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Sunday-River is comprised of a scenic area of western Maine, surrounded by mountains, lakes and rivers near the quaint towns of Bethel and Newry. This is a very popular four-season family resort area that offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation. Just a few of activities you can expect to find here include camping, fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking, white-water rafting, mountain biking, golf, picnicking and rockhounding. It's also a premier winter ski resort area that offers a wide variety of terrain for skiers. You can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice-skating, ice fishing and sleigh rides. The Sunday River area is home to a variety of restaurants and shopping choices, many of them found on site at the ski resorts, and others found in nearby Bethel. You can choose elegant dining or casual, and there are many arts and crafts shops in the region, which feature items unique to Maine. Lodging is equally diverse with everything from bed & breakfasts, hiking hostels, cabins and cottages to condos. The town of Bethel in Sunday River is located along the banks of the Androscoggin River and has a village common filled with antique shops and gift shops, many featuring the art of talented Maine artists. Both Bethel and the town of Newry are about as picturesque as you can expect to find in the state, postcard perfect scenery, covered bridges, steepled churches and pretty, tree-lined streets.

Surrounding areas: Newry, Maine (2.3 mi), Bethel, Maine (2.7 mi), Woodstock, Maine (11.6 mi), Greenwood, Maine (12.0 mi), Andover, Maine (12.7 mi), Stoneham, Maine (13.9 mi), Rumford, Maine (14.1 mi)

Sunday River Vacation Rentals

Sunday River Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bethel Spa Motel88 Main StBethel, ME3.4 mi.(207) 824-3341
The Bethel Inn And Country ClubBroad StBethel, ME3.6 mi.(207) 824-2175
Berlin Motor InnBerlin, NH19.0 mi.( ) -
Grandview Lodge & CabinsRR 2Berlin, NH19.0 mi.(603) 466-5715
Jefferson Notch MotelRR 2Berlin, NH19.0 mi.(603) 466-3833
Traveler MotelBerlin, NH19.0 mi.( ) -
Appalachian Mountain ClubRt 16Gorham, NH19.0 mi.(603) 466-2727
Aries Motor InnGorham, NH19.0 mi.( ) -
Colonial Comfort InnGorham, NH19.0 mi.( ) -
MT Madison MotelGorham, NH19.0 mi.( ) -
Stone House MotelGorham, NH19.0 mi.( ) -
Tourist Village MotelGorham, NH19.0 mi.( ) -
Town & Country MotelRt 2 ShelburneGorham, NH19.0 mi.(603) 466-3315
Town & Country Motor InnGorham, NH19.0 mi.(603) 466-3315
Royalty Inn130 Main StGorham, NH19.2 mi.(603) 466-3312
Gorham Motor Inn324 Main StGorham, NH19.8 mi.(603) 466-3381
Lowe's CabinsRandolph, NH24.3 mi.( ) -
Dana Place InnRt 16 Pinkham NotchJackson, NH28.6 mi.(603) 383-6822
Eagle Mountain House179 Carter Notch RdJackson, NH28.6 mi.(603) 383-9111
Inn At JacksonJackson, NH28.6 mi.(603) 383-4321
Lodge At Jackson Village153 Rt 16Jackson, NH28.6 mi.(603) 383-0999
Nordica Village ResortRt 16Jackson, NH28.6 mi.(603) 383-9156
Whitneys Inn JacksonRt 16 Box 822Jackson, NH28.6 mi.(603) 383-8916

Sunday River Weather & Climate

The Sunday River area of Maine, near the towns of Bethel and Norway Lakes, is situated in the western part of the state north of Portland. This area enjoys four distinct seasons, with cold, snowy winters. January temperatures generally range from 11 to 31 degrees F., and single digits at night are common. Below zero temperatures are a possibility, but usually do not stick around for long. Temperatures start to warm up in March, but snow is still possible into early April. Generally, summers are mild with a greater range of temperatures the further inland you travel. Autumn often sees some of the best weather in Maine, with mild, sunny days and crisp cool nights - perfect for viewing the spectacular fall foliage. Rain is possible anytime of the year in Maine, but most often occurs in spring and summer. Thunderstorms are possible and average annual rainfall is western Maine is 51 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 27°F 7°F 3.56 in. 34°F
February 31°F 9°F 2.50 in. 33°F
March 40°F 20°F 3.34 in. 37°F
April 52°F 32°F 3.64 in. 40°F
May 66°F 43°F 3.38 in. 49°F
June 74°F 52°F 3.90 in. 56°F
July 79°F 57°F 3.29 in. 60°F
August 77°F 55°F 3.85 in. 62°F
September 68°F 47°F 3.18 in. 59°F
October 57°F 36°F 3.89 in. 52°F
November 43°F 28°F 3.74 in. 47°F
December 31°F 14°F 3.21 in. 39°F

Sunday River Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Berlin Municipal airport (BML) located about 20 miles northwest of Sunday River in Berlin, New Hampshire, the Auburn Lewiston Municipal airport (LEW) located approximately 38 miles southeast of Sunday River in Auburn / Lewiston, Maine, the Augusta State airport (AUG) located roughly 50 miles east of Sunday River in Augusta, Maine, the Waterville Robert Lafleur airport (WVL) located around 55 miles east of Sunday River in Waterville, Maine, the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 61 miles south of Sunday River in Portland, Maine, the Laconia Municipal airport (LCI) located approximately 68 miles southwest of Sunday River in Laconia, New Hampshire, and finally the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located roughly 73 miles south of Sunday River in Sanford, Maine.

Sunday River Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Story LandGlenNH30.4 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH33.3 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH33.3 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME68.2 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME68.3 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME89.3 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME68.3 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH95.7 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME119.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Oakdale Country ClubMexicoME15.4 mi.
Norway Country ClubNorwayME19.4 mi.
Paris Hill Country ClubParisME20.6 mi.
Lake Kezar Country ClubLovellME21.7 mi.
Bridgton Highlands Country ClubBridgtonME26.4 mi.
Eagle Mountain Golf CourseJacksonNH27.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Sunday RiverBethelME3.6 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME6.2 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME14.1 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME28.0 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH28.6 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME36.1 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH37.9 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH38.6 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME47.1 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH49.2 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH49.4 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH51.5 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH69.6 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH80.9 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH83.1 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME87.5 mi.
Big SquawGreenvilleME91.2 mi.
Stowe Mountain ResortStoweVT92.9 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH99.7 mi.
Smugglers NotchJeffersonvilleVT100.7 mi.
State Parks
Moose Brook State ParkNH21.5 mi. 
Milan Hill State ParkNH22.1 mi. 
Mount Blue State ParkME28.1 mi. 
Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State ParkNH32.9 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME35.8 mi. 
Dixville Notch State ParkNH36.3 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME38.6 mi. 
L.C. Bates MuseumHinckleyME59.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Fairbanks Museum and PlanetariumSt. JohnsburyVT60.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)

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