Bethel

Dark Sky High

The mountain peaks we ski by day are in relief against the sky, blanketed and tucked away as temperatures dip and darkness falls. Yet, at Sunday River, the mountain scenery can be very much alive after dark—particularly on winter weekends when … Continue reading

Sunday River

The Grand Pooh Bear

Sunday River’s competition center is the oldest building on Barker Mountain and it smells like it— sweat-soaked wool, spilled beer, and wet carpet predominate. The walls are nicked by ski boots and covered with jerseys and medals, and the offices … Continue reading

Bethel (Winter)

Prior to this trip, I’ve been on skis once in 13 years, and my boyfriend, Seth, hasn’t been on a snowboard in about 10. As a kid I used to head to Sunday River every weekend on a school trip. … Continue reading

Bethel (Summer)

To set the pace for the weekend ahead, I opt for the slightly loner, scenic drive up Routes 302 and 35, past beautiful Songo Pond in Bethel. Having grown up in the area, I look forward to “coming home” for … Continue reading

Bethel

I couldn’t wait to go on my first-ever 48HRS assignment to Bethel and Newry, just a small road trip from Portland. My boyfriend, Adam, and I love exploring Maine, so we knew this would be a perfect little getaway. Friday … Continue reading

Woody Hughes

Woody Hughes is the owner of Bethel’s Mill Hill Inn. An acclaimed potter, he previously taught at Dowling College and Parsons The New School for Design. Hughes returned to Western Maine in 2001 to teach pottery and design at his … Continue reading