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Things to do in Bethel

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Sporting Goods Shop
“Sunday River is one of Maine's largest and most visited ski resorts. Its vertical drop of 2,340 feet is the second largest in Maine and the sixth largest in New England.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Brewery
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“You can find everything from Donuts to Steak - great brew pub with full bar.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pub
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“Local color. Thursday night HOOT NITE - open mic. Wide selection of fare - burgers, pizza, salads, steak tips, fish n chips, and a whole lotta beer!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is so much fun for the a friends night out to a family night out. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“lots of yummy pre-made dishes, soups, nice selection of organic fruits and veggies, cookies, and higher end wines”
  • 24 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Mount Abram is a small family ski area in Greenwood, Maine, located a few miles outside of Bethel, Maine, and the Sunday River Resort. It has 1,150 feet of vertical drop, with five lifts servicing 10 easy, 21 Intermediate, and 13 expert trails. This is the mountain you can see at the intersection of Vernon and Tyler.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“friendly, well priced, baked goods, soups, lunches and open for dinner on weekends.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cho Sun is an authentic Korean and Japanese restaurant serving sushi and “Dolsot BiBimBop”, steamed rice and vegetables served in a hot stone bowl. Other menu items also available. Reservations are recommended on the weekend, especially during ski season. Large sushi trays available if given plenty of notice. GF friendly.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“4 screen movie theater with pizza, beer, wine and of course popcorn! open Thursday through Monday. and, there's now a bowling alley right next door! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious lunch and dinner. One of our favorite places for an upscale dinner. They always have fantastic specials!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Family-friendly, reasonably-priced alternative to Sunday River; extensive ski school offerings and recently expanded lodge; a bit of a throwback ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum showcases our geological history, displays renowned mineral and rock collections, provides educational opportunities for the novice and expert alike, conducts historical and geological research and is a Maine travel destination for residents and visitors. MMGM will house the finest collection of Maine minerals and gems. It will include the famous Perham Collection, viewed by generations in a local mineral store that operated for ninety years. MMGM will display one of the world’s foremost collections of extraterrestrial rocks—meteorites from Mars, the Moon and the Asteroid Belt that teach us about the origins of our Solar System.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Diverse menu for all, great seafood, salad bar, and delectable clam chowder.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Lodging
“lovely cross-country ski trails, heated outdoor pool - $20 for the day to ski and swim! fancy dining or pub dining”
  • 13 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Funky Red Barn (formerly the Backstage Lounge) is not an easy spot to find. They are located right in the heart of Bethel Village, just off Main Street. Take a right just before Keybank and look real hard…and listen. Find them once, you’ll never forget again. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“You can find everything from Donuts to Steak - great brew pub with full bar.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pub
“Local color. Thursday night HOOT NITE - open mic. Wide selection of fare - burgers, pizza, salads, steak tips, fish n chips, and a whole lotta beer!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is so much fun for the a friends night out to a family night out. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“lots of yummy pre-made dishes, soups, nice selection of organic fruits and veggies, cookies, and higher end wines”
  • 24 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“friendly, well priced, baked goods, soups, lunches and open for dinner on weekends.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Cho Sun is an authentic Korean and Japanese restaurant serving sushi and “Dolsot BiBimBop”, steamed rice and vegetables served in a hot stone bowl. Other menu items also available. Reservations are recommended on the weekend, especially during ski season. Large sushi trays available if given plenty of notice. GF friendly.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious lunch and dinner. One of our favorite places for an upscale dinner. They always have fantastic specials!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Diverse menu for all, great seafood, salad bar, and delectable clam chowder.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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