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Sunday River Covered Bridge

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Address: Bethel, ME

A covered bridge built in 1872 that is said to be one of the most painted...

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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We were driving by and noticed how nice this was ,it probably looked the same way for a long time.Next visit we will stop and take pictures .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving by and noticed how nice this was ,it probably looked the same way for a long time.Next visit we will stop and take pictures .

Thank dancomontreal
Augusta, Maine
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the few wooden bridges left in Maine. It is very cute, however it is unfortunate that you cannot drive across it.

Thank Tara D
Andover, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is very scenic 150 yr + old bridge. My daughter was married on this bridge in Sept 2014 and the weather was perfect. We have over 150 guest attending that sat in chairs on the bridge for the wedding ceremony. It is a great spot to visit and to photograph.

Thank Tom G
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's always a lovely picture taking spot whether it's summer, fall, winter or spring. Call us my favorite time of year for the foliage trips here.

Thank Brendad13
Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was the first bridge of this 11 day leaf peeping excursion. This one is particularly nice, sitting in the woods. Easy access to get down to the river for photos from different angles. The views across from the bridge were incredible.

Thank 33146Chris
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visited during our Fall Into New England trip on a weekday so we were the only people here. Plenty of water flowing in the river to make it pretty but not so much that we couldn't play in the stream bed and get some great photos. Nice little parking area at the bridge. We spent about 30 minutes taking photos... More 

Thank Chuck H
Newark, Delaware
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Make a point to swing by - just a few minutes from Bethel. A winding road thru the country side takes you to the well marked bridge. Time your visit to hit the bridge when the water is flowing which will definitely enhance the experience. Low rainfall in the summer and early fall made our timing off

Thank David S
Arnold, California
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132 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Leaf peeping gets better with a covered bridge to walk through and sit down. The fall colors reflect perfectly on a sunny day in the reflection of the river. There are trails around, but for my pace just sitting at the bridge opening and wandering across the bridge was perfect. Easy parking and pretty accessible.

Thank anselandyosemite
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016

It was a pretty place to visit on the way somewhere else. I wouldn't plan a day around this location.

Thank Dc_annie123
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Easy to get to from bethel. Nice spot to picknick and relax. The bridge is well kept and the stream below appears well stocked with trout.

Thank Bruce O

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