Fall: Bethel is a special destination spot and a popular one for both natives and tourist. Bethel offers a beautiful location near the beautiful banks of the Androscoggin River and sits at the foot of Maine’s Appalachian Mountains. Bethel is rich in history and offers visitors some of the best recreational opportunities in Maine. For an entire month, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, events celebrating the holidays will take place in and around Bethel on the weekends. Open houses, ice skating on the town common, horse-drawn wagon rides, workshops, musical performances, Taste of Bethel and Theme Wreath Auction, Christmas tree lighting, sales and store specials, the Living Nativity, the popular, Taste of Bethel, and much more will take place. So bundle up and take a ride to discover all Bethel has to offer.