Posted on May 22, 2017 and last updated on July 26, 2021

Bethel Pathway, Bethel


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~2.5 miles from end to end
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: river, paved path, playground

Bethel Pathway is orange; Valentine Farm trails and extension trail in blue

The paved portion of this town trail is just over a mile, and it’s really lovely and bucolic. Great for strollers, wheelchairs, and bikers, the trail follows the Androscoggin River.

There is an unpaved, gravel section after you cross Walkers Mill Road, where a gravel path follows the edge of a field — with bluebirds — and then comes to an end. And the gravel road extends now on the other side as well, to Valentine Farm. It follows North Road briefly before swinging in to edge the airport runway.

Directions: There are several places to pick up the trail. Probably the best place to park is at Davis Park, off of Route 26, just outside of town.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!