Bridgton is a resort area located in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. Owing to the lush greenery and rolling green hills that surround Bridgton, this area is a favourite amongst campers and trekking enthusiasts.
The town limits of Bridgton make for a pleasant day's exploration. Upon arrival, visit one of the town's many eclectic coffeehouses and restaurants and spend the evening relaxing at the Playhouse cinema. A major drawing point of Bridgton is Shawnee Peak -- a ski resort that is open throughout the entirety of the winter ski season (November through to May) and offers trails for all experience levels. Beginners and children can opt to take introductory classes on site to ease them into the ways of becoming a snow bunny.
Those interested in boating will be pleased to discover that Bridgton presents plenty of opportunities to do so. Highland Lake, Long Lake and Moose Pond surround the town and are great places to get out onto the water, enjoy the woodland scenery and crack open a beer or an ice tea.
The best months to visit this fantastic town vary depending on your intention for visiting. One option for visiting is between May and September when the temperature is upwards of 80 degrees -- perfect for hiking, camping, fishing and generally being outdoors in the best of Maine's countryside. Alternatively, visiting in the winter months is the perfect time to enjoy the area's ski resorts.