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Bethel is a town in western Maine. It is near the White Mountain National Forest and home to Sunday River ski resort. Outward Bound and Gould Academy are also here.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Interstate 95 (Maine Turnpike) to Exit 63 "Gray" Route 26. Take Route 26 North.

Get around[edit]

  • The Mountain Explorer - a free shuttle providing shuttle service between Bethel Village and the Sunday River Ski Resort.



  • 1 Grafton Notch State Park (Follow State Route 26 north), +1 207 824-2912 (in season), +1 207 624-6080 (off season). 9Am-sunset. Open year-round but staffed May 15-Oct 15. The Appalachian Trail passes through this rugged landscape used to hike, fish, hunt, and in the winter snowmobile and cross-country ski. Breathtaking views from Old Speck Mountain. Grafton Notch State Park (Q1541870) on Wikidata Grafton Notch State Park on Wikipedia


  • Sunday River, Sunday River Rd (off Rt. 2 north of town), toll-free: +1-800-543-2. 131 trails and 18 lifts. Large resort with summer alpine activities and always something happening.
  • Mt. Abram, 308 Howe Hill Rd, Greenwood, ME, +1 207 875-5000.




Cafés & bakeries[edit]


Suds Pub, the Matterhorn, Liam's, and other local establishments also serve pizza.

  • Bethel's Best Pizza, Subs, & Ice Cream, 160 West Bethel Rd, +1 207 824-3192, . Serves breakfast, a wide variety of pizza, subs, panini sandwiches, and all sorts of ice cream treats. Delivery available to houses, condos, or hotel rooms anywhere in Bethel and surrounding towns including Sunday River.
  • Home Slice Pizza, Lower Main Street (at the intersection of Railroad Street), +1 207 824-4700. Pizza, subs, tacos, stuffed breadsticks available. Delivery and take-out available.
  • New York Pizza, 119 Skiway Rd, +1 207 824-6969, . (Newry). Authentic New York pizza and sub take-out shop on the Sunday River access road. NY Pizza is now part of the Barking Dawg Market.
  • Pat's Pizza Family Restaurant, 37 Mayville Rd, +1 207 824-3637. Full-service homemade pizza restaurant, also featuring homemade soup, lasagna, and chicken and eggplant parm. Also has full liquor bar with micro-brew drafts, wine and bottled beers.

Casual dining[edit]

  • Suds Pub, 151 Main St, +1 207 824-6558, . Great pizza, take out, 29 beers on tap, live entertainment Th-Sa.
  • Smokin' Good BBQ, 212 Mayville Rd (Rt 2) (Orange Trailer at the Good Food Store), +1 207 824-4744. Th-Su 11:30AM-7:30PM. Finest fresh meat, dry rubbed with secret spices and slowly smoked with local hardwood. Served up with homemade sides and some attitude.

Fine Dining[edit]



Bed & Breakfasts, inns and motels[edit]

Chalets & rental homes[edit]

Slopeside Lodging[edit]

  • The Grand Summit Hotel, toll-free: +1-800-543-2754. Sunday River Ski Resort. Upscale 230 room hotel featuring two restaurants, a health club and a heated outdoor pool and a true slopiside location.
  • Jordan Grand Hotel, 27 Grand Cir, toll-free: +1-800-543-2754. Sunday River Ski Resort. 195 room hotel slopeside to the Lollapalooza trail with a health club, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and two restaurants.
  • Snow Cap Inn, 9 Snow Cap Rd, toll-free: +1-800-543-2754. Sunday River Ski Resort. Cozy mountainside lodging featuring a fitness room, outdoor pool and ski lockers a short walk away from the slopes.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Bethel
St. JohnsburyGorham ← Jct MA Route 113.svg S  W US 2.svg E  NewryBangor
AndoverNewry  N MA Route 5.svg S  → Jct MA Route 93.svg EFryeburg
Jct US 3.svg SNewry  N MA Route 26.svg S  → Jct MA Route 232.svg NParisPortland
END  N MA Route 35.svg S  → Jct MA Route 118.svg EBridgton

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