Newry Activities


  • Sunday River Mountain Biking 15 South Ridge Rd, PO Box 4500, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • Check out this list of local bike trails and resources from Sunday River!

Breweries – Wineries


  • Sunday River Artists’ Covered Bridge Sunday River Rd, Newry, ME 04261
    • This picturesque wooden bridge is a testament to Newry’s long history and is a popular spot for photo-shoots events, and fishing.


  • Grafton Notch Campground 1472 Bear River Rd, Newry, ME 04261 | (207) 824-2292
    • A beautiful and affordable campground located right next to the Bear River and nearby Grafton Notch State Park.
  • Mahoosuc Public Reserved Land and Grafton Notch State Park 1941 Bear River Road, Newry, ME 04261
    • “These lands offer rugged terrain for back-country hikers and include 12 of the most challenging miles along the Appalachian Trail. Hikers who negotiate the steep summit trails are rewarded with spectacular views, particularly on Old Speck (4,180 feet).”


  • Maine Brew Fest Sunday River, 15 South Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • The Maine Brew Fest features around 100 craft beer and cider samplings from almost 30 Maine breweries. The weekend-long event features a beer dinner, an oyster tasting event, great food, family-friendly activities, and more.
  • New England Cornhole Championship Sunday River, 15 South Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • Another of Sunday River’s unique offerings, come play or witness this under-appreciated sport at its regional annual competition!
  • North American Wife Carrying Championship Sunday River, 15 South Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • Looking for a unique event? Head over to Sunday River for the Wife Carrying Championship, where couples cross a 278-yard obstacle course over hurdles, through a watery mud pit, and up an unsteady sandhill, competing to win the wife’s weight in beer and five times her weight in cash.
  • Sunday River Fall Festival Weekend Sunday River, 15 South Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • This fun-filled weekend features the North American Wife Carrying Championship, kids’ pumpkin pie eating contest, the New England cornhole championship, and the Blue Mountain Arts and Crafts Fair. There are also concerts, scenic chairlift rides, free wagon rides, and more.
  • Sunday River 15 South Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • Hosting a variety of events!


  • Sunday River Golf Club 18 Championship Dr, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • “Overlooking the Sunday River Valley with the Mahoosuc range towering above, the course follows the natural topography of the landscape while striking the perfect balance between challenge and playability. Facilities include a clubhouse, restaurant and bar, pro shop, and practice range.”


  • Appalachian Trail Newry, ME 04261
    • The final 282 miles of the Appalachian Trail are located in Maine.. The difficulty varies depending on the part of the trail, but Maine’s portion of the trail is the “most challenging, rugged and remote state, and it has the wildest feel of any area of the trail.”
  • Grafton Notch State Park 1941 Bear River Rd, Newry, ME 04261
    • “These lands offer rugged terrain for backcountry hikers and include 12 of the most challenging miles along the entire Appalachian Trail…those who seek tamer adventures can find short walks leading to impressive waterfalls and gorges.
  • Sunday River 15 South Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • Check out the link above for a great listing of local hikes!


Sunday River Activities in Bethel
Sunday River Ski Resort – Photo Credit: Sunday River
  • Mt. Abram Ski Resort 37 Howe Hill Rd, Greenwood, ME 04255 | (207) 875-5000
    • Cheaper skiing alternative to the larger Sunday River. Ski rentals and skiing schools are available.
  • Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing Bethel, ME 04217
    • Nearby Bethel has become a hotspot for winter trails.
  • Sunday River Ski Resort 15 South Ridge Rd, Newry, ME 04261 | (800) 543-2754
    • The most well-known destination in Newry. Year-round activities and season passes available.
    • Local legend has it that an elusive yeti inhabits the mountains in and around Sunday River. Some lucky visitors tell stories of meeting the shy but friendly creature, and even finding his mountainside home…

Waterfront – Beaches, Swimming, Boating, Fishing

  • Frenchman’s Hole Bull Branch Rd, Newry, ME 04261
    • Popular local waterfall with a swimming hole and some nearby trails.
  • Screw Auger Falls Rte 26, Grafton Notch State Park, Newry, ME 04261
    • One of Maine’s most popular waterfalls. There is a relatively short trail to the waterfall, which is a beautiful 25-foot plunge into the Bear River that goes into more shallow pools. Past this, also in Grafton Notch, is the smaller Mother Walker Falls.
  • Step Falls Newry, ME 04261
    • “Spectacular long chain of descending horsetails and cascades… Wight Brook, a wide mountain stream, meanders its way down several hundred feet of sunny granite slabs.” One thing to keep in mind is that during the spring it is filled with water but later in the summer it mostly dries up.
  • Grafton Notch State Park and the surrounding area boast many other swimming holes and waterfalls to cool off in the summer. These include the Angevine Park Swim Hole, Mother Walker Falls, and Rumford Falls. If you’re feeling determined you can add a hike in to get to Dunn Falls.
  • The Bear River and Sunday River, feeding into the Androscoggin River, are all popular fishing spots. Find some more helpful fishing info here.

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