The Mahoosuc mountain region of western Maine
is an area steeped in culture and tradition, and has been turning visitors
into homeowners for more than two centuries. With its rich, blended history
of agriculture, the arts, and education, Bethel and the surrounding towns
of the Androscoggin River valley are an escape unto themselves. Whether you
visit for a quiet retreat or to enjoy the unique year-round outdoor adventures
these mountains provide, western Maine offers a community like none other.
People flock to the world-class skiing of
Sunday River Ski Resort and escape their 9-to-5 lives, but excellent skiing
and riding arent the only reasons to visit western Maine. The Appalachian
Trail; which winds its way 2,100 miles from Georgia into Maine; passes through
these Mahoosuc Mountains. This area puts you within reach of both the White
Mountain National Forest and Grafton Notch State Park, both of which provide
a myriad of outdoor opportunities. It's home to some of the most challenging
golf courses in the Northeast, including the all-new Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Sunday River Golf Club.
Few other settings put you amidst the most beautiful mountains in New England,
a short ride from the coast and an easy days drive to the major cities
of the Northeast. Add to that the diverse selections of activities, dining
and nightlife, and the arts, as well as the four unique seasons that grace
these mountains and youll understand why this area has been attracting
visitors for over 230 years.