In collaboration with the Town of Bethel, Mahoosuc Land Trust and Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation, and with financial partnership from the State of Maine’s Recreational Trail Program (RTP), Bethel Rotary Clubs’ Jim Monahan Bequest Fund, and the citizens of Bethel, the popular Bethel Pathway will be extended two-thirds of a mile from its current terminus at Big Adventure to the Mahoosuc Land Trusts’ Universally Accessible Trail at the Valentine Farm Conservation Center. This connection will result in a full three miles of universal access trail.
Crescent Park School
In 2020, we plan to add an additional one-third of a mile to the existing mountain bike trail. This new trail is funded by the Bethel Rotary Club and The Borderlands. The trail is the foundation for a new mountain bike program, launched in the summer of 2019, offered by Mahoosuc Kids Association.
Exploring hiking trail connections to the Bethel Community Forest and ski routes.
PACT, a project of MP, constructed one-half mile of mountain bike trail last fall that begins behind Mountain Valley High School in Rumford. Up to two miles of trail is slated to be added to the trail system this summer.
Seasonal maintenance at BVT, located at The Bethel Inn Resort and on private lands, will continue to take place in 2020. Plans for upgrades include trail widening, trimming, and drainage work.
This trail system, located off Vernon St. in Albany Township, currently offers four miles of mountain bike trails. MP plans to build an additional mile of trail that will allow riders to ascend the summit of Big Bacon Hill.