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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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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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London
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Short drive from Bethel was a treat with the fall foliage at it's peak. Foilage adjacent to bridge added beauty. Convenient parking is available.

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Tx
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

The Sunday River Bridge is nice if you are in area...but I wouldn't make a special trip again...it sits beside a busy 2 lane road...I think a working bridge on an oil top road has a much more authentic feel...for instance the Babs Bridge...there was also a group of people having a formal meeting on the bridge (on a Sunday)..... More

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augusta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have visited several times. If you are close anyway, it is a very nice thing to see. I wouldn't travel hours to see it tho!

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Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I have seen this old covered bridge several times and understand why it's called the "artists bridge" because it would be excellent to paint a picture of this landmark. I can't paint so I take pictures and enjoy showing them to friends.

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Wells, Maine
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161 reviews 161 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We arrived at the bridge when it was raining and I thought our photos would not turn out as we would have liked. The photos exceeded our expectations. The rain fell at an angle and the bridge looked marvelous behind heavy raindrops. The fall foliage, as always, was spectacular. The setting is quite lovely and makes for a peaceful walk... More

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

This bridge is known as the "Most photographed covered bridge in Maine". Once you find it, it is a photo op and maybe a hiking opportunity (which we did not do because of rain). But besides that there is nothing else to see or do. Would not advise for a family looking for a wow or lots of activities. Great... More

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