Posted on October 12, 2015 and last updated on May 13, 2019

Pondicherry Park, Bridgton


  • Preserve Size: 66 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 3.4 miles in network
  • Pets: no
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: woods, wetlands, covered bridge, meadow, Willett Brook, children's obstacle courses, boardwalk

Pondicherry Park is a 66-acre preserve that can be accessed right off of Main Street in the delightful town of Bridgton. The trail network adds up to about 3.4 miles. There is also a beautiful covered bridge here and a spring that was once believed to have medicinal powers. You can connect to the Stevens Brook Trail here, too. Loon Echo Land Trust holds the easement for the land. 

No dogs allowed except on the designated trail.

In addition, there is a loop designed to please children around LEA’s Maine Lake Science Center, off of Willett Road. If you park at the small lot here and walk a short distance up the center’s driveway, you’ll see the Pinehaven Trail crossing, on your left and right. The center has created fun obstacle courses for children in the woods. And there is a long boardwalk that connects this loop to the rest of the park’s paths. 

Directions: The main trailhead can be found at the parking lot behind the Magic Lantern movie theater and Bridgton Community Center. From U.S. Route 302/Main Street in downtown Bridtgon, turn onto Depot Street.

Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!