Four Seasons Realty

Four Seasons Team at Bean Group
fax 207.824.3722

Gary Williamson

Julia Williamson
Property Management & Rentals

Louise Rice
Associate Broker and Rental Manager


Bethel, Maine

Area Links
Bethel's Snow Woman
Sun Valley Sports

Bethel, Maine is known as "Maine's Most Beautiful Mountain Village."  Nestled at the base of the White Mountains (also known as the Longfellow Range) astride the Androscoggin River, Bethel is a classic New England village with town common, white-steepled churches and federal period homes gracing its National Historic District.

             Winter's abundant snowfall has enabled Bethel to become the Cross Country Ski Capital of Maine. It has three cross country centers, back country skiing and snow shoeing in the White Mountain National Forest, and guided back country tours at the Outward Bound School.  Local snowmobile clubs maintain over 50 miles of trails accessible from vacation homes.  Bethel is home of the Guinness Book of Record's World's Tallest Snowman and Snow woman.

            Thanks to local, state and federal clean-up programs, the Androscoggin has seen a rebirth of activity for trout fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Bethel is an ideal location for the casual day hiker or the serious mountain climber. The Bethel Area Chamber has a list of day hikes with detailed maps.  For bicyclist, the Chamber has maps of designated backcountry road tours.            

          Bethel's Main Street shopping experience offers an eclectic mix from Maine made jellies and jams, maple syrup and "Moose" chocolate pops, to handcrafted jewelry of western Maine tourmalines, Scottish imports and world famous pottery. Despite its small size Bethel has an historical society with 1800's period house,  a 20,000 volume library, four-screen movie theater, video rental store, internet cafe and an entertainment center (Big Adventure) with laser tag, climbing wall, mini-golf and waterslide.

            Last but not least, are the eats.  Per capita, Bethel may have more restaurants than any other town its size in the United States. The choices range from gourmet cuisine to natural organic dining, family fare, pub food, Chinese, and over a half dozen choices for pizza. Local church and Grange Hall suppers, summer farmer's market; produce, wine and specialty food stores assure visitors will never go hungry.


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