Gay Beach/Swimming Holes

Frenchman's Hole

Bethel, ME
United States
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The upper pool has a waterfall and a natural rock water slide and you'll usually find clothes swimmers here. But walk a short distance downstream and you'll find the the lower pool with nude bathers. A reader indicated that cruising and overt sexual behavior will be prosecuted. It is patrolled regularly and people have been evicted on occasion. From Bethel, head east on US Highway 2 for 2.6 miles. When you reach the Sunday River Brewery (big building with red roof great home brew and food), turn left onto Sunday River Road. After about 4 miles, you'll see an old covered bridge to your left. Continue on Sunday River Road a short distance until the pavement ends, and soon you'll see small twin logging bridges to your left. Turn left and cross the bridges, then take the first right and proceed 0.6 mile to a parking area on the right. The upper of two swimming holes is located here. To reach the lower hole, climb down the ledge and walk downstream.

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