The Swift Valley View Property is located in Maine's 'up and coming'
premier recreational destination: the
Androscoggin Valley -
gateway to Maine's Western Mountains.
The region offers some of the finest, and most varied, recreational opportunities in the Northeast.
terrain is characterized by mountains and valleys interlaced with rivers, streams, and
lakes. The region is famous
for excellent skiing, golfing, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, ATV touring, mountain biking, and
wildlife viewing. There are hundreds of destinations waiting for you to
discover them. Here are some of the area's highlights:
- The Swift River - A
fast running river across the road that is great for fishing
or a quick cool down on a hot summer day. Just down the
road, take the Swift River Walking trail in Rumford
for a picnic and/or walk along the river.
Black Mountain of Maine -
a fabulous, family
friendly, and affordable area that offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.
This winter resort is quietly frequented by many Bethel
Snowmobiling - ITS 82 and the trail systems of the
Rumford Polar Bears and
Trailblazers form a network that surrounds the
property with over 100 miles of trail! Go to Black Mountain for an end of day snack, or drive up to the
Rangeley Lakes for a day trip.
- The Androscoggin River - The major river in the region, it is a favorite boating and
fishing destination with 2 boat
ATV Clubs -
in the area
prove many opportunities for riding' in the woods and making
- The Ellis River -
meandering river in nearby Andover with the state's
smallest covered bridge
provides an idyllic canoeing and fishing destination as
long as you stay off
Golf course -
A very nice 9 hole golf
course dubbed a
"hidden gem" by the Lewiston Daily Sun -
accessible, affordable, and is just minutes away.
- Ellis Pond -
Also called Roxbury Pond, the pond is actually a picturesque lake 1.5 by 2.5 miles rimmed by Western Maine Mountains
with a public boat launch and beach. The lake is a favorite vacation destination for the locals who like to keep it quiet
( - Shhh....)
and Mexico -
Rumford Falls, historic buildings,
bridges, local shopping and other attractions make these towns
a great convenience.
- Other Favorites - Here's a list of
other regional favorites and walking trails that you may find interesting.
- Local Eats - The local Rumford - Mexico area has some
great eateries with wonderful hospitality and the
unbeatable values. There are some nice local options
for 'high end dining', and of course, there is always
the nearby Bethel
area with plenty of options.
- Sunday River Ski Resort -
This huge, premier Ski resort which is
one of the finest in the Northeast. Its vast network of
trails and world class facilities must be experienced to
- Sunday River Golf Course - Rated the top course in the
northeast, it is a spectacular course
nestled in the Mahoosuc Range of the Western Mountains.
- Bethel Village -
Bethel is the tourism
center of the region. If you want to browse quaint
shops, enjoy a fine dining experience, or mingle with the
vacation crowd, Bethel is a great place to spend some time
- Coos Canyon -
A beautiful gorge and
very fun swimming hole on the east branch of the Swift
gold that you can pan off of the river bottom -
but please - don't quit your day job, yet.
- Tumbledown Mountain -
Is a 3,068-foot
tall mountain and favorite hike under five miles east of
Lake Webb and Mt. Blue State Park
- Maine's largest state park runs alongside Lake Webb
where a beautiful freshwater beach is back dropped by magnificent
- Rangeley Scenic Byway -
a truly awe
inspiring drive that overlooks the magnificent Rangeley
Lakes region as you travel over the 'height of the land' into the
Rangeley region valley.
- Grafton Notch - Home to
Grafton Notch State Park and the
Grafton Notch Scenic Byway
Beginning in Bethel, Maine, this
scenic byway winds
through the notch that it is named for offering wonderful
views of the Mahoosuc Range.