Pondicherry Park is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bridgton, Maine that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options.
cross country skiing
Pondicherry Park includes 66 acres of woodlands and streams in the heart of Bridgton. The woodchipped pathway leads you deep into the park where there are signs of beaver, deer, mink, pileated woodpeckers, and spotted salamanders. The 66 acre park in the center of Bridgton's downtown, offers a 2.3 mile trail network. Trails follow the Stevens and Willet Brooks and overgrown pastures. There are two bridges to see, one a 60' covered bridge at the main entrance off Depot Street. Pondicherry Loop (0.6 miles, moderate): Marked with yellow, this trail leaves from the main trailhead, crossing Steven's Brook to loop into the interior of the park. Kneeland Spring Trail (0.1 miles, easy): This blue-marked trail, provides a cut off for the Pondicherry Loop trail and passes the Kneeland Spring, a spring with historical value as a once water source. Pasture Trail (0.2 miles, easy): As the name suggest this red-marked trail meanders through old pasture as it connects the Snowshoe Hare Trail with Stonewall and Pondicherry Loops. Stonewall Loop Trail (0.6 miles, moderate): This orange-marked loop is accessed from South High Street at the Bridgton Hospital and connects to the Pondicherry Loop and Pasture Trail. Snowshoe Hare Trail (0.3 miles, moderate): This trail, marked in white, provides another access point from South High Street, connecting with the Pondicherry Loop and Pasture Trail. Willet Brook Trail (0.2 miles, easy): This trail follows the banks of Steven's and Willet Brooks and is easily accessed by the Steven's Brook Elementary School. An educational amphitheater located near the Ham Bridge allows a chance for students to utilize the park as an outdoor classroom.
Well after three blockbuster snow storms the trails are untouched with 14 to 20 inches of powder. Slow going in this stuff as each step was a short step push short step push. Hopefully with this weekend warm up more people will get out and help pack the trails.
Nice scenic trail with plenty of parking. Various levels, nice covered bridge at the beginning.
A pleasant shady woodland ramble.
It's a walk in the woods that affords you nice bird watching.
A very nice collection of interconnecting trails in the heart of Bridgton. The trails are all well marked and sign posts at each intersection. These trails are good for all seasons including snowshoeing and X-Country skiing.