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Hundreds of miles of maintained foot trails that reach far into the scenic and remote backcountry and an excellent system of shelters and tent sites across Maine offer backpackers plenty of possibilities for exploration on foot for several days to a week or more.
Maine's outstanding scenic beauty is a natural treasure. Over a million acres of recreation lands capture the best of this amazing landscape of seashore, mountains and hills, lakes and rivers, salt marshes and bottomland, woods and fields, and the largest undeveloped swath of forestland remaining in the East.
Welcome to Bethel, Maine's Most Beautiful Mountain Village, and to this enchanting area. Our region has a 200 year history of hospitality, fueled by its incredible natural beauty, endless opportunities for recreation in all four seasons, and its extraordinary cultural traditions.