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Sunday River Covered Bridge

Bethel, ME
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It's a bridge (no cars allowed)

It's a beautiful old covered bridge - minus the graffiti - but it is worth a visit any time of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Quiet and peaceful. Good place to relax while sitting on the rocks watching the river flow... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
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A covered bridge built in 1872 that is said to be one of the most painted and photographed covered bridges in Maine.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“new england” (7 reviews)
“leaf peeping” (2 reviews)
“quick visit” (2 reviews)
Bethel, ME
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a beautiful old covered bridge - minus the graffiti - but it is worth a visit any time of the year. Fall - the colors are outstanding; Winter - peaceful with snow covering the area; Spring - with everything starting to come alive it...More

Thank Hello420
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Quiet and peaceful. Good place to relax while sitting on the rocks watching the river flow. Lovely place for a picnic

Thank TAylor43
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a nice old covered bridge with nice views and easy access. Not used for ordinary traffic, which make exploring it safe.

Thank Bhawk51
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a lovely little bridge for viewing. Can't drive across it but you can walk across. The river under it is very pretty. There is not much parking space and no signs before to let you know it is coming up. Very good photo...More

Thank acopeland2017
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The Sunday River Bridge, also known locally as the Artists Bridge, is a historic covered bridge in Newry, Maine. (not far from Bethel Maine) Built in 1872, it is one of Maine's few surviving 19th-century covered bridges. It was listed on the National Register of...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Sunday River Covered Bridge is on the way to Sunday River Ski Resort from Bethel. It was our first covered bridge of our first New England vacation, so it is special to us. Beautifully maintained, cars no longer go across it so plenty of time...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 12 September 2017

No much to say about a covered bridge, but I enjoy looking at them. Not in a very good location along side the road, not too much room for many to pull off, but it is hard to miss.

Thank Dianna B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We drove out of our way to visit and weren't disappointed. The bridge itself is beautiful, and the kids spent two hours swimming and collecting rocks. Very easy to access and beautiful! Highly recommend.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It was fun finding it nice scenery. The bridge you don't actually drive over any more, but it was nice they kept it. Took a few picks and left

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick sight seeing. I believe it's in Newry, Maine (not Bethel) and is in pretty good condition. Wide dirt parking pull over spot in front of he bridge. Only about 2 miles from Sunday River Brew Pub.

Thank kseaman
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Kevin M
3 July 2016|
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Response from Cristine L | Reviewed this property |
Kevin, Not sure why the map goes to the ski resort. Actually, I don't remember including a map.