that balances innovation with tradition. Learn by doing. Experience Gould now.

Schedule a personalized tour today: 207-824-7777 | admissions@gouldacademy.org

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AREA SERVICES financial services continued The Tax Loft H

14 High Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-7096 taxloft.com rebeccarecord88@gmail.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad next page

fuel

Brooks Bros. True Value Hardware / Community Energy H

73 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2158 communityenergy.com Oil & propane delivery, service, & repair.

Dead River Company 33 Prospect Ave. Rumford, ME 207-364-3751 deadriver.com kerry.burgess@deadriver.com

Dixfield Discount Fuel

1180 Rt. 2, Suite 6, Rumford, ME 207-562-0972 dixfielddiscountfuel.com khoughton@dixfielddiscountfuel.com

BETHEL BRANCH 207.824.2117 11 MAIN STREET • BETHEL, ME 04217

www.northeastbank.com

health services Bethel Family Health Center H

32 Railroad Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2193 | 800-287-2292 BethelCHC.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad opp. page

mortgage G

Bridgton Hospital

10 Hospital Drive, Bridgton, ME 207-647-6000 bridgtonhospital.org

JAR Cannabis Co. H

2 Post Office Drive (off Sunday River Rd.), Newry, ME 207-824-1326 | jarcannabis.com contact@jarcannabis.com Made in Maine. Crafted for you. JAR Co. is committed to providing the purest and most effective cannabis products. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 67

Mountain View EyeCare, P. A. H

56 Franklin Street, Rumford 207-364-4491 140 Main Street, Bethel 207-824-2227 Dr. Peter Everett, Dr. Linda Cameron, Dr. William Keyes, Dr. Sarah Ellis, Dr. Lennie Shaw

With dedicated, local lenders, user-friendly tech, and great rates, it’s so easy to get started. mortgageGO.norwaysavings.bank

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AREA SERVICES Rumford Hospital

420 Franklin Street, Rumford, ME 207-369-1000 rumfordhospital.org

Stephens Memorial Hospital H

(Western Maine Health) 181 Main Street, Norway, ME 207-743-5933 wmhcc.org | graiverab@wmhcc.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

You plan for a good time. We’ll be here for the unexpected. Stephens Memorial Hospital

Western Maine Mountain Clinic H

181 Main Street, Norway, Maine (207) 743-5933 24/7 Physician Staffed Emergency Room

Western Maine Mountain Clinic

Located at South Ridge Base Lodge Sunday River Ski Resort (207) 824-4900 Open 7 days a week during ski season.

at Sunday River Resort, ME 207-824-4900 wmhcc.org graiverab@wmhcc.org · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

hot tubs & pools

Whittemore Pool, Spa & Property Management H

86 Common Road, Dixfield, ME 207-491-7713 hottub1@roadrunner.com Pool, hot tub, spa, and caretaking services.

www.wmhcc.org Facebook.com/StephensMemorialME

industry & manufacturing Coca-Cola Beverages Northeast

316 Western Avenue, South Portland, ME 800-339-2653 cokenortheast.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 65

REBECCA L. RECORD, E.A, P.C

The Tax Loft

Pepsi Beverages Company

Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll & Tax Services

191 Merrow Road, Auburn, ME 207-784-5791 pepsico.com · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 65

14 High St. Bethel, ME 04217 (Behind the Post Office)

(207) 824-7096 Fax: 207-824-7219

taxloft.com rebeccarecord88@gmail.com

insurance

Chalmers Insurance Group H 38 Paris Street, Norway, ME 207-743-8963 | 800-360-3000 chalmersinsurancegroup.com EEddy@chalmersinsurancegroup.com

Oxford Federal Credit Union H

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225 River Road, Mexico, ME 54 Fair Street, Norway, ME 800-991-9219 | ofcu.org You trust Oxford Federal Credit Union to offer products and services to help you do more with what you have. That’s why we’ve joined with a dedicated team of insurance professionals to bring you the TruStage Auto & Home Insurance Program. Learn more at ofcu.org/autoinsurance. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad page 64

United Insurance Rumford H

19 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 207-364-3766 | 800-439-4224 UnitedInsurance.net nicoleknowles@UnitedInsurance.net


AREA SERVICES insurance continued W. J. Wheeler Insurance H

1 Parkway, Suite 101, Bethel, ME 207-824-2580 15 Market Square, South Paris, ME 207-743-8927 wjwheeler.com michaeln@wjwheeler.com A locally-owned, independent agency since 1864.

Varney Agency H

111 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2588 mikes@megalink.net Specializing in real estate law & estate planning.

non-profit organizations Community Concepts Finance Corporation

11 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2178 varneyagency.com creinhard@varneyagency.com

17 Market Square, South Paris, ME 207-333-6419 ccfcmaine.org homequest@community-concepts.org

landscaping, hardscaping & excavation

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation H

Korhonen Land Care

294 Route 232, Bryant Pond, ME 207-665-2503 korhonenlandcare.com bruce@korhonenlandcare.com

8 Sundance Lane, Newry, ME 2 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2440 | maineadaptive.org info@maineadaptive.org Year-round recreation for people with disabilities.

Oxford Hills SCORE

legal services Crockett & Wright, P.C. H 63 Main Street, Bethel, ME 207-824-2247 sclawme.com info@sclawme.com

Michael T. Steven & Associates H

2 Market Square, South Paris, ME 207-743-0499 oxfordhills.score.org oxfordhillsscore@gmail.com Free, confidential business mentoring services.

photographers Carol Savage Photography Serving Maine and Bethel area 207-890-5258 carolsavagephotography.com savage1@megalink.net

Mainescape Media – Real Estate Photography Serving Western Maine 207-330-0828 mainescapemedia.com kirk@mainescapemedia.com Interiors, architecture, aerials.

Studio 6 Photography 6 Harding Lane, Dixfield, ME 207-357-9219 thestudio6photography.com christalstudio6@gmail.com

Yeah Bud! Photography

Craig Derek Angevine 207-515-2173 YeahBudPhotography.com/Weddings craig@yeahbudphotography.com

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AREA SERVICES printing services & publishers Smith & Town Printers LLC 42 Main Street, Berlin, NH 603-752-2150 | 800-287-2150 smithandtownprinters.com files@smithandtownprinters.com

real estate & developers Bean Group at Bethel Sunday River H

303 Mayville Road (Rt. 2), Bethel, ME 207-418-1560 cassiemason.com cassie@cassiemason.com

Mahoosuc Realty, Inc. H 16 Parkway, Bethel, ME 888-310-2771 | 207-824-2771 mahoosucrealty.com info@mahoosucrealty.com

· · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad inside front cover Mountain Real Estate Company Susan DuPlessis, Owner/Broker H

227 Skiway Road, Newry, ME 207-824-3100 (o)| 207-400-7886 (c) mountainrealestatecompany.com susan@mountainrealestatecompany​.com

Sally Harkins & Co. Real Estate H 111 Skiway Road, Newry, ME 207-807-0732 sundayriverhomes.com Sally@SundayRiverHomes.com

Sunday River Real Estate H

Sunday River Resort 15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME 207-824-5051 | 800-207-2354 sundayriver.com realestate@sundayriver.com · · · · · · · · · · · see ad inside back cover

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salons, spas & skincare Jordan Spa H

Sunday River Resort Jordan Hotel, 27 Grand Circle, Newry, ME 207-824-5328 sundayriver.com info@sundayriver.com · · · · · · · · · · see ad inside back cover

Sarah R. Lane Custom Art By appointment | Bethel, ME slanecustomart.com sarah.r.lanecustomart@gmail.com Licensed tattoo artist, microblading, henna tattoos.

Skin Cayer & Nails / Performance Massage H 16 Parkway, Suite 4, Bethel, ME 207-357-9211 facebook.com/skincayer pennicayer@yahoo.com

television - local Sunday River TV 1301

Sunday River Resort, 15 South Ridge Road, Newry, ME 207-824-5007 | sundayrivertv.com sundayriver@outsidetv.com Local weather, events, & trail conditions. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

tent rentals Olson’s Tent Rental / Knik Tent Rentals

760 East Bethel Road, Bethel, ME 207-875-5765 facebook.com/OlsonsTentRental memeolson@gmail.com


AREA SERVICES transportation services CheSha Taxi Service

Serving Sunday River & Bethel Areas 207-418-7728 gwbstew@yahoo.com

websites, graphic design, & marketing services Corina Design

Norridgewock, ME 207-587-2054 corinadesign.com corina@corinadesign.com Freelance graphic designer for tourism and corporate markets.

DMC Livery Service

Serving the Bethel/Sunday River area (207) 576-4750 dmcliveryservice.com dmcliveryservice@gmail.com

Uprise Partners

32 Parkway Drive, Bethel, ME uprisepartners.com hello@uprisepartners.com

Northeast Charter & Tour Co.

235 Goddard Road, Lewiston, ME 888-593-6328 | 207-784-3159 gonect.com | info@gonect.com Town car, 11 seat Mercedes Sprinter, 14 seat van, school buses, mini-coaches, 34-56 seat motorcoaches available. Local & out of town services for private groups of all sizes. Weddings, special occasions, day trips, shuttle transportation.

tree care/removal Top Notch Tree Service

Brady & Loretta Chapman 207-357-WOOD | 207-507-1117 topnotchtreemaine.com View enhancements, removals, hazardous take downs, pruning, chipping, and snow removal services. Each fully and separately insured.

wellness JAR Cannabis Co. H

2 Post Office Drive (off Sunday River Rd.), Newry, ME 207-824-1326 | jarcannabis.com contact@jarcannabis.com Made in Maine. Crafted for you. JAR Co. is committed to providing the purest and most effective cannabis products. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · see ad this page

wedding officiants

Weddings by Ellie

Serving the Bethel area and beyond 207-592-9614 reverendelliemaineweddings.com workngal@megalink.net

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