Bethel vacation rentals provide easy access to outdoor activities in this small, historic Maine town. It sits in Oxford County, and is a stone's throw from the ever-popular winter destination, the Sunday River Ski Resort. Vacation Homes should be your first stop in planning a trip to this charming community. Outdoor activities abound, in any season of the year. Whether your passion is skiing or fishing, you'll find something to tickle your fancy while staying at a Bethel vacation home.
If the great outdoors gets you going, you're in luck here. With such close proximity to the White Mountain National Forest, and countless beaches and campgrounds, experiencing nature at its finest has never been easier. The Bethel Outdoor Adventure and Campground on Mayville Road is a fun way to spend a couple of days, with plenty of recreational opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, biking, walking and fishing. You can even try your hand at "sluicing," where you can search for gems in materials gathered directly from local mines. Maine's state gem, tourmaline, is especially abundant, and can make for a unique memento to take home with you. Sitting on the banks of the Androscoggin River, pitch a tent or pull your camper in for a cheap stay.
You won't be at a loss for where to stay in the Bethel area. Travel to nearby towns to visit campgrounds like Littlefield Beaches Lakeside Campground, Grafton Notch or Coos Canyon Campground and Cabins.
Whitewater rafting is a popular water sport in Maine, with many companies offering quality experiences on the river, with varying degrees of difficulty. Magic Falls Rafting Company, for example, offers tours on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers. Its base facility features a challenging climbing wall, volleyball nets, hot tubs and tubing. Barbecue lunch is often included in these excursions, and Magic Falls is no exception. North Country Rivers in Bingham adds the Penobscot River to its itinerary. You don't need to have experience; just a love for the thrill of the water. All supplies are included, and there are experienced guides in each raft. Eat lunch on the riverbank, and add on packages including cabins and camping with tents or RVs.
Sleighs and Horses
In the winter, take a snowy sleigh ride and in the summer, hop on horseback and ride the trails. Deepwood Farm, open all year, offers all sorts of different packages for adults and children, with the majestic White Mountains providing the backdrop. Ride a horse along trails that skirt beaver ponds and woods where you may even spot a moose. In the winter, take an old-fashioned sleigh ride here or at nearby Bethel Inn Resort. During the warm months, Deepwood Farm offers fun summer camps for kids, and even a ladies' weekend.
From fishing and hunting to golf and tennis, chances are you'll find something to fit your lifestyle while at a Bethel vacation home. Some places are within the town proper, close to your lodgings and accommodations. Other places, you may have to drive a bit to check out. Either way, let Vacation Homes help you decide where to hang your hat. You can search by prices, location and amenities.