In 2016, Inland Woods + Trails assumed operations of the winter trails center and cross-country ski trails system at The Bethel Inn and dubbed the system Bethel Village Trails. Since the inception of the winter trails center and through the support of the community and passholders of the trails over 100k in investments and thousands of hours of staff and volunteer time have been made in the building of a network. This includes year-round trails including single track mountain bike trails and improvements to the existing cross-country and snowshoe trails and equipment. We work with private landowners who generously offer their land for your and our enjoyment, including The Conservation Fund, who’s Rowes Meadow tract of the Chadbourne forestlands network has allowed us in 2020 to expand both our summer network with the introduction of a series of multiple use pathways and woods roads, and our winter groomed network of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking trails. 

Crescent Park School: Crescent Park School, the local public elementary school located in Bethel Village, contains an easy single track bike trail that can also be accessed by those willing to explore the bike trails of Bethel Village. From Bethel village trail network, the Crescent Park School trail can be accessed from The Bethel Inn Resort trailhead by going from Broad Street to Mason Street to Crescent Street, or by going from Fairway Road to Paradise Road to Evergreen Road.  

The connection: The Bethel village trails is in many ways the core of the connectivity IWT is striving for. It provides the opportunity to recreate in a variety of ways to the community living in or visiting Bethel village. The trails system is close to Bacon Hill, the Kendall Brook Forest, and connects directly to the Gould Academy system of summer biking trails and winter cross-country ski trails. 

 

Trails available & stats: 


Single track bike trail: 6.6 mi
 

  • Crescent Park School Trail (easy) 0.34 mi 
  • Bingham Loop (easy) 1.25 mi 
  • Bingham Extension (easy) 0.77 mi 
  • Helix (intermediate) 3.07 mi 
  • Fluffernutter (intermediate) 1.17 mi 

Double track multiple use pathways and woods roads: 5.96 mi 

  • Mill Brook 0.84 mi 
  • I-95 1.68 mi 
  • Grover’s Grind 1.7 mi 
  • Uncorked 0.67 mi 
  • Percolator 0.27 mi 
  • Hemlock Drop 0.29 mi 
  • Skyline 0.51 mi 


Rules: 
 

  • Bikers have the right-of-way on single track bike trails 
  • Golfers and golf carts have the right-of-way at all cart crossings.  
  • Dogs are allowed on all trails on leash or under voice command in the woods sections but must be leashed at fairway crossings and areas where trail is in close proximity to the golf course. 
  • No walking, running, biking, or dogs on the golf course or golf cart paths. 
  • Authorized vehicles may be present at any time on all double track roads and pathways 
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all trails  
  • Active forestry may be occurring at any time 
  • Overnight camping is prohibited 
  • Carry out all litter, including pet waste. 

Maine Trail Finder Link:

Bethel Village Trails: Summer Trails

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