February 23rd, 2021
Bethel: Maine’s Winter Playground
Welcome to Bethel, Maine’s most beautiful mountain village.
There’s plenty of winter fun to be discovered here. The centerpiece of winter sports is Sunday River, featuring eight mountain peaks connected by 135+ trails and glades that are accessed by 15 lifts. It’s a family-friendly place, where kids love the slope-side entertainment and snow tubing at South Ridge and teens appreciate the six terrain parks. Cross-country skiers find trails and equipment right in town at Bethel Inn Resort, where Inland Woods & Trails maintains 30km of classic and skate tracks, through forests and across fields with views of the Mahoosuc Mountains. Miles of snowshoe and fatbike trails and a skating rink make this a one-stop winter recreation center. Plenty of scenic trails are available, too, for those who prefer to explore the woods and fields on a snowmobile.
Carter’s XC Ski Center provides an authentic winter experience with varied levels of ski, snowshoe, fat bike and backcountry trails, a ski shop filled with all your touring, racing and backcountry needs, and eco-cabins available for rent.
For rooms, dining, and an après-ski scene all in one place, The Sudbury Inn is a family-friendly inn with a lively Suds Pub, featuring more than 29 beers on tap.
For more information, visit the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce online or stop by the office at Station Place in the center of town. Telephone: (207) 824-2282.