Summer Activities


The Sunday River Golf Club – Bethel
One of the premier courses in New England. Surrounded by miles of untouched wilderness and towering peaks, eighteen fairways offer stunning vistas as they wind through the Maine woods and over dramatic elevation changes. The setting is rivaled only by the unique design of the course, following the natural landscape and striking the perfect balance between challenge and playability.

Bethel Inn Golf – Renowned architect Geoffrey Cornish designed our 6,663 yard, 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.  The golf course is very walkable and walking is encourage to taking maximum advantage of your surroundings.
Phone: (207) 824-2175

Dog Boarding & Daycare

Barker Brook Kennels
120 Sunday River Rd, Bethel ME 04217
Phone: (207) 357-BARK

Tucker’s Doghouse
340 Walker’s Mills Rd. Bethel, ME.
Phone: (207) 381-7442

Arts & Heritage

Bethel Historical Society’s Regional History Center
A center with two side-by-side facilities featuring the O’Neil Robinson House with changing exhibits and the Dr. Moses Mason period house museum. Also, included — research library; museum shop; collections relating to western Maine & the White Mountain region; lectures; special events. Located on Broad Street on the common. Bethel.
Phone: (207) 824-2908 & (800) 824-2910

Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center
“One of Maine’s Hidden Treasures” – Summer season starts late June. A 300 seat rustic-style theatre nestled among rose hemlocks, Deertrees is a non-profit performing arts center presenting an eclectic offering of theater, music, dance and children’s shows. Harrison, ME about a 30 minute drive from Bethel.
Phone: (207) 583-6747

Bethel Area Arts & Music
Presents programs in the arts and humanities in the schools and communities of the greater Bethel area.

The McLaughlin Foundation
A garden & horticultural center, The McLaughlin Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving one of Maine’s renowned historic landscapes. Featuring a 4.6 acre historic garden and 19th century extended New England farmhouse, the garden is open daily during the season. The center and gift shop are open year-round. Tea room open June-September. South Paris, ME. Phone: (207) 743-8820

Bike Rentals / Mountain Biking / Canoe / Kayak

Bethel Outdoor Adventure
Canoe, & kayak rentals, shuttle service, maps, instruction, guided trips, family activities, customized expeditions & more. Located on Route 2, next to the Androscoggin River.
Phone: (207) 824-4224

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center
Biking Center including bike rentals and trails for all abilities. Canoeing, Kayaking, & Fly Fishing Clinics, Guided Hiking & Walking Trails. Located at the base of Mt. Washington Route 16 in Gorham, NH.
Phone: (603) 466-3988

Kezar Lake Marina
Boat rentals, licenses, fishing tackle, watersports, boat & motor repair, gasoline, boat storage, slip rentals and a family restaurant on the water. Located at the “Narrows” on the West Lovell Rd., Lovell, Maine.
Phone: 207-925-3000 (In Season), (207) 665-2717 Off Season (Nov – April)

Saco Bound/Northern Waters/Rapid River Rafting
Gentle canoeing on the Saco River or the flatwater of Lake Ombagog, or whitewater rafting on the Rapid or Magalloway Rivers. Center Conway, NH.
Phone: (603) 447-2177

Whitewater Rafting Services

North Country Rivers, Inc.
Discover whitewater rafting in Maine on the Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers. No experience necessary. Lodging and camping packages available.
Phone: (800) 348-8871

Professional River Runners of Maine, Inc
Offering whitewater rafting, camping, & canoeing trips on three world-class rivers in Maine.
Phone: (800) 325-3911

Saco Bound/Northern Waters/Rapid River Rafting
Gentle canoeing on the Saco River or the flatwater of Lake Ombagog, or whitewater rafting on the Rapid or Magalloway Rivers.
Phone: (603) 447-2177