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bridgton: Adams Pond in Bridgton, Maine a Quiet Setting for Vacation Camp or Cottage - 01/21/10 11:53 AM
Tucked away in the hills of the Sebago Lakes Region of western Maine is the 45-acre Adams Pond. Located in South Bridgton, Maine the pond was almost renamed Adams Lake about 30 or more years ago. According to local resident Barry Johnson, there was a push to get a professional water skiing group to come to South Bridgton. This group would only ski on lakes, not ponds, so some residents wanted to make the change. The name change didn't occur, nor did the water skiing group come to Adams Pond. Instead, the pond remains quiet. A summer day on Adams Pond (0 comments)
bridgton: Long Lake, a Crown Jewel of the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine, is a Boaters’ Paradise - 12/10/09 06:55 AM
Lots of open water makes Long Lake, in the Sebago Lake Watershed of western Maine, a boaters' paradise. Long Lake is the northern link in the chain of lakes that includes Brandy Pond and Sebago Lake and is bordered by three area towns: Naples, Bridgton, and Harrison. At 11 miles long, you'll find the Naples Causeway at Long Lake's southern tip. Abundant activities occur at the Causeway during the summer months. Tour the lake on the Songo River Queen II, a replica of a Mississippi Paddle Wheeler, get a bird's eye view from the North Country Scenic Seaplane Rides, learn to sail (0 comments)
bridgton: Woods Pond Lakefront Property Owners and the LEA Keeping Milfoil Out - 12/10/09 06:52 AM
Woods Pond in Bridgton, Maine maintains good water quality while having sufficient size and depth for locals and visitors alike to enjoy multiple recreational activities. The combined efforts of local lakefront property owners and the Lakes Environmental Association have managed to keep the water quality and clarity good while keeping the dreaded invasive aquatic plant, milfoil, OUT! Eurasian Milfoil was never meant to be found outside of freshwater fish tanks. It is not a culinary treat for our lake creatures. Once established, it propagates quickly, forms a dense mat below the surface and crowds out native aquatic plants. Thus fish, small marine animals, (0 comments)
bridgton: Just Steps from Highland Lake in Bridgton, Maine it’s Bridgton Books - 10/15/09 08:09 AM
Within a five minute walk from Highland Lake in the western Maine Lakes and Mountains region we are fortunate to have an independent book store, Bridgton Books. Located at 140 Main Street, Bridgton Books is a year-round, full-service shop. You'll find the Magic Lantern Movie Theater and Renys Department Store across the street. Maybe it's because I love to read, but I thoroughly enjoy entering Bridgton Books. It's the ideal neighborhood shop where owners Pam and Justin Ward are often there to greet me. Sometimes their dog, Maddie, can be found lounging on the floor. The other day Justin said, "We (0 comments)
bridgton: Five Fields Farm in South Bridgton, Maine Overlooks Holt Pond Preserve - 09/10/09 11:54 AM
Overlooking the Holt Pond Preserve, Five Fields Farm is located in the hills of South Bridgton, Maine. First planted by John Gyger in the 1920s, Tom and June Gyger have been running the orchard since the late 80s. In 1995 they opened the retail farm stand, where they offer a selection of ready picked apples and pick your own. The early apples are Paula Reds and Ginger Golds. Paula Reds are crisp like a McIntosh, with a tartness that will surely awaken your taste buds. By about September 12th, McIntosh will be available. Cortlands will be ready for picking in mid-September (0 comments)
bridgton: Maine Tourists Flock to Drive-In Theaters in the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine - 08/06/09 12:38 PM
Drive-In theaters and Maine summer vacations go hand-in-hand, especially in the Western Maine Lakes and Mountains Region. We are lucky enough to have not one, but two drive-in movie theaters. As a kid, I remember going to the drive-in in our family station wagon. We always dressed in our pajamas and brought our pillows. It was as much a summer tradition as s'mores and campfires. We'd pay by the carload, find the right viewing spot, roll down the window and hook on the gray speaker box. Popcorn and soda from the snack bar were treats on those special nights. Though there (0 comments)
bridgton: Main Street, Bridgton, Maine - Antique Capital of Our World - 07/24/09 09:37 AM
Do you like to decorate your lakefront cottage with antiques and accessories? Then Main Street in Bridgton is just the place for you. From Hidden Brook Antiques at 184 North High Street (Route 302) all the way down Main Hill and through town to Flowerbed Antiques at 428 Main Street, you will find an array of antique shops, all within walking distance of Highland Lake. Family heirlooms passed from one generation to the next are my favorites. In fact, I've decorated our home with what I call "Early American hand-me-downs." But, I still like to scour the antique shops in the (0 comments)
bridgton: Bridgton Highlands Country Club a Favorite of Highland Lake Lovers - 07/13/09 07:23 PM
Residents of Highland Lake in Bridgton know a good thing when they see it - and when it comes to golf they only need to look the short distance up to "the Highlands". Need to slow down and enjoy some great golfing in northern New England? Bridgton Highlands Country Club in western Maine is tops. Bridgton Highlands is well-groomed, interesting and challenging. And the view from the first hole is spectacular: Shawnee Peak Ski Area at Pleasant Mountain, Mt. Kearsarge North, Mount Washington and the much of the Presidential Range. Designed by A. W. Tillinghast in 1925, Bridgton Highlands was a (0 comments)
bridgton: How to Become a "Regular" in Maine's Sebago Lake Region - 06/26/09 05:44 AM
Throughout the Sebago Lakes Region of western Maine are many small "mom and pop" establishments; places where you can purchase just about anything from coffee to kerosene, falafel to fly swatters, beer to backscratchers, t-shirts to Tiparillos. More than that, though, these are places where people come and get more than just their purchase. It's here where folks are waiting to greet you with jokes, share a dose of gossip, and talk about current events. Here you can find advice and directions to anything that's worth doing, as well as the how, what, where and when to do it. Need hunting (0 comments)
bridgton: Sebago Lakes Region's Loon Echo Land Trust Hosts Solstice Hike - 06/09/09 08:33 AM
To celebrate the longest day of the year and the first day of summer, and to remember its founder, Bob Chase, the members of the Loon Echo Land Trust will be leading a hike up Bald Pate Mountain in South Bridgton, Maine on June 21st. The hike will start at 5 pm and participants are asked to meet at the Bald Pate parking lot. The hike takes about 30 minutes and the views from the summit provide a bird's eye view of the surrounding lakes and hills including Foster Pond, Peabody Pond, and Hancock Pond. The Loon Echo Land Trust was founded in (0 comments)
bridgton: Tarry-A-While on the Shores of Highland Lake in Bridgton, Maine - 05/28/09 07:46 PM
One of the nice things about the lakes region of Maine is that it has a history of welcoming guests from away for over 100 years. A local favorite here in the Sebago Lake region is the Tarry-A-While resort located on the shores of Highland Lake, just off the Ridge Road, in Bridgton. Built in the 1890s to house the parents of owners who lived up nearer the Ridge, the house soon began to feel too big for the parents and they started taking in boarders during the summer. It has fulfilled that purpose ever since. For its first 50 or (0 comments)
bridgton: Moose Pond in Bridgton and Denmark Offers Four Season, Lake Region Vacation Fun - 04/30/09 07:10 AM
Whether you own a camp or cottage, or are renting a condo or four season contemporary at water's edge, Moose Pond offers up four seasons of fun and recreation and is truly a lake that the whole family can enjoy. Stretching from Bridgton and Sweden in the north to Denmark in the south, this 8 mile ribbon of water lies in the shadows of Pleasant Mountain and has been a destination for vacationers and campers for years. The northern and southern ends are wilder and shallower, providing settings for wildlife and bird sightings, as well as great canoeing and kayaking. Powerboats (0 comments)
bridgton: For Maine Lakefront Vacationers There's "Magic" in Bridgton - 04/21/09 08:38 AM
If you are among the fortunate and have a history of summer vacations in the Lakes Region area, or if you have recently discovered this area for the first time, you are probably already acquainted with our local movie theater, the Magic Lantern. Situated in downtown Bridgton, alongside Steven's Brook, the newest version of "the Magic" is a welcome addition to Main Street, Bridgton. With three screens and a pub, this theater has gone a long way in helping to revitalize downtown Bridgton. Its predecessor was housed in a building that was razed to provide room for the new version. The (0 comments)
bridgton: The Ice Man on Moose Pond in Bridgton is Going Down - 04/13/09 05:28 PM
Signs of spring are becoming more prevelant by the day. A quick trip around the northern Sebago Lakes area today found brooks and rivers running pell mell with surging water and swift currents. The edges of lakes and ponds are ice free and there is much open water on the north end of Long Lake, where I live. Driving across the causeway in West Bridgton one can still see the Ice Man, keeping his happy vigil, waiting for the ice to melt out from underneath him. He won't last much longer, I think, and someone who guessed a relatively early "ice (0 comments)
bridgton: LEA Site a Boon to Maine Lakefront Owners and Vacationers - 03/12/09 01:51 PM
Vacationers and lakefront owners who own porperty in southwestern Maine should be aware of the great amount of information provided online by the Lakes Environmenal Association, headquartered in Bridgton, Maine. They have recently published their 2008 Water Testing Report on 37 Maine Lakes and Ponds in the region. This is invaluable information for anyone who cares about the health and well-being of our area lakes and ponds. The LEA tests for and monitors such lake attributes as water clarity, chlorophyll content, and phosphorus levels. They have been doing this testing for a number of years and so can offer insights on (0 comments)
bridgton: Bridgton, Maine: Vacation Destination Makes the Big "Times" - 03/02/09 04:13 PM
We locals know all about Bridgton - a second home in the summer for vacationers for years, home to several beautiful lakes and ponds, a refurbished downtown, active in the winter with skiing and snowmobiling, and sporting such amenities as a wonderful hospital, two grocery stores, and a new cafe in town across from the more established women's clothing and home furnishings store, Craftworks. Imagine our surprise, however, and pleasure to find this wonderful small town profiled in Friday's New York Times! It was a complimentary article too, saying many nice things about the area and quoting several residents and non-residents (0 comments)
bridgton: In Bridgton, They're "Freezin' for a Reason" at the Mushers Bowl - 01/27/09 07:39 PM
This past weekend, Bridgton proved once again that this area has more to offer than lazy summer days in the shade, fall foliage, and loon calls. Up to 5,000 people - and dozens of dogs - showed up to watch and participate in this year's version of the Musher's Bowl Winter Carnival - offering a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities stretched over a 10 day period, ending last Sunday. While the focus of many was on the dog sledding (and why not) others could participate in, or just watch, such varied activities as ice golf, broomball, and skijoring - (0 comments)
bridgton: Bridgton Attracts Many Maine Lakefront Real Estate Buyers - 01/25/09 07:46 AM
The town of Bridgton is one of the most popular destinations for buyers of lakefront property in the Sebago Lake Region. And why not? Bridgton has some of the most desireable lakes and ponds in the area, has a downtown that boasts a new movie theater, a new, expanded Reny's for retail shopping, a new Hannaford and updated Food City for groceries, a first rate seller of fashion and home furnishings at Craftworks, several attractive B&Bs and resorts, two booksellers, a wonderful new hospital, restaurants, a cafe...and the list goes on. Located less than an hour from Portland and the turnpike (0 comments)
bridgton: Maine Waterfront Property on Long Lake - An Embarrassment of Riches - 01/10/09 01:04 PM
While this general geographic area where we live and work is called the Sebago Lake Region (and rightly so), anyone familiar with this area knows there are several somewhat smaller lakes that are equally beautiful and desireable. The short list would include Kezar Lake, Long Lake, and Thompson Lake. I grew up in Harrison and live there now and so have a special affinity for Long Lake. Long Lake is 11 miles long, a mile or so wide, deep and clean - a band of shimmering silver and blue stretching north to south from Harrison to Naples. It's many attributes have (0 comments)
bridgton: Maine Lakefront Real Estate - Lakefront Lots at Bargain Prices! - 09/23/08 07:53 AM
Mr. Lakefront does not usually make it a practice to promote the sale of other agents listings. I have an obligation to my sellers to promote their properties. However, we do care about getting our lakefront buyer clients great deals, whoever has the listing. Occasionally, some great bargains become available for whatever the reason. I think it's a good thing to let our readership know of these terrific deals. I'm referring to lakefront building lots on beautiful Woods Pond in Bridgton. There are three lakefront building lots available . These lots all have over 200 feet on the water and are all (0 comments)
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