Information & Facts
Depending on the time of year one chooses to visit, Sunday River
has plenty of varied activities on offer. In the winter months
enjoy snowmobiling snowboarding, tubing, skiing, snowshoeing and
dog sledding while the White Cap Base Lodge offers and ice rink.
During the summer months, Sunday River turns into one of Maine's
premier golfing destinations, and the Sunday River Golf Club has
been ranked as the number one course in Maine by
Golfweekmagazine. Mountain biking, fishing, quad
biking, white-water rafting, horseback riding, boating, whale
watching, canoeing and kayaking are also popular activities for
holidaymakers in the summer.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Many skiers may feel that Sunday River does not live up to the
standard of nearby Sugarloaf, and the abundance of families and
children might not appeal to those looking for a more
Sunday River's après ski is a classic bar scene with many of the
lodge bars being the local hangouts. The Foggy Goggle is the place
to go for live music, good beer and delicious food after a long day
on the slopes; the Barker Pub in Barker Mountain Lodge is a great
local's spot where skiers can enjoy a drink on the deck overlooking
the Barker and Locke Mountains; and the Shipyard Brew Haus at White
Cap Lodge features entertainment throughout the entire season.
The dining out scene in Sunday River offers plenty of variety
and between the slopes and the nearby town of Bethel, holidaymakers
will find everything from pizzerias and burger joints to fine
dining and sushi. The on-mountain restaurants are serviced by the
resort trolley system, while the access road and Bethel eateries
are serviced by the Mountain Explorer shuttle, making dining out
for holiday makers a joy. Head to Legends Restaurant for some good
old-fashioned American fare, while Sliders offers sweeping views of
the Jordan Bowl and is one of the most popular dinner eateries in
The shopping in the nearby town of Bethel just five miles away
(8 km) away is enough to meet most shopaholics' requirements. The
main street is the place to go where almost 30 shops, boutiques and
specialist stores line the sidewalks. Head to Wild Rose for a great
variety of clothing, accessories and jewellery; Sunday River
Alpacas for scarves, gloves and beanies made from warm and cosy
Alpaca wool, while Mt. Mann Jewelers is the place to buy a unique
gift - jewellery made from gemstones mined locally in Maine.