Posted on May 22, 2017 and last updated on August 05, 2017

Bethel Pathway, Bethel


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.6 miles from tip to tip
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: river, paved path, playground

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. Too bad it’s not longer!

There is an unpaved section, after you cross Walkers Mill Road, where a gravel path follows the edge of a field — with bluebirds — and then just dead ends. The last section linking to the school’s ski trails is defunct, or it was in the spring of 2017.

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!