134 Mayville Road Bethel, ME 04217

To Do Summer


S. Timberlake – Timberlake and Company

Beautiful hardwood cutting boards made in Maine may be seen displayed on our Shaker tables in our Bethel, Maine store. You will also discover many useful and unique woodenware items and learn how we make our wood products and Shaker furniture in our workshop. Be sure to ask about our trademark “Perfect Spreader“, a wooden jam spreader you will find more uses for than a conventional table knife. The assortment of maple, cherry, and mixed hardwood cutting boards and trays you will find in our store is always changing but you will always find a board just right for your home or special, natural gift. The beautiful finish and woods in our handmade cutting boards create a functional piece of art made for daily use.
Visit us soon. Sales on select pieces of Shaker furniture reproductions we have on display change weekly.
Be Sure To Check Out Our Small Business Saturday Specials!

Far East Antiques

Top quality antiques from both the East & the West; top quality furniture & gifts; the most unique assortment you’ll find anywhere. Located at the Philbrook Place on Main Street in Bethel. Phone: 207-824-2997

Mollyockett Marketplace Antique Center

Offering everything from pedal cars and early toys to oak, period, country and pine furniture…glass, china and pottery…books, primitives, art, …etc. Located on Route 26 at Jct. Route 219 in West Paris. Phone: 207-674-3939

Arts & Heritage

Bethel Historical Society’s Regional History Center

A center with two side-by-side facilities featuring the O’Neil Robinson House with changing exhibits and the Dr. Moses Mason period house museum. Also, included — research library; museum shop; collections relating to western Maine & the White Mountain region; lectures; special events. Located on Broad Street on the common. Bethel. Phone: 207-824-2908 & 800-824-2910 www.bethelhistorical.org

Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center

“One of Maine’s Hidden Treasures” – Summer season starts late June. A 300 seat rustic-style theatre nestled among rose hemlocks, Deertrees is a non-profit performing arts center presenting an eclectic offering of theater, music, dance and children’s shows.
Harrison, ME about a 30 minute drive from Bethel. Phone: 207-583-6747

Mahoosuc Arts Council

Presents programs in the arts and humanities in the schools and communities of the greater Bethel area. Phone: 207-824-3575 mahoosuc@gouldacademy.org

The McLaughlin Foundation

A garden and horticultural center, The McLaughlin Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving one of Maine’s renowned historic landscapes. Featuring a 4.6 acre historic garden and 19th century extended New England farmhouse, the garden is open daily during the season. The center and gift shop are open year-round. Tea room open June-September. South Paris, ME. Phone: 207-743-8820

Moose / Wildlife Viewing Trips

Bethel Express Corp.

Taxi service and tours…moose tours, gem tours, coastal tours and much more. Robert Tuttle Tel: (207) 824-GOGO (4646) bethel_express@yahoo.com

Mountain Ranger Guide Service

Our guests ride in the comfort of our van while Sandy MacGregor–Registered Master Maine Guide–brings them to the habitat most likely to be inhabited by moose. While we can’t guarantee the moose will be there, we can guarantee that Sandy will enrich your tour with detailed natural history of the Western Maine Mountains–the natural ecosystem and watershed, how mankind has affected this delicate balance, what we are doing to restore and preserve it.
Moose tours are $35 for a party of up to 7, usually lasting minimum of 4 hours. Evening tours usually provide more moose for your viewing and photographic pleasure. Bring cameras, video, binoculars.
A comprehensive guide service dedicated to providing quality personalized 4-season outdoor adventures. 1094 Route 2, Rumford, ME 04276 Phone: 207-364-2506

Bike Rentals / Trips / Mountain Biking / Canoe / Kayak

Bethel Outdoor Adventure

Bicycle, canoe, and kayak rentals, shuttle service, maps, instruction, guided trips, family activities, customized expeditions and more. Located on Route 2, next to the Androscoggin River. Phone: 207-824-4224, 800-533-3607. Directly across the street from The Norseman – Our Guests receive SPECIAL DISCOUNTS!

Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center

Biking Center including bike rentals and trails for all abilities. Canoeing, Kayaking, & Fly Fishing Clinics, Guided Hiking and Walking Trails. Located at the base of Mt. Washington Route Mountain Biking in Maine16 in Gorham, NH. Tel: (603) 466-2333

Sunday River Mountain Park

With over 60 miles of challenging terrain, the Bike Park, the 1st in the East to offer lift served mountain biking, features all new novice terrain this summer. Just 4 miles from the Norseman. Phone: 207-824-3000

Kezar Lake Marina

Boat rentals, licenses, fishing tackle, watersports, boat and motor repair, gasoline, boat storage, slip rentals and a family restaurant on the water. Located at the “Narrows” on the West Lovell Rd., Lovell, Maine. Phone: 207-925-3000

Mountain Ranger Guide Service

A comprehensive guide service dedicated to providing quality personalized 4-season outdoor adventures including, but not limited to the following: hunting and fishing — all types, snowshoeing, x-country skiing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, naturalist treks, and family vacations. We make custom hand-crafted high-performance mahogany kayaks and paddles. 1094 Route 2, Rumford, ME 04276. Phone: 207-364-2506.

Round Pond Corner Store

Offering an expanded grocery selection, gas, resident and non-resident fishing and hunting licenses, plus canoe and kayak rentals. Located at the intersection of Rt. 26 and the turn off to Mt. Abram Family Resort Greenwood Maine. Phone: 207-875-2590 chrltweb@megalink.net

Saco Bound/Northern Waters/Rapid River Rafting

Gentle canoeing on the Saco River or the flatwater of Lake Ombagog, or whitewater rafting on the Rapid or Magalloway Rivers. Center Conway, NH. Phone: 603-447-2177

Rapid River Fly Fishing

Comprehensive fly fishing instruction and guided trips. Located at Middle Dam Andover, ME 04216. Phone: 207-392-3333, 800-346-4435

Sparrow Hawk Mountain Ranch

Located in West Bethel, on 150 beautiful acres, bordering the White Mountain National Forest in the western mountains of Maine, this brand new facility has a 160? x 80? INDOOR riding arena, 300? x 150? outdoor riding arena, and an 18 stall barn. The ranch offers riding instruction, horse training, customized day and overnight riding vacations for small groups or families, and 4 weeks of summer camp for girls.
Directions: Go right onto Rt. 2 west out of the Norseman, continue past the village of West Bethel (and Flat Rd.), take next left onto Fleming Road which forks immediately. Bear right at fork, continue on until you see the large facility! 120 Fleming Road, Bethel, ME 04217. Phone: 207-836-2528

Tirnanog Farm

Offering riding lessons and trail rides set in the beautiful mountains of western Maine. Enjoy the outdoors, the majesty of horses, and a petting zoo on this 200-year-old working farm, located just minutes from downtown Bethel. 538 E. Bethel Road, Bethel, ME Phone: 207-875-2308tirnanogfarm@hotmail.com

Whitewater Rafting Services

North Country Rivers, Inc.

Discover whitewater rafting in Maine on the Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers. No experience necessary. Lodging and camping packages available.

Professional River Runners of Maine, Inc

Offering whitewater rafting, camping, & canoeing trips on three world-class rivers in Maine.

Saco Bound/Northern Waters/Rapid River Rafting

Gentle canoeing on the Saco River or the flatwater of Lake Ombagog, or whitewater rafting on the Rapid or Magalloway Rivers.


1888 Wedding Reception Barn

Rustic barn wedding venues are growing in popularity. The 1888 Wedding Barn is Western Maine’s Wedding Ceremony and Reception Hall Venue located conveniently on Route 2 in Bethel, Maine close to all the Sunday River Valley Area attractions and amenities. (Within walking distance from the Norseman Inn and Motel)