Bethel is a city located 120 km from New York, Albany and Binghamton in Sullivan County in New York.
The city has gained international recognition after hosting the original Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969 and is now home to the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center and the Bethel Woods Museum, which opened in 2008. It is devoted to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock Festival. The award-winning museum provides a focus for deeper questions and lessons from the decade. Features include a permanent exhibition space, a special exhibition gallery, a Corridor exhibition gallery, a museum theatre, a 440-seat intimate events gallery, a Woodstock monument, a retail store and a Muse Café.
The city includes the hamlets of white lake, the deepest lake in Sullivan County, it owes its name to the white sand of its beaches and its white background. Its depth makes it the ideal place for boating, fishing and swimming, although it is just as relaxing to enjoy the beautiful views from the shore. You will also find a launching ramp in the hamlet of Kauneonga Lake, which belongs to New York State to access White Lake.
Bethel is also the perfect place for adventure all year round. In WINTER, you will find the most beautiful alpine skiing in the East, kilometres of groomed XC skiing, snowmobile trails and rentals, zip line excursions, snowshoeing in the White Mountain National Forest and other local trail networks, sleigh rides, tube sliding, ice fishing….. In SUMMER, you can hike, get wet, test your limits on a zip line or turn your wheels. Explore the city, looking for restaurants in downtown Kauneonga Lake, White Lake, Smallwood and along Highway 17B to satisfy all tastes, go shopping, spend a day at the spa or visit a first part movie theater or an art gallery.
Consider planning a list of must-see places in this culturally rich city, and enjoy the different landscapes and attractions that the city offers to its visitors.