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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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The Villages, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We are on a New England road trip, Maine, NH, and Vermont. This is our first view of a covered bridge on this trip, hope to see more as we go. A really neat and popular place. Lots of photo takers, and there was a wedding on the bridge earlier in the day. Nice easy trail below the bridge for... More

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This bridge is called "the artist's bridge" because it is so often painted & photographed. Very pretty covered bridge. Built in 1872. Natural, not painted. No driving on bridge. Easy to find, signs off Sunday River Rd. Small parking area. There is an old white schoolhouse just down the road: Lower Sunday River School.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a common stop but worth it. We took our two boys here and they wondered at the bridge and had all kinds of questions. They climbed down to the water and enjoyed themselves -- looking for fish. Worth taking a picnic basket in the later afternoon/early evening.

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somerset,wi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

It looks newer than it says it is, we have visited other covered bridges and I just thought it would look older.

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Bethel Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This Bridge has had many weddings on it. It is very picturesque and the view of Sunday River Ski Resort is fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

We stopped at the covered bridge as a part of a pleasant drive through the Sunday River region. Nice, quiet setting with a pretty bubbling brook. Bring your camera.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

My first trip to this covered bridge was after we moved into this area. It is beautifully nestled among the hills and I look forward to biking in the area.

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Bethel, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Scenic at any time of the year, the Artist's Covered Bridge is one of our favorite spots. Located just a 15 minute drive from downtown Bethel, this is also a popular location for weddings! I love to go there in the Spring, just after the snow melt - to see the power of the Sunday River!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This bridnge is only a walking bridge. You can drive to it and park. Take a short walk in the woods along the river or just hang out on the bridge. Listen to the birds. We use to ride our bikes to this bridge all the time. Enjoy the free things that Maine has to offer.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Almost got married here (many do) but we choose Grafton Notch State Park.

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