What to Do

Bridgton, with a population of just under 5,000, is located along the Route 302 corridor, 35 miles from Portland and 26 miles from North Conway, NH. A two and a half hour drive from Boston or 45 minute drive from the Portland International Jetport.

While it maintains its small town feel, Bridgton is a destination for many because it offers a first class hospital with a full compliment of primary care physicians and services, a brand new movie housetwo grocery storesa leading Maine-based retailer, a large building supply company, several restaurants, and a vibrant downtown area featuring many small shops and businesses.

Click here to see a map of the immediate area including house location, lake and downtown.

Beautiful, quaint downtown Bridgton

There are several hiking trails nearby including Pondicherry Park, a 10 minute walk from the house featuring marked trails, abundant wildlife, streams and the stunning Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge at it’s entrance.

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Bridgton Highlands Golf and Tennis Club is a mile and half up the road and offers a beautiful 18 hole golf course, new clubhouse and 4 tennis courts.

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Just a few miles west of the village is Shawnee Peak ski area with its expanded trail system, night skiing, and family-friendly atmosphere. Sunday River ski area, one of the best in New England is 35 minutes away.

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Sunday River Trail Map

Many lakes and ponds fall within the boundaries of Bridgton including Long Lake, Highland Lake, Woods Pond, Moose Pond, Ingalls Pond, and Peabody Pond. All of these water bodies offer clean, clear water and ample opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing.

Cultural attractions include the Rufus Porter Museum where you can see many fine examples of the interior, decorative mural painting done by the master of the genre from the early 19th century. Also visit the 302 Gallery, an artist collaborative offering many fine and varied examples of artwork from the area located on Main Street, and “Narramissic“, the Peabody-Finch house located in South Bridgton where you can take a walk into past by touring this restored farmhouse and enjoy the surrounding vistas. Regarding theatre; the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, a 20 minute drive, offers world class entertainment year round and Deertrees Theatre, in nearby Harrison offers great summer stock and concerts.

There are trails for hikers or bicyclists, boat rentals for the Saco River and any of the numerous lakes and ponds, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing trails, downhill skiing and snowboarding at Shawnee Peak, hunting, fishing, golfing, skijoring, dog sled races, fall foliage, summer road races and numerous cultural events and festivals, including the Mushers Bowl/Winter CarnivalLakes Brew FestMaine Blues Festival, throughout the thirteen communities that make up the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region. Our magnificent surroundings are only part of the charm.