Pondicherry Park is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bridgton, Maine that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 88 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

river

snow

no dogs

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.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy well marked trails. Highlight is the beautiful bridge. Great for kids with an outdoor obstacle course.

hiking
2 days ago

My 2 sons 6 and 2 walked great the whole time! We enjoyed the clean and well marked trail. It’s definitely a summer stop to get some energy out!

30 days ago

This was amazing trail.Has a huge covered bridge at the beginning of the trail with a spiral staircase at the beginning of the trail for another walking option. Flat terrain, lots of dead end trails branching off the lead to River n Bridges and beautiful scenery. They have little obstacle courses tucked in along the way which our 3 n 5 year old really enjoyed. We loved this trail will definitely be returning soon.

hiking
1 month ago

We loved this trail. It had something for everyone. We will be back.

hiking
1 month ago

lots of land bridges and alternative paths and loops. nice covered bridge and a spiral staircase to a neat bog trail. also one loop has an obstacle course. A bit of manageable mud

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

This little trail was amazing and so much fun to do with our kids. It was a fun obstacle course right in the middle of the woods which we all enjoyed doing.I do have to say it’s more of a nature walk then a hike. But definitely a beautiful walk at that.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Muddy trails on some loops made our trek slower. Easy trails. Cool bridge!

hiking
icy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely love the challenge courses on the Pinehaven Trail. Great place to walk. Between seasons so needed my micro spikes on some ice spots. The bridges provide some great photo opps!

6 months ago

good trails easy to find parking and a awesome challenge course

hiking
9 months ago

Easy and well marked. Perfect for kids.

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful! I took my twin 3 year old boys here with grammy and really enjoyed it. will definitely return

hiking
10 months ago

Easy to follow, not too strenuous, a nice little wander in the heart of Bridgton. It’s pretty in the summer, a little bit muddy, and equally pretty in the snow

hiking
bugs
muddy
10 months ago

Great trail and the kids loved the ropes course. Parts were very muddy and we needed to go off trail to get around it.

hiking
10 months ago

dog loop is awesome wish it was more dog friendly

hiking
bugs
muddy
11 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
Sun May 26 2019

Sat Dec 01 2018

12/1/18 took my dog along with a friend and her new puppy. Puppy was only 8.5 weeks old, he did wonderfully on the dog trail following my dog who is 2yrs. Both dogs are showing they love to be together.

walking
Thu Oct 25 2018

Nice area and how wonderful to be right in the heart of Bridgton!

Sat Oct 06 2018

Great park by Bridgeton. Walked here on 10/6/18 with our dog.

walking
Sun Sep 16 2018

Very cute set of trails. Great place for kids. Some very cool and well built jungle course things which were a blast to play on. Overall a great place to go for a walk.

walking
Sun Sep 02 2018

Nice walk through the woods.

Fri Aug 17 2018

Really enjoyable walk through the woods. Multiple trails that are extremely well marked and maintained with a few activities. If you follow the LEA Pinecrest trail off the Willet Brook trail and walk past the science center, there are three play areas with balance beams, ropes, and such.

hiking
Fri Jul 27 2018

Great for all ages

walking
Sat Jul 14 2018

I do love these easy, well marked trails. I just wish I could walk more of them with my dog. Only one trail is allowed for dogs.

hiking
Tue Jul 03 2018

Good for a quick 2 mile run.

snowshoeing
Fri Feb 09 2018

Perfect conditions for snowshoeing. Many trails are still untouched. Get out there!

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