Our search for the best fall foliage of 2013 has led us to many different locations–already–and we still have thousands of miles to cover! We found quite a few colorful spots in Maine, with Bethel being a nice little surprise nestled in the mountains.
Bethel, Maine, has a somewhat complicated history, since the township was given to Josiah Richardson and others for their services at the 1690 Battle of Quebec–which, luckily for Canada, ended in a retreat by the New Englanders who wanted to claim the territory.
The land, however, wasn’t granted until 1769 or settled until 1774. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1796, being named Bethel, meaning “House of God.”
Now, for the photos.