Near to the White Mountain Range is Bethel, Maine. The charming town on the banks of the Androscoggin River is packed with outdoor activities, having state parks on its doorstep and ski resorts nearby. For a calmer getaway, Bethel is also home to museums, golf courses, and great restaurants.
Grafton Notch State Park is home to a range of beautiful hiking trails, including routes where visitors can make their way to the mountain summit, boasting stunning views of the Mahoosuc Mountain Range. Alternatively, the Steps Falls is a great hike with unforgettable cascading waterfalls -- ideal for budding photographers.
If you fancy your hand at mining for gems, Bumpus Mine’s Tunnels is the place to be. Here, visitors hunt for gems and crystals in part of the ‘Mineral Belt’ in Maine. To learn more about this side of Bethel’s past, head to the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum.
The best time to vacation in Bethel in from June to September when the weather is perfect for being outdoors.