“I've GOT to see a moose!”
Well, they're out there somewhere. And lots more wildlife, too. No guarantees - but wildlife abounds in Bethel and the surrounding mountains and valleys of western Maine and Northern New Hampshire.
Here are some ideas for how to see the wildlife you're looking for.
Take yourself on a scenic drive.
Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge - about an hour north of Bethel. Try a pontoon boat wildlife tour!
Maine Moose: How are they doing?
The Maine Birding Trail includes sites in nearby Grafton Notch and Evans Notch
- Visit website, or
- Download PDF of brochure - look for the Bethel area in the "Maine's Lakes and Mountains" section
Wildlife viewing blind at Deer Hill Bog, Evans Notch
Maine Wildlife Park - Located in Gray, ME, about an hour south of Bethel