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Summer Guide to Bethlehem, NH​

Experience the White Mountains from A-Z
to Discover Your Just Be

In New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Bethlehem is the perfect summer retreat for everyone and is known for sweeping mountain views, rich history, extraordinary arts and culture, and some of the finest outdoor recreation.

Our motto in Bethlehem is “Just Be,” because no matter who you are or what interests you may have, there’s something for everyone to experience. Summer is a great time of year to explore Bethlehem, so plan a trip today and get on your way to discovering your Just Be. Try out our A – Z Summer Guide to Bethlehem below or build your own guide based on your interests.


Throughout the summer, local businesses will be handing out Just Be stickers to visitors. Stop by to pick up your swag! While you’re there, make sure to ask them what makes Bethlehem such a special place to Just Be.

Click here to see where you can get a sticker!


The A-Z on How to Discover Bethlehem, NH this Summer

AAttend Bethlehem’s 10th Annual SummerFest on Saturday, August 12. A day of fun, cheer, and community spirit.

B – Bask in the summer sun and breathe the fresh mountain air. 

C – Catch a show at the Colonial Theatre, one of the nation’s oldest continually operated theaters.

D – Dip your toes in the Ammonoosuc River.

E – Enjoy a tasty, iced espresso from The Maia Papaya.

F – Frolic around The Rocks, a 1,400-acre forest reservation.

G – Gaze up at the giant white pine tree at the center of Bretzfelder Park, estimated to be more than 200 years old.

H – Hang out and enjoy dinner on the patio at Rosa Flamingos.  

I – Indulge in a treat from Super Secret Ice Cream Shoppe.

J – Join a Cruise Night at Beech Hill Auto. 2023 Dates: June 1 & 15, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.  

K – Kick back with a margarita at El Mirador.

L – Look out for Cold Mountain Café’s Bitchin’ Kitchen Food Truck – or stop in their Main Street location.

M – Mingle at a WREN Gallery Opening.

N – Navigate your way to Yonder Mountain Nursery for a locally-grown succulent or specialty plant.

O – Overlook the Ammonoosuc River dining at The Wayside Inn & Restaurant.

P – Pose for a photo in front of the Bethlehem Welcome Mural.

Q – Quench your thirst with a craft beer from Rek-Lis Brewing Co.

R – Rent free outdoor gear at The Gear Library.

S – Stroll over 200 acres of gardens and trails at The Adair Inn.

T – Take in the algenglow of Mt. Washington at the top of Mid Acre Farm on Prospect Street.

U – Unwind at the end of the weekend with a Sunday night Summer Gazebo Concert.

V – Venture to Vintage Market in the Mountains on July 29 + 30. Miss the market? Then head over to Cottage on Main a new business on Main Street opened by the founder of Vintage Market in the Mountains to shop and explore antiques, bespoke treasures, home décor, and more!

 W – Window shop along Main Street to find the perfect gift to bring home.

X – eXplore Bethlehem’s Historical Markers and relive rich history and culture. Pick up a map at the Bethlehem Historical Society.

Y – Yell “FORE” while playing a round a golf at the Bethlehem Country Club or Maplewood Golf Course.

Z – Zip down Mt. Agassiz on your bike and feel the wind beneath your helmet! Find trail maps and resources from Bethlehem Trails Association and Bike the North Country.


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