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Sunday River Covered Bridge

Bethel, ME
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Bethel
Type: Bridges
Activities: Driving
Description: A covered bridge built in 1872 that is said to be one of the most painted and photographed covered bridges in Maine.
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved it. Crystal Clean Water. Unreal Views. We loved every aspect of the bridge and stream. It is a must stop when in the Sunday River area.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

this covered bridge is a little hidden gem that most look over as they see the signs on the roadsides. However, there is a narrow river that streams below and if you do have a half an hour or so to just sit on the side and breath in the clean fresh air while allowing your feet to enjoy the... More

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A very pleasant little spot to stop and walk around but, if you have the time to sit and enjoy the sound of the river and the breezes in the trees, it is an almost mystical spot. I have been to the bridge alone and with my family and they were two completely different experiences - both enjoyable in different... More

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Genoa, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was a nice little stop while on our travels. It was a nice quiet view. Is great to stop and stretch your legs and take in the scenery

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26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Each of the many covered bridges is unique--enjoy driving thru some & just the walk thru others. Walking thru Sunday River Bridge is great, because you can really see how the bridge is constructed. The intricate wood pegs of long ago. Good spot for pictures.

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Arlington, Virginia
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37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I stopped by for a few minutes as it was a recommended "thing to do" in the area. It's a cool bridge with a nice view of the river, and really cool to stand on the bridge as the river gushes beneath you. We noticed a hiking trail on the side but we had just gotten back... More

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I wanted to show my kids how bridges used to be made and this was an excellent place to do that. It is only a couple of minutes off of the access road to sunday rive ski resort. As it was winter and everything was covered in snow and ice we did not hike around the area.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

As a child I swam in the river below the bridge. The beautiful, flat rocks below held our towels while we swam or floated down the river in an intertube. Not exactly a sophisticated view of today's resort and snow-boarding activities, but a one of my most cherished memories. The bridge, the area, Bethel, all of it is one of... More

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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This bridge is like something out of 'Sleepy Hollow' and must be seen. It is an old wooden bridge with lovely views over a river. This is much bigger than you think! It's about 15mins away by car from Bethel.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

There is a trail that starts near the bridge which took us to some very pretty views of the river and fall foliage. I got some good pictures there.

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