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The town of Bethel
in the state of New York has typically enjoyed a population of fewer than 5,000. However, once this sleepy hollow of a locale experienced a population explosion that inflated its denizens by around a hundred times, albeit luckily only for three days. This was the occasion of the iconic Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, that though was held in the environs of White Lake in Bethel
was titled so for the town of Woodstock that is a good 43 miles due northeast. Nevertheless, Bethel
became the focal point of the musical milieu of the "flower power" decade, what with 32 of some of the most prominent acts of the day performing throughout. Book some Bethel tickets
to take in all the sights and sounds of this culturally steeped town.
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Located in Sullivan County, Bethel was founded some two centuries ago and started building up the local economy around tourism early on. The 2010 census listed the town's populace numbering 4,205 that are mostly involved in running the various fishing and boating recreational activities, restaurants, motels, taverns, galleries, a Museum Theater and a Performing Arts Center. Covering some 90 square miles, the town is crisscrossed by some 147 miles of roads that skirt around the various lakes, namely White Lake, Silver Lake, Lake Superior as well as Kauneonga Lake.
Bethel's various communities come together to constitute an idyllic setting that highlights the locale's myriad hideaways and scenic locations. Several hamlets are scattered all across the town's area, such as Briscoe, Bushville and Hurd Settlement that are all accessible by roads such as Route 144, 75 and 17B. White Lake is the town's main recreational attraction, famed for its pristine water expanse and a plethora of bass and trout fishing opportunities as well as motor-boating mania. However, for those preferring to shy away from the mechanized drones of these manmade watery beasts, Lake Superior State Park offers a non-motorized environment that can be taken in at a calm "row and paddle" pace.
The pride of Bethel's cultural tourism attractions is the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts that opened in 2006 at the same location that delivered non-stop musical manna to more than half-a-million melody devotees 37 years prior. Bethel Woods houses a museum and a concert venue that can accommodate around 15,000 people, though split between the 4,500 capacity covered-seat pavilion and the adjacent sloping lawn. The venue famously hosted the likes of Sting along with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Dave Mathews Band, Brooks & Dun, and Santana in 2010. The upcoming lineup for the 2012 season includes the country crooning likes of Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum, the rock & roll vibes of Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band as well as the rock/pop belting of Kelly Clarkson.
Located some 90 miles northwest of New York City, Bethel offers its visitors an immersive peek into its Woodstock legacy and a wallow worthy steeping in its natural essentials. So start packing those bags and nab some Bethel tickets now to plunge yourself in an eclectic excursion.