Historic home in Bethel, Maine.

Historic home in Bethel, Maine.

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.

New England farmhouse on Paradise Road -- Bethel, Maine.

New England farmhouse on Paradise Road — Bethel, Maine.

 

Historic home in Bethel, Maine.

Historic home in Bethel, Maine.

 

Vista from the top of Paradise Hill in Bethel, Maine.

Vista from the top of Paradise Hill in Bethel, Maine.

 

David and Linda Aksomitis

David and Linda Aksomitis on the back side of Paradise (Hill) in Bethel, Maine! Photo by Wende Gray.

Visit Bethel, Maine

Town of Bethel, Maine, online – http://www.bethelmaine.org/pages/index

Our thanks to Wende Gray, of Gray Marketing, for arranging our stops in Maine and Bethel! See: http://www.graymktg.com/wp/

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