With dozens upon dozens of things to do at the resort and nearby, our Activities Concierge Center has been created to help you choose the things you would like to do during your stay at The Bethel Inn Resort. From resort activities to outdoor adventures, natural wonders and man-made attractions, The Activities Concierge Center has everything you need to know to complement your visit to the resort and Bethel area.
The Center is located off the Main Lobby and includes brochures as well as on-line access to assist in making your choices. Plus, our Activities Coordinator is there to personally assist you with resort and area recreation options.
These “Can’t Miss” activities are a must during your visit to Bethel:
Golf on our Championship course, five tee positions to suit every ability!
Canoeing/Kayaking at the Lake house, a “hidden gem”, just 3 miles from the Inn.
Explore our cross country ski & snowshoe trail network.
Back lawn sunset, grab a cocktail from the Tavern and enjoy the view.
Swim under the stars, our heated outdoor pool is the perfect way to end any day.
The best part? The above activities are available right here at The Bethel Inn Resort! While many of the activities can be arranged during your visit, some of them will need to be pre-arranged, prior to your arrival.
Please call or use our Activities Request Form.
RIGHT HERE AT THE RESORT
Even if you are not on our golf package or in the golf school, the course, practice facilities, and personal PGA instruction are available to you. Just check with the Golf Shop for details.
Golf School/Golf Lessons
New England’s most complete and affordable golf school operates from May to October. Take your game to the next level this summer… improvement, guaranteed!
Mahoosuc Kids Camp
An area summer day camp for children ages 5 – 11. Daily activities and weekly themes and may include a golf clinic, swimming lessons or a field trip. Advanced reservations required. See their 2015 brochure with programs & dates…
Located at the Health Club, let our licensed therapists add a memorable experience to your stay. Enjoy Massage Treatments, Scrubs & Specialty Bodywork.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing – Winter
Enjoy over 40km of groomed and tracked cross country ski trails right out our back door.
Horse drawn sleigh/wagon rides – Winter
Available this winter on Saturdays, Holidays and during Bethel area festivals and events.
Ice Skating – Winter
We offer lighted ice skating rink at the resort. Please bring your own skates…
Our Har-Tru court is open to all our guests, with rackets and balls available in the Golf Shop.
The Health Club
The 90* outdoor heated pool, saunas and fitness room are available to all our guests
The Lake House
This rustic retreat offers a beach, deck, lake swimming, kayaks and canoes for the enjoyment of all our guests during the summer.
Video game room, pool table and darts in the Tavern, shuffle board, corn hole/bag toss are also available to all our guests.
Click here for our Activities Request Form.
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboarding
The Bethel Inn has partnered with Sport Thoma, a local retailer, to provide self guided canoes, kayak and paddle board adventures on the Androscoggin River and at our lake house on Songo Pond. These trips on nearby rivers include equipment, transportation and an instructional overview. Advanced reservations required 24 hours in advance.
Feel the power of paws with New England Dog Sledding. With 15 years of experience let New England Dog sledding provide a unique winter experience for your family or group.
The Bethel area offers some of the best fly fishing in the state on its many rivers and streams, see the Androscoggin map. Let a Maine Guide take you on a trip of a lifetime and the waters of Maine or New Hampshire. These fishing adventures include all equipment (if needed) with wading or drift boat trips available on the nearby Androscoggin River.
Take a scenic trail ride with spectacular views of the Mahoosuc mountains, for beginner and advanced riders.
Moose & Wilderness Safaris
An evening adventure to learn more about our eco system and forestry management practices… and the realistic chance to photograph moose in their natural habitat.
Road Biking & Mountain Biking at Sunday River – Cycling video…
The Sunday River Mountain Bike Park offers 15 trails and 20 miles of lift serviced riding with varying difficulty levels and terrain ranging from open work roads to single track. The “Chondola” will be running to serve the mountain bike trail network.
Scenic Chairlift Rides at Sunday River
Sunday River offers scenic lift rides during the summer and fall to the top of North Peak allowing visitors to view the Mahoosuc Mountains up close during the summer and fall foliage season.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Bethel, Maine is know as “the greatest ski town in the Universe” by Ski Magazine. Sunday River Ski Resort offers over 130 trails from 8 mountains peaks, just 6.8 miles from the resort. Less than 5 minutes away is Mt. Abram Family Ski Resort with nearly 45 trails and a great learning area for beginners and families. The Bethel Inn offers lodging packages with lift tickets to both areas.
It’s a full day, but worth the trip to the Kennebec or Penobscot Rivers.
Please note: While it may be possible to arrange the above activities after your arrival, we strongly suggest that they be pre-arranged by either phone or by filling out our Activities Request Form.
OTHER AREA ATTRACTIONS: NATURAL & MAN-MADE
The Oxford Casino is just 45 minutes from The Bethel Inn Resort. www.oxfordcasino.com
Other Golf Courses Nearby
Sunday River Golf Club (Robert Trent Jones Jr.), Poland Springs (Donald Ross), The Balsams (Donald Ross), Belgrade Lakes, Androscoggin Valley, Kezar Lake, Point Sebago, Spring Meadows and more. Our Golf Shop can help you make arrangements.
Bethel offers a variety of antique shops in and outside of the Bethel Village. Offering treasures from near and far. Maine-made gifts, pottery, outdoor wear, specialty shops and more.
Family Theme Parks
Celebrate the joy of Christmas with the family all year! Located just 40 minutes from the Inn, enjoy rides, shows and more, all with a holiday theme. www.santasvillage.com
Located just 45 minutes from the Inn in Glen, NH. A 35 acre park with rides, shows and family attractions. www.storylandnh.com
Six Gun City
Family fun with a country western theme. Just 40 minutes from the Inn, enjoy a Waterpark, rides, shows & more. www.sixguncity.com
Gem & Mineral Tours
The Bethel area is part of a region that is one of the world’s richest resources of gems and minerals. Take a tour of a local mine in Albany, Maine.
Hiking/Walking/Jogging – Hiking video…
Hike or trail run one of the dozens of trails in Grafton Notch State Park (see video) or the White Mountain National Forest. In-town Bethel, enjoy the 1.5 mile Androscoggin River Recreational Walking Trail or the 1 mile Bethel Recreational Path.
Take a tour of our National Historic District. From historic homes to regional barns on display, be sure to visit the Bethel Historical Society’s Regional Historic Center during your visit. Mt. Washington Auto Road: You might have seen the bumper sticker, “This car climbed Mt. Washington”. Just 45 minutes from the resort, take the trek and enjoy amazing views of New England. State & National Parks: Bethel, Maine borders the White Mountain National Forest with Evan Notch and Grafton Notch State Parks located just miles from resort offering dozens of hikes, waterfalls and natural attractions.
Scenic Drives – Scenic drive video…
From valley drives along the Androscoggin River banks to country roads through historic farmsteads, Bethel provides a unique auto-touring adventure with ample photo opportunities.
Click here for our Activities Request Form.