10 Things to Do in Bethlehem That You Shouldn't Miss

December 2, 2017 Ying Subia

Bethlehem is a hillside town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 2,526 at the 2010 census. It is home to Cushman and Strawberry Hill state forests. The eastern half of the town is within the White Mountain National Forest. The Appalachian Trail crosses in the south.
Restaurants in Bethlehem

1. Colonial Theatre

2050 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574-4945 +1 603-869-5603
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5 based on 46 reviews

Colonial Theatre

Located in the heart of The White Mountains, the historic 300 seat Colonial Theatre originally opened in 1915. Today it presents world-class performing artists, independent and world cinema, and quality family entertainment from May-October. The Colonial is listed on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

Reviewed By AuntieMartha - Vermont

Super comfy, great people, incredible line up, and every seat a winner. Can't beat it. The outdoor area for drinks is fun to share with others. And then did I mention JANE? She has the humor and vitality to introduce any show from Justin Townes Earl to The Wood Bros..

2. Riverwalk Covered Bridge

Behind Main Street next to Miller's Cafe., Littleton, NH 03561
Excellent
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4.5 based on 183 reviews

Riverwalk Covered Bridge

Reviewed By Mike D - Littleton, New Hampshire

The covered bridge in Littleton NH is a walking only bridge. The location over the Ammonoosuc river is just down river from a series of falls that make a great backdrop for photos. The shoreline is dotted with red maple and a kaleidoscope of color this fall. Saturday their is a Fly Fishing event being held on the river where viewing from the bridge will be epic. Check out Ammonoosuc chapter of TU for details. This spot is amazing any time year and there is a great craft beer place "Schillings" a few steps away. You vill love it.

3. Franconia Notch State Park

260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580-4402 +1 603-823-8800
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5 based on 540 reviews

Franconia Notch State Park

Named one of the 12 best state parks in America.

Reviewed By AAHolt - United States

Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit Franconia Notch State Park. There are hiking trails but you can also see a lot from your car if you have mobility issues. Can be expensive and very crowded.

4. North Ridge Mountain Guides

529 U.S. Route 3, Twin Mountain, NH 03595
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5 based on 37 reviews

North Ridge Mountain Guides

North Ridge Mountain Guides is a climbing guide service based out of Twin Mountain, NH. We offer waterfall rappelling, rock climbing, ice climbing, winter Mount Washington ascents, and guided technical climbs. All guides have years of experience around the globe, and certifications such as, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Wilderness-EMT, Leave No Trace Trainer, Avalanche level 2, and many others. Our commitment to safety is our number 1 priority, so you can relax and enjoy a safe, fun trip in NH's White Mountains and beyond.

Reviewed By Bruce G - Newton, Massachusetts

My wife and I took our 10 1/4 and 10 1/2-year-old grandson's waterfall rapelling along the falling Waters trail in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Jamie was our guide and he was fantastic. He was a skilled ,knowledgeable ,compassionate ,low-key, and safe guide. He...MoreThanks Bruce for the great review! It was a super fun day and I really enjoyed chatting with you and your family along the way. I hope to adventure with you all again soon.

5. Harman's Cheese & Country Store

1400 Route 117, Sugar Hill, NH 03586-9997 +1 603-823-8000
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Harman's Cheese & Country Store

Known for Harman's Really-Aged Cheddar, aged at least 2 years. Free samples out for tasting. Other unique and delicious food products including Maple Syrup, Items made with Maple Syrup, Flavored & Smoked Cheddars, Condiments, Mustard, Locally made Pickles and Relishes, Jams, Savory & Sweet Jellies, Marmalades, NH-Made products. Gifts and limited Souvenirs with an excellent selection of local postcards.

Reviewed By bb_mccaw - New York City

Set inside an inviting porch-front building, this small family-owned store in "beautiful downtown" Sugar Hill, is renown for its wonderful premium aged cheddar and other cheeses. You'll also find this shop packed with real local maple syrup (of course!) and a variety of local and regional candies, jellies, soups, and much more...even Moxie jelly! Hey, remember Moxie? And the folks behind the counter couldn't be nicer or more helpful.

I defy you to walk out of this store empty-handed!

Now, after you've visited Harman's, drive east to the Sugar Hill Sampler's barn at the crest of the hill, and then down to Polly's Pancake Parlor...

6. Team O'Neil Rally School

178 Miller Rd, Dalton, NH 03598-5628 +1 603-444-4488
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5 based on 31 reviews

Team O'Neil Rally School

Reviewed By Mark B - San Diego, California

I was extremely fortunate to get a slot in a last minute 5 day class. The professionalism of the staff at Team O'Neil is unsurpassed. Instructors are extremely patient, understanding, and knowledgeable and have absolutely no egos (very down to earth). They come from varied backgrounds and have extensive experience in their areas of expertise. Max, Steve, and Al are the instructors I worked with the most, and were a pleasure to work with. It is truly amazing how fast the skill progression occurs. By day five you are tearing down gravel roads on their 600 acre property at top speed with minimal input. I highly recommend this course.

2013 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574-4966 +1 603-869-3100
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

The Gallery at WREN

The Gallery at WREN is a venue for emerging and established artists. Monthly shows presents individual and group shows. Open daily 10am-5pm.

Reviewed By Lois V - Northborough, Massachusetts

Although we didn't buy anything this visit, we always love to visit this store and look at the beautiful works of art (jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, etc.) We've bought several items of jewelry here in the past.

8. Appalachian Mountain Club High Huts

Box 298, Mount Washington, NH 03581-0298 +1 603-466-2727
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Appalachian Mountain Club High Huts

Steeped in more than 100 years of tradition, the AMC's network of mountain huts provides a unique backcountry adventure for novice and experienced hikers alike. Each a day's hike apart along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire's White Mountains, AMC Huts offer mountain hospitality in spectacular locations above treeline or near mountain lakes or waterfalls.

Reviewed By TravelDonCA - California

We went here to obtain information on Tuckerman’s Ravine and Kancamagus Highway.

We spoke with a gentleman named Jeff Gillianson(? sp). He was a fount of very useful information and we based our 2nd day of hiking on his recommendations. His advice was knowledgeable and excellent.

There was all kinds of useful information and history to be found at Pinkham Notch.

9. Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

260 Tramway Dr, Franconia, NH 03580 +1 603-823-8800
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4.5 based on 290 reviews

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

Reviewed By 175MOM - Texas

We got there in the afternoon after visiting Flume Gorge. The place was packed but we were able to skip the ticket line because we bought the combo ticket at the Flume Gorge. The ride was good, the view from the top was amazing. But we did not enjoy as much because the place was too crowded. You are sure to find some inconsiderate people at a tourists spot like this. We were packed in the tram, and my kid held on to the edge of the side bar. A lady next to us pushed her off the bar so that she could take 360-degree video from inside the tram. The observation deck was crowded too, and had to wait to get up there. And can't really enjoy and take your time when you know there are more people coming and waiting too (though some don't care and take as much as time they want). The loop path was short and easy walk. It is a narrow path for most parts, but it's not one way and people are walking from both directions. Then many are so concerned about taking the perfect selfie, they just don't seem to see other people around. My main concern was to keep my kid from getting pushed off by those people, so we really could not enjoy the beautiful view and the scenic path.

10. Local Works Marketplace at WREN

2011 Main St, Bethlehem, NH 03574-4966 +1 603-869-3100
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5 based on 35 reviews

Local Works Marketplace at WREN

Over 300 local artisans showcased in this store and gallery. Discover an extraordinary display of jewelry, pottery, textiles, baskets, food, fine art, furniture and more. Open daily 10am-5pm. Located in the quirky little town of Bethlehem, that is always fun to visit.

Reviewed By kevin w - Bethel, Maine

I'm not usually enamored with gift galleries but I found the Local Works Market place to be very enjoyable. The items on display are from talented local artisan, very talented artisans. I didn't examine every item (there are a lot) to see if they are all locally produced but every item I looked at was. It's not the usual tourist shop with a few local items backed up with mass produced items.

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