The area is called the Lakes Region for good reason. Large
freshwater lakes and ponds dominate the landscape. Located in the foothills of the White Mountains,
the delightful geography produces magnificent
scenic vistas with a huge variety of 'all season' recreation
options. For information on local businesses and
events, the Bridgton area chamber of commerce is a good
source of information on local events.
- The Lakes - Long Lake, Highland Lake, Moose Pond, Crystal
Lake, and Woods pond are the major lakes in the immediate
area. Considered part of the Sebago Lakes region, they are all
fishing, and swimming
destinations with numerous
public beaches and boat launches
in Bridgton and the surrounding towns.
- Golf - The Bridgton area Golf courses are framed with
magnificent mountain backdrops. Local courses include the Bridgton Highland Golf Club and another half dozen choices with a 15 mile
- Snowmobiling - ITS 89
runs right through the area and connect to
the entire Maine trail network. In
addition, the the
Bridgton Easy Riders , Harrison Friendly Riders, and Fryeburg Interstate Snogoers
great local network of trails. Don't own a sled? Why
not check out
Fryeburg Snowmobile Rentals and learn
about another way to enjoy the winter season.
- Shawnee Peak
- This great family ski area is just down the road
so you don't even have to leave town for great skiing and
snowboarding! Don't forget to ski under the
moon and stars at this great night skiing destination.
Carnival - Bridgton hosts a 2 weekend winter carnival
celebration with sled dog, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and
a variety of fun family activities.
- Local Shopping - Fun, whimsy, and echoes of the
past make shopping the towns and villages of the Lakes
Region is a favorite pastime for residents and
visitors. For antique lovers, this part of Maine
could have you reaching for your wallet.
- Local Dining - The local
restaurants and pubs seem are a favorite source of
entertainment and relaxation. With everything from
ice cream shops to elegant inns, there is something for
everyone in the area. Enjoy!
- Fryeburg -
A delightful town with wonderful shops, restaurants, area
attractions, and of course, most well known as the home of the largest
fall festival in New England.
- Sebago Lake - The 'big one' and second largest lake in
Maine, this is the place to go when you really want to
experience a really big lake excursion, the kind where you can actually get
lost on fresh water. Sebago is so big, that Bridgton
an Long Lake are considered the northern part of it.
Be sure to check out Sebago Lake State Park.
- New Hampshire's White Mountain region
A huge area that includes the White Mountain National Forest and the
Mt. Washington Valley. The
attractions in this region range from outlet
shopping and fine dining to old fashioned railroads, a
half dozen ski areas and golf courses, Mount Washington
and the presidential range.
- Sunday River Ski Resort -
A huge, premier Ski resort which is
one of the finest in the Northeast and it is less than a
half hour from this property.
- Sunday River Golf Course - Rated the top course in the
northeast, it is a spectacular course
nestled in the Mahoosuc Range of the Western Mountains.
- Bethel Village - Bethel is the tourism
center of the region. If you want to browse quaint
shops, enjoy a fine dining experience, or mingle with the
vacation crowd, Bethel is a great place to spend some time
ATV Clubs -
in the area
prove many opportunities for riding' in the woods and making
- Other Favorites - Here's a list of
other regional favorites and walking trails that you may find interesting.
The Rangeley Lakes Region -
area of huge lakes and mountains to explore in any season.
Summer is short above the notch with fall colors blazing
by late August!
- Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness -
Another wild area well worth your time and
exploration. At 12,000 acres it is the largest
wilderness reserve in Maine.
- Saddleback Mountain - Called the big affordable mountain,
a recent new trail
expansion makes Saddleback an even greater ski destination.
- Sugarloaf Mountain - Another excellent premier ski and golf
mountain resort that won't disappoint.
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