Nestled within the beautiful and scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire, the town of Bethlehem in The North Country is surrounded by pristine natural beauty and national forests. While surrounded by stunning scenery, Bethlehem itself offers a wide variety of things to do for both visitors and locals alike. The town is full of history, yet has a small town atmosphere and is a great base for exploring the White Mountain region. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, learning about the history of the area, dining on delicious food, and enjoying a pint of craft beer.


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1.The Rocks Estate and Christmas Tree Farm

The Rocks Estate and Christmas Tree Farm
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The Rocks Estate and Christmas Tree Farm is a historic landmark in the New England town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire, encompassing approximately 1,400 acres and offers extensive trails and beautiful views. The property is also the site of the “New Hampshire Maple Experience.” Visitors at The Rocks Estate will also find gardens for picnics, a gift shop selling a wide variety of items, the Maple Museum, and several different tours, such as the hands-on Maple Tour. Beyond the Christmas Tree Farm’s neat rows of trees lined by stone walls are idyllic grounds of experiential learning, wildlife, and history.

4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-444-6228


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2.The Gallery at WREN, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

The Gallery at WREN, Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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The Gallery at WREN aims to set the standard for the North Country’s fine art galleries. Founded in 2001 as a community cultural outlet, the gallery offers a place where people can come for creative expression and gather together as a community to appreciate, learn more about, and simply enjoy art. An array of special events are also hosted by WREN as well, such as workshops, demonstrations, artist talks, and the First Friday Meet the Artist receptions.

2011 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-869-9736


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3.Bethlehem Heritage Society

Bethlehem Heritage Society
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Established in 1997 and located within the restored historic Ranlet Cafe, the Bethlehem Heritage Society has more than 250 members and serves as an always changing display for the history of Bethlehem, New Hampshire. The heritage society invites everyone to the center to learn about Bethlehem’s history. The town was once a premiere vacation destination with over thirty hotels and visitors today can see photographs and many items originally housed inside the grand buildings. The Bethlehem Heritage Society also features stories about the town’s first settlers, the hotel era glory days, and the ever-changing history of the town at present day.

2182 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-869-3330



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4.Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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The historic Colonial Theatre is The North Country of New Hampshire’s home of culture, music, film, and the arts. Opening its doors in Bethlehem back in 1915, the theatre is one of the country's oldest movie theaters in continuous operation. It originally opened during the town’s Grand Hotel era, during its heyday as a destination resort. Featuring state-of-the-art surround sound and digital projection, the Colonial Theatre shows world and independent cinema, as well as hosts family entertainment and “Grammy award-winning” performing artists from May to October, yet still retains its intimate charm as the town’s vintage summer theater.

2050 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-869-3422


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5.The Maplewood Golf Course

The Maplewood Golf Course
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The Maplewood Golf Course is an eighteen-hole golf course in the town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire. The course features a little more than six thousand yards of golf from the course's longest tees, as well as beautiful views of New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains. One of the grandest of the thirty hotels that once thrived in Bethlehem, The Maplewood Hotel is also considered to be one of New England’s most spectacular resorts, which has helped to draw visitors from all parts of New England to visit the hotel and play a round of golf at the Maplewood Golf course.

2691 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 877-869-3335


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6.Bear Belly Brew Tours, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Bear Belly Brew Tours, Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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The Bear Belly Brew Tours offer a chance for visitors to discover some of the great breweries of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Tours are offered every Saturday and last approximately four hours, from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Started by the Bear Mountain Lodge owners, Bear Belly Brew Tours include a stop at three different breweries in the area and transportation on a comfortable 14-passenger shuttle bus. At each stop, guests will learn about the history of the brewery and get to sample three beers. Bottled water and pretzels are also provided during the ride.

Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-991-4416


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7.42 Maple Contemporary Art Center

42 Maple Contemporary Art Center
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The 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center is a community art studio space, events center, and art gallery open to the general public, located within a former historic church that dates back to the year 1877. The art center is also lovingly referred to by many locals as “The Tallest Toy Box in Town.” The 42 Maple Contemporary Art Center is home to many resident artists with their own studio spaces and The Gallery at 42 Maple. The gallery hosts artist reception every month on the First Friday and curates several exhibitions during the year, along with special workshops and events.

42 Maple St, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-575-9077



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8.Cold Mountain Cafe, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Cold Mountain Cafe, Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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The Cold Mountain Cafe is situated in the middle of the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshires, serving farm-to-table cuisine in Bethlehem that celebrates the local farms and small businesses of northern New England. The locally owned and operated restaurant offers internationally inspired and inventive fare, as well as craft cocktails and an informed, friendly staff. The menu at Cold Mountain Cafe features a wide variety of options, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes. Food here ranges from homemade soups and sandwiches to freshly made quiches.

2015 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-869-2500


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9.Adair Country Inn Restaurant, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Adair Country Inn Restaurant, Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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The Adair Country Inn Restaurant is located in a New England historic inn, situated among the many different outdoor activities, art galleries, and shops of Bethlehem and the surrounding area. Serving flavorful cuisine that New England is well known for, the restaurant features a cozy library pub, an outdoor garden patio, and a quaint fireside dining room. The Adair Country Inn itself boasts a rich history and scenic grounds with colorful gardens and walking trails. The estate was constructed back in 1927 for Dorothy Adair Hogan and still retains its intimate charm today, now owned by Cathy and Joel Bedor.

80 Guider Ln, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-444-2600


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10.Bethlehem Country Club Restaurant, Bethlehem, NH

Bethlehem Country Club Restaurant, Bethlehem, NH
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The Top of the Hill Pub and Grill at the Bethlehem Country Club is a good place to get a simple breakfast or lunch in the town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Breakfast options include a three-egg omelet, pancakes, “breakfast on a bun,” and the BCC Special, while the lunch menu features the BCC Burger, chicken tenders, and a variety of sandwiches.

1901 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574, Phone: 603-869-5745


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11.Bretzfelder Park

Bretzfelder Park
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Occupying 77 acres of beautiful green space close to Bethlehem, the Bretzfelder Park has several walking and hiking trails for visitors to explore. At the heart of the park you will find a massive white pine tree which is over 200 years old and has been providing a shady picnic area for many decades. Because the park is home to many delicate plant species you may not cycle here or use motorized craft of any kind, but many local folk come to walk the trails, snow-shoe in winter and admire nature at its best. The park is managed by the Forest Society who hosts popular educational lectures at the park during August and February each year.

339 Prospect Street, Bethlehem, NH 03574


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12.Omni Mount Washington Resort

Omni Mount Washington Resort
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Regardless of the time of year you plan to visit, the Omni Mount Washington Resort will provide a wonderful range of activities for you to enjoy. The resort has been named as one of the best ski resorts on the East Coast, which means you will want for nothing when you come for a skiing holiday. Winter sport facilities include both Alpine and Nordic skiing, a terrain park and perfect ski-in-ski-out accommodation. If you choose to visit during the summer you can enjoy exceptional golfing on the 18-hole and 9-hole championship courses, admire the fall foliage on a canopy tour or gondola ride, do some cycling or play some tennis. Horse-back riding, fly fishing and carriage rides are also available.

310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03575, 603 278 1000


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12 Best Things to Do in Bethlehem, New Hampshire



Hotel Spotlight: Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington

Resting at the foot of the majestic Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, the Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington is a beautifully restored historic inn that offers a refined and unforgettable retreat. Built in 1896, this exquisitely preserved hotel is set on the grounds of the Omni Mount Washington Resort, which is a mile from the Bretton Woods Ski Resort.

Surrounded by picturesque perennial gardens, the Inn features plush, traditional accommodations in the form of guest rooms and deluxe suites with en-suite bathrooms and modern conveniences, such as minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, and complimentary wireless Internet. The resort offers an array of facilities and guest services, ranging from a relaxed restaurant, a fully-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, clay tennis courts, two championship golf courses, and a luxury spa. Activities in and around the resort include horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, golf, tennis, and canopy tours in the summer, and snowboarding, skiing and cross-country skiing in the winter months. Other amenities include an adventure center, a children’s club, a go-karting track, and romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Guest Accommodations

The Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington features 34 spacious guest rooms and suites which are stylishly decorated in warm tones and contemporary, hardwood furnishings. All accommodations feature king or queen-size pillow-top beds dressed in luxury linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite or shared bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, or combinations of both, fresh towels, bathrobes, and organic bath products. Modern amenities include LCD televisions with cable channels, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, telephones with voicemail services, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Deluxe Rooms are 200 to 400 square feet in size and have contemporary décor and hardwood furniture. The suites have one king or two queen-size beds, dressed in luxury linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite or shared bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, or combinations of both, fresh towels, bathrobes, and organic bath products. These rooms have two armchairs, and large windows that flood the rooms with natural light and boast beautiful views of the stables and the surrounding woods.

Premier Rooms are 360 to 500 square feet in size and include king-size beds, dressed in luxury linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite or shared bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, or combinations of both, fresh towels, bathrobes, and organic bath products. Small sitting areas have couches or loveseats, small fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, and large windows that that flood the rooms with natural light and boast beautiful views of the stables and the surrounding woods.

Family Suites are 512 square feet in size and feature two separate bedrooms with queen-size beds, or one queen and two twin beds dressed in luxury linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and shared bathrooms with walk-in showers, soaking tubs, or combinations of both, fresh towels, bathrobes, and organic bath products. Modern amenities include LCD televisions with cable channels, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, telephones with voicemail services, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Dining

The award-winning AAA Four Diamond Bretton Arms Dining Room serves breakfast and dinner daily with menus of creatively prepared traditional cuisine using the freshest and finest locally sourced ingredients and cutting-edge techniques and complemented with an extensive wine list of more than 40 wines available by the glass and bottle. There are two newly-renovated private dining rooms for large groups, and a complimentary breakfast is served every morning and includes coffee, tea and hot beverages, fresh fruit and juices, cereals, granolas and yogurts, egg dishes, and freshly baked pastries, and bread.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe amenities at the Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington include a 25,000-square-foot luxury, nature-inspired spa, which offers indulgent body treatments, massages, and salon services in elegant treatment rooms with spectacular views of Mount Washington. The resort also features an indoor and outdoor swimming pools, clay tennis courts, two championship golf courses, and a luxury spa and activities in and around the resort include horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, golf, tennis, and canopy tours in the summer, and snowboarding, skiing and cross-country skiing in the winter months. Other amenities include an adventure center, a children’s club, a go-karting track, and romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Weddings and Events

With spectacular, beautiful gardens and grounds, luxurious accommodations, several restaurants and dining establishments, and professional and knowledgeable staff, the Omni Bretton Arms Inn at Mount Washington offers an ideal venue for weddings, receptions, ceremonies and corporate functions. Professional services include event planning and management, award-winning catering services, décor and setup, entertainment, music and audiovisual equipment.

173 Mount Washington Hotel Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03575, Phone: 603-278-3000

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