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Bridgton is located in the less populated Cumberland County of Maine at the foothills of the White Mountains, and near Long and Highland Lakes. It is a four-season resort area, surrounded by beautiful mountains and crystal clear lakes and ponds - perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts. This area is known as the "Greater Bridgton Lakes Region of Western Maine," and is filled with activities for people of all ages. You will find fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and sailing, and some of the lakes in the region allow motor boats and jet skis. There are miles and miles of unspoiled trails for hikers, both experienced and beginners. And, when the spectacular colors of fall arrive, it's perfect for apple picking at nearby farms, exploring the back roads and small towns, antique shops and historic sites of the area. In wintertime, skiing is five miles away at Shawnee Peak at Pleasant Mountain. Cross-country skiing is also available. Restaurants are plentiful in the Bridgton area, serving everything from freshwater fish to seafood. And, lodging is also abundant and varied, with beautiful country inns, cozy bed and breakfasts and family style hotels and motels.

Surrounding areas: Harrison, Maine (3.6 mi), Denmark, Maine (7.9 mi), Naples, Maine (8.0 mi), Otisfield, Maine (8.1 mi), Waterford, Maine (9.2 mi), Casco, Maine (10.0 mi), Lovell, Maine (10.1 mi)

Bridgton Vacation Rentals




Bridgton Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Northern Pines Conference Center559 Rt 85Raymond, ME16.2 mi.(207) 655-7624
White Pines Motel1262 Roosevelt TRLRaymond, ME17.3 mi.(207) 655-3345
Snow Village InnEaton, NH19.9 mi.( ) -
Peacock InnKearsarge, NH20.3 mi.( ) -
Fox Ridge Resort1979 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH20.5 mi.(800) 343-1804
Hampton Inn & Suites North Conway1788 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH20.5 mi.(603) 356-7736
Merrill Farm Resort428 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH20.5 mi.(603) 447-3866
White Trellis Motel3245 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH20.5 mi.(603) 356-2492
Yankee Clipper Inn1769 White Mountain HwyNorth Conway, NH20.5 mi.(603) 356-5736
1785 Inn3582 White Mtn HwyNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-9025
Best Western Fox RidgeRt 16 NNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-3151
Briarcliff MotelNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-5584
Chimney House GuesthouseNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.( ) -
Clarendon MotelNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-3551
Colonial MotelNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-5178
Comfort Inn & Suites2001 White MTN HwyNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-8811
Cranmore InnNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-5502
Cranmore Mountain LodgeNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-2044
Eastern Inns Of NHNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.( ) -
Eastern Slope InnNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-6321
Forest Glen InnNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-6311
Green Granite Inn & Conference1515 W M HwyNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-6901
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1732 White MTN HwyNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-2551
Junges MotelRFD #1North Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-2886
Maple Leaf MotelNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-5388
Mt Washington Valley Inn1567 White Mtn HwyNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-5486
Nereledge InnNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.( ) -
North Conway Mountain InnRt 16North Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-2083
Olde Eastman VillageNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-6707
Presidential MotelRFD 2North Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-9744
Red Jacket Mountain ViewRt 16North Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-5411
School House MotelNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-6829
Scottish LionNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-6381
Sheraton White Mountain InnNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-9300
Stonehurst ManorNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-3113
StonehurstNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.( ) -
Sunnyside LodgeNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.( ) -
Sylvan Pines MotelS Main StNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-2878
White Mountain Hotel & ResortW Side Rd Hales LocationNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-7100
Conway Valley InnRt 16Conway, NH21.3 mi.(603) 447-3858
 
Bed & Breakfast
The Buttonwood Inn Inc.64 Mt Surprise RdNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-2625
Victorian Harvest Inn Bed & Breakfast28 Locust LnNorth Conway, NH20.9 mi.(603) 356-3548
Freedom House Bed & Breakfast13 Old Portland RdFreedom, NH23.6 mi.(603) 539-4815
Ware Street Inn B&B52 Ware StLewiston, ME25.2 mi.(207) 783-8171

Bridgton Weather & Climate

Western Maine near the New Hampshire state line enjoy four distinct seasons that typifies the best of a New England climate. There's plenty of clear, sunny weather with cool nights in the summertime, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Extreme humidity in summertime is usually not a problem because temperatures are so mild. Fall is spectacular - crisp, mild days and cold nights, perfect for sightseeing. Winter begins in Maine around Thanksgiving, with January and February being the coldest months. The average annual snowfall is around 85 inches and winter temperatures vary from the mid-30s to below zero. Most snowfall occurs in eight to ten measurable storms of 6 inches to a foot. In the last fifteen years, the largest single snowstorm amount was 16 inches. Temperatures begin to increase in March, along with an increase in humidity, which often results in snowstorms until mid-April.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 4°F 4.25 in. 34°F
February 32°F 7°F 3.36 in. 33°F
March 41°F 18°F 4.18 in. 37°F
April 52°F 29°F 3.99 in. 40°F
May 66°F 41°F 3.77 in. 49°F
June 74°F 50°F 4.05 in. 56°F
July 78°F 55°F 4.03 in. 60°F
August 76°F 53°F 3.97 in. 62°F
September 68°F 44°F 3.66 in. 59°F
October 57°F 33°F 4.61 in. 52°F
November 45°F 25°F 4.25 in. 47°F
December 33°F 12°F 3.81 in. 39°F

Bridgton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located about 34 miles southeast of Bridgton in Portland, Maine, the Sanford Regional airport (SFM) located approximately 46 miles south of Bridgton in Sanford, Maine, the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located roughly 68 miles south of Bridgton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and finally the Concord Municipal airport (CON) located around 71 miles southwest of Bridgton in Concord, New Hampshire.

Bridgton Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Story LandGlenNH23.8 mi.
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME41.0 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME41.1 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH45.2 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH45.2 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME61.8 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA84.0 mi.
 
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME41.0 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH68.5 mi.
Odyssey Water ParkTrentonME118.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Bridgton Highlands Country ClubBridgtonME 
Allen Mountain Golf CourseDenmarkME7.8 mi.
Naples Golf & Country ClubNaplesME8.4 mi.
Lake Kezar Country ClubLovellME10.6 mi.
Norway Country ClubNorwayME12.0 mi.
Fairlawn Golf ClubPolandME14.8 mi.
Summit Golf CoursePolandME15.0 mi.
Paris Hill Country ClubParisME16.6 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME18.4 mi.
North Conway Country ClubNorth ConwayNH20.7 mi.
Spring Meadows Golf Course at Cole FarmsGrayME22.7 mi.
Fox Ridge Golf ClubAuburnME23.9 mi.
Prospect Hill Golf CourseAuburnME23.9 mi.
Eagle Mountain Golf CourseJacksonNH24.7 mi.
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME25.9 mi.
Turner Highlands Country ClubTurnerME26.2 mi.
Apple Valley Golf CourseLewistonME28.1 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME29.3 mi.
Val Halla Golf & Recreation CenterCumberland CenterME29.6 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME 
Mount AbramLocke MillsME23.3 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME24.0 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH24.1 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME34.8 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH40.1 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH43.6 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH47.8 mi.
GunstockGilfordNH49.8 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH52.8 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH61.9 mi.
SaddlebackRangeleyME62.6 mi.
Balsams WildernessDixville NotchNH63.2 mi.
Sugarloaf USAKingfieldME67.7 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH68.4 mi.
Camden SnowbowlCamdenME82.1 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH82.6 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH84.4 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT95.2 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT97.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Sebago Lake State ParkME11.7 mi. 
Range Ponds State ParkME16.9 mi. 
Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State ParkNH22.9 mi. 
Bradbury Mountain State ParkME28.6 mi. 
White Lake State ParkNH29.7 mi. 
Moose Brook State ParkNH34.8 mi. 
Wolfes Neck Woods State ParkME35.4 mi. 
Wentworth State ParkNH37.9 mi. 
Tacoma Lakes State ParkME40.0 mi. 
 
Museums
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME35.7 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME35.7 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME35.7 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME37.3 mi.(History)
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH41.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME49.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME57.4 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA119.1 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA119.1 mi.


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