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Bethel Outdoor Adventure

121 Mayville Road, Bethel, ME 04217
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Bethel
Type: Boat Tours
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Millis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have used Bethel Outdoor Adventure numerous times for kayak and tubing trips on the Androsscoggin River with my kids, with friends and with my girlfriend. The owners, Jeff and Patty, are very nice and accommodating. I plan to use them for my future river trips when I am in the Bethel area.

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While my daughter and I are rockhounds and love to visit mines for gems and rocks, while driving through Bethel we didn't have the time or clothes/equipment to do it on this trip. The next best thing was stopping here to sluice a bucket of tailings from a local mine. Ron (I hope I have his name right) was a... More

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Townville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The owners are terrific. The briefing was short and simple. Made you feel like they were being helpful and not giving a lecture. All in all a great day on the river. Saw an Eagle, an Osprey and several ducks.

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lake charles, louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We rented a 2 person kayak form this company and could not have had a more pleasurable experience. From the moment we arrived until we drove off their property they made everything easy and enjoyable. The equipment was top notch as well as the way they treat their guests. We had a wonderful talk with patty Patterson who is one... More

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We rented kayaks for an 18 mile trip down the Androscoggin River (there are shorter trips)and we had a blast! Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff. On the river you will have the ability to see many great views and wildlife. There are river otter, moose, bear, Bald Eagles, Gold Eagles, and snapping turtles to... More

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Bethel, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've booked two kayak trips with these folks and have had a great time. Both times we used a kayak. The trip down the river is wonderful and changes with the seasons. We are lucky enough to live on the river so we are able to paddle from the house but when we want the full adventure or have a... More

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We booked ahead and went on the Bumpus mine tour. Our guide (Seabury) was so knowledgeable and made the tour fantastic. Our boys (13 and 11) also loved going back to the Outdoor Adventure sluice to sift through the buckets of materials. They would have been happy to spend the whole day there! Thanks for making the last stop on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

First of all, let me preface this by saying that this is a wonderful little gem in the Maine Woods! I have been coming here for virtually years. I moved to Missouri and brought a friend of mine back to visit Maine with me for 4 days. Our whirlwind tour including returning to this off the beaten path getaway. First... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our family spent last week at Sunday River and had the opportunity to meet the lovely owners and staff of Bethel Outdoor Adventure. We rented single kayaks for our family of four and paddled 10 miles down the Androscoggin River for a peaceful and wonderful time observing ducks, geese, an otter and even a bald eagle during the leisurely trip.... More

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Tour guide Dan dropped us off in Gilead (8/14/12). For 2.5 hours we never saw another human being. We did see a bald eagle which certainly made our day! The 10 mile trip can take longer or shorter depending on the flow of water (5 knots that day) and your desire to paddle. We stopped once to refresh in the... More

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