Posted on March 26, 2018 and last updated on September 23, 2022

Bethel Village Trails, Bethel


  • Preserve Size: 200 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~14.7 miles of six trails, ~9.4 of bike trails
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy to difficult
  • Sights: mountain views, Mill Brook

Map is incomplete — there are more x-c ski, snowshoe, and fat bike trails here. Also, check below for the summer trail map.

This Inland Woods+Trails Nordic ski trail system is lengthy and fantastic — there’s about 14 miles of groomed track here, stretching over the golf course behind the Bethel Inn, to Gould Academy and the little Pine Hill. You can buy your day pass in a little shop tucked into the backside of the Bethel Inn. The mountain views are really lovely from many points along the trails.

The trails around the golf course are mostly easy, with some, of course, being quite exposed. The wooded trails across Route 5, on Pine Hill, are curvier and steeper — it’s where the students from Gould Academy practice and race.

You’ll need to buy a day pass or a season pass.

Directions: The best place to start is at the Bethel Inn, at 21 Broad Street. Park in the lot next to the main building (between the inn and health center/pool) and walk around to the back of the main inn to find the ski center/shop/rental place. It’s near the tennis courts (and converts into the golf shop in the summer).


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