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Bridgton is centrally located with many restaurants, drive-in and sit-down movie theaters, antique stores and shops close by. A 30 minute drive to North Conway or Sunday River, a 5 minute trip to Shawnee Peak, make this is the perfect location to enjoy swimming, hiking, fishing, shopping or just relaxing.

Downtown Bridgton is a short walk. It has a great bookstore, several antique stores, artist guild, library, cigar lounge, Reny’s Department Store, The Corn Shop as well as the Magic Lantern Theatre with 3 screens showing the latest movies. The Tannery Pub in the theatre complex is a great bar for watching sporting events on a giant screen. Hannaford Grocery Store on Rt. 302 is your best bet for food shopping. The gas station down the street is fine for convenience items including beer. J Decor across from the William Perry House at the corner of Highland Rd and Main St has a great selection of wines at all price ranges. Pondicherry Park, located behind the Tannery Pub contains over 60 acres of trails and natural beauty including the Bob Dunning Memorial Bridge, a very cool entrance.

Depending on what you’re into, there are several things to do in and around Bridgton. There is list of “100 things to do in Bridgton” in the binder at the house.

There are great places to eat in the area, most are in town but all within 30 minutes:

Vivo’s Italian Kitchen, Depot Street    Campfire Grill, Rt 302

76 Pleasant St, Norway      Oxford House Inn, Fryeburg   Venezia, Rt 302

Olde Mill, Harrison     Standard Gastropub, Main St.   Towanda’s Deli,Main St

Black Horse Tavern, Rt 302    Beth’s Kitchen Café, Main St    Tap House, Depot St

Ebenezer’s Pub, Lovell     Bray’s Brew Pub, Naples

Additional Helpful Links:
Maine’s Lakes & Mountains Tourism Council        www.westernmaine.org
The International Ecotourism Society                     www.ecotourism.org
Maine Dept. of Transportation                               www.exploremaine.org
Green Travel & Sustainable Living in Maine           www.naturalchoices.com
Great Adventure Challenge Triathlon                     www.maineadventureracing.com