5 Dog-Friendly Things to do in Bethel, Maine

Dog-Friendly Bethel, Maine Road Trip

What to do in Bethel, Maine with a pet
Dog-Friendly Bethel, Maine Attractions

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Angel Nutter

This May, I had a fantastic trip to Bethel, Maine with Dexter, his buddy Levi, and my friend Chris. You can read more about that fun adventure in this post. However, we ran out of time and were not able to experience all that Bethel, Maine has to offer their dog guests and their doggie residents. I have a feeling we will be back to experience some of these great dog-friendly Maine attractions.

  1. Bethel Outdoor Adventure & Campground– This family-owned business is not only a fun outdoor adventure for the human folks, but dog-adventure lovers, too. When visiting this attraction located on the banks of the Androscoggin River, with spectacular mountain views, you and your dog can enjoy canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, or kayaking! The friendly staff will provide local maps and all technical equipment, offer advice and help where needed, and make it simple and convenient for you to enjoy a great day.

    Things to do in Bethel, Maine with a dog
    Photo Credit-Bethel Inn Resort

  2. Hiking and Walking Trails-With the White Mountain National Forest, Grafton Notch State Park, and the Appalachian Trail nearby, you and your dog will have a large variety of hiking and walking options. You can choose from easy paved trails to more extreme trails and hikes. The possibilities are endless.

    Dog-friendly hiking in Bethel, Maine
    Photo Credit- Bethel Village Trails

  3. Scenic Drives-You and your dog can head out in any direction and find stunning mountain views, lakes, and rivers. These scenic road trips are perfect year-round, but during fall foliage time (usually early October) the area is consistently ranked among New England’s top destinations for foliage viewing by Yankee Magazine.

    Best road trips to Maine with a dog
    Amazing views at every corner

  4. Bethel Village Historic Walk– You and your dog can step back in time and enjoy a historic walking tour. Take a leisurely walk through Bethel Village on this self-guided tour of 39 historic homes and sites built from the 1770s to the 1920s. Your dog is even welcome at the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society!

    Things to do with a dog in Maine
    Dog-friendly museum

  5. Covered Bridge Tour-There’s something unique about finding old covered bridges. Bethel, Maine offers four famous artists’ covered bridges to check out. You and your dog can go to the Sunday River in Newry then on to the village of Andover and the Lovejoy Covered Bridge over the Ellis River. Don’t forget your camera for some amazing shots.
    Best things to do in Maine with a dog
    Bethel, Maine Covered Bridge

    When planning your pet-friendly Maine excursion, visit Visit Maine’s website to plan the perfect trip.

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5 Dog-Friendly Things to do in Bethel, Maine

42 thoughts on “5 Dog-Friendly Things to do in Bethel, Maine

  1. We travel with our dogs whenever we can. Unfortunately, there are some trips when it’s not possible, but we live for the ones where it is.

  2. Wow, I can’t believe that the dogs can step in together to visit the historical walk tour. This is pretty cool indeed and this can never happen in my country. Dogs usually don’t allow to enter the shopping areas, restaurants, and museum. So, dogs here are less exposed to outside things, for example, my dog gets a little too excited when he was in the car as he usually doesn’t sit in the car as we could bring him out much. Also, there are still many people even my relatives are afraid of the dog and they don’t even let their children touch my dog, that’s pretty sad. They even say, “it dirty”, which made me quite sad to hear that. Dogs should be treated equal and they are the human’s best friend, they help us to relieve stress and bring in so much joy in our life. Every time I read about your post, I just feel like some people here have to be taught to treat dogs well and they certainly deserve it.

  3. These all look like great activities. Dogs love playing in the water and playing outside. If you give them lots of space to run around, they couldn’t be happier.

  4. What a great resource list for families with pets. Love the idea of going canoeing with your dog.

  5. I do not have a dog yet but these trips do look fun! I believe it’s more exciting to travel with a pet.

  6. my sister is a dog lover and she will be really happy getting ideas from this article, thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  7. Great post! We love traveling with our dogs but it does sometimes pose certain challenges like going to certain restaurants or indoor attractions but Iā€™m so impressed this museum allows dogs! How cool!

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