Pondicherry Park

EASY 25 reviews

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

river

snow

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.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

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

8 months ago

For dead smack in the middle of Bridgton, pretty darn good. No climbing, but enjoyable stroll.

9 months ago

Good for small ones. Blazes can be confusing due to different overlapping systems. No big deal though.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

pretty but quick and there are usually lots of people.

walking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Such a beautiful place! It was quite muddy today, due to all the rain we've gotten recently, but that doesn't take away from the pretty scenery. Nice place for a leisurely stroll and it seems to be well maintained.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Now there is an app that offers a guided tour of this park. Available for Android and iPhone devices. Check it out at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toursphere.bhs

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very nice wide trails, a little wet in some places today due to snowmelt and recent rain; well-marked; watch out for slippery spots on the boardwalks; I almost fell twice! Awesome bridge and spiral staircase down to the water.

snowshoeing
Saturday, February 18, 2017

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.

walking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nice scenic trail with plenty of parking. Various levels, nice covered bridge at the beginning.

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

A pleasant shady woodland ramble.

walking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

It's a walk in the woods that affords you nice bird watching.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Easy trail.

hiking
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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.

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hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

snowshoeing
Saturday, February 13, 2016

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

hiking
Monday, October 27, 2014