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Parks & nature in Bridgton

Ski Area
“Shawnee Peak is a ski resort located in Bridgton, Maine, in Cumberland County. Located on the northern end of Pleasant Mountain, Shawnee Peak features two base areas and 245 skiable acres. The ski area first opened on January 23, 1938 and is the oldest major ski area in Maine.Shawnee Peak has 19 trails for all abilities lit for night skiing.”
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Trail
“Bald Peak Trail (2.4 miles): This blue-blazed trail is accessed from Mountain Road and has a 1,900 foot elevation gain. The trail leads up to Big Bald Peak and then swings south to Pleasant Mountain's summit. Sue’s Way (0.5 miles): This orange-blazed trail provides access from the Bald Peak Trail to the top of the Shawnee Peak Ski Area. There is a 500 foot elevation gain. Orange blazing. Access via Bald Peak Trail or North Ridge Trail. North Ridge Trail (0.8 miles): Blazed with white, this trail connects Sue's Way back with the Bald Peak Trail to create a loop. The elevation gain is 200 feet. Ledges Trail (1.8 miles): This blue-blazed trail, provides another access from Mountain Road to the ”
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Park
“ Pondicherry Park includes 66 acres of woodlands and streams in the heart of Bridgton. The main trailhead and kiosk is at the Bridgton Municipal and Community Center.”
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“My favorite mountain hike, this is about a 45 min drive from Portland. Great views and if you go in the late summer, there are blueberry bushes ripe for the picking! A moderate trail that takes about 2.5 hours round trip.”
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“Unusual place and very private. There are many birds, moss, and puncheoned trails around a wetland preserve.”
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Campground
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Campground