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Summer Fun Rolls in at Sunday River

Resort Mountain Park activities open on June 30

June 21, 2016

NEWRY, MAINE (June 21, 2016)-Sunday River Resort opens for the summer on June 30, offering mountain biking, zip lining, and more family fun for all ages. This season, the resort boasts a revamped 18-hole disc golf course, extended operating hours, and a host of new and favored summer events.

Sunday River's newly designed disc golf course, which opens in August, is accessed via the signature Chondola chairlift. Guests will ride the lift to the top of the course, where they can then play a full 18-hole round while traveling down the mountain. The Mountain Park also touts the Sunday River Bike Park and Mountain Bike School, scenic lift rides (via the Chondoa), zip line tours, twin zips, a climbing wall, a bungee trampoline, and hiking.

Mountain Park activities are available Thursday through Monday from 10AM until 4PM through September 5, and Friday through Sunday from September 9 to October 9. For just $25 per day, guests can purchase an Adventure Pass, which grants unlimited access to scenic lift rides, disc golf, twin zips, the climbing wall, and the bungee trampoline.

Additionally, Sunday River is also home to the L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools, which offers beginner and group courses in archery, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through August 25. Courses include 80-minute instruction in archery, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding for $25, and 3-hour kayaking tours for $59.

Surrounding the many summer activities at Sunday River are a vast array of tried-and-true, and even new events. The River Rock Festival (July 1-2) hits the Sunday River stage with some of the top Christian Rock bands in the country. The Tough Mountain Challenge (July 23) and the Mini Mountain Challenge (July 24) task racers with tackling obstacles like mud pits, snowguns, and more on a 4-mile adult course(and smaller courses for the kids). The new MEMIC Peak2Peak Challenge (September 10) challenges participants to traverse and summit all eight of the Sunday River's peaks without a set course for prize money. 

For more information on summer events and activities, visit or contact Darcy Lambert at

About Sunday River Resort-Sunday River Resort is located just minutes away from the picturesque Bethel Village in Western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains. A true four-season destination, the resort offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, the most slopeside lodging in the east, including two resort hotels, and in the summer months, activities including lift-serviced mountain biking, ziplines, and golf at the acclaimed Sunday River Golf Club. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions.