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Sunday River Covered Bridge

Address: Bethel, ME
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Bethel
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: A covered bridge built in 1872 that is said to be one of the most painted and photographed covered...
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner 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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Bath, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A short ride off the beaten bath, but well worth the detour. Fantastic photo possibilities. Great fly fishing for trout in the Sunday River, anytime of the year.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My brother & sister in law took us here last week while looking for good painting spots. It's a very pretty spot. Get out and look at the bridge from the river not just the spot off the road. The trees still had color so it was very nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Lovely bridge on the Sunday River, The trees had lost most of their leaves but it was still a magic place.

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Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A beautiful bridge unrestricted in walking around and under. Also attended a wedding there. If you do that PUT DOWN A CARPET. the minister dropped the groom's ring and it rolled into the river. Fortunately it was retrieved but a word to the wise take steps to avoid as it could have been lost if the water were higher or... More 

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Colorado
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192 reviews 192 reviews
13 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We saw quite a few covered bridges on our drive throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and this bridge ranks pretty near the top. We visited on a slightly rainy day and the soft colors and foggy weather certainly added led to picturesque quality of the bridge. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

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De Soto, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Covered bridges are a very important part of our highway history so we loved to stop & take pictures here--just a little Americana. We took pictures of each other & the bridge from every possible view to add to our photo memories of our trip. I can simply imagine people stopping here for oh so many reasons one of being... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I've seen better bridges in NH. If you're in the area, it's an ok place to stop. I would not go out of my way to see it again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This covered bridge is worth the short drive from Bethel to see. It sits over a beautiful River. It was built in 1872 (I think). Very interesting structure.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is great for the kids to take a dip and the views are beautiful. The kids enjoyed the fresh cold water. It is a must see.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

a great place to take pictures and wade in the water. Absolutely beautiful. Loved it! We took a large group picture for our family here last week.

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