Bethel is located in the western part of Maine, about 70 miles
from the coast. The area is one of rugged mountains, remote lakes,
swift streams and rivers, and intriguing forests. The White Mountain
National Forest is a mere step away, the Appalachian Trail is ten
miles from our door, and the Androscoggin River within spitting
We are just 20 minutes from both Sunday River Ski Resort and Mt. Abrams Ski Area. Cross country skiing is just out our back door, as is snowmobiling.
The area is perfect for outdoor adventures. Bicycling, either on
road or by more rugged mountain bikes. Hiking in the area is superb.
Again, hikes can be tailored to the skill level and needs of the
party - from easy to blisteringly tough! Canoeing is easily accessible,
either on some of the local lakes, or the Androscoggin River. In
either case, the waters are perfect for families, and folk with
little (or even no) experience. Fishing is fabulous all summer in
the area. Small Mouth Bass and Trout are the most commonly fished
species, either from shore, or a boat.
For those with less active tastes, or to fill in summer evenings,
the BIG adventure center has Laser Tag, indoor climbing, mini golf
and a water slide. The hostel is perfect for groups who want to
combine hostelling with outdoor adventuring. We will work with you
to design the perfect vacation or stay.