- The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Bethel, Maine, including 60 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Walking Trails, Laser Tag and Bars.
- From Grafton Notch State Park to Sunday River Covered Bridge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bethel and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Gorham, Bridgton, Jackson and Berlin.
Grafton Notch State Park is a popular hiking destination offering challenging trails along the Mahoosuc mountain range as well as relatively easy hikes which lead to many waterfalls, including the famous Screw Augur Falls, and numerous gorges.
Spanning around three acres, Bethel Hill Common is an oval-shaped green area bordered by historically significant buildings. The area is now a common with New England character, with street lamps, a variety of shrubs and perennials, and a watering trough.