The Loon Echo Land Trust conserves 3,750 acres of land in seven communities—including Harrison and Bridgton—where you can go hiking, snowmobiling or ATV riding. You can also use these towns as your home base to go fishing, boating or swimming on one of several nearby lakes.
Bridgton is home to the Shawnee Peak Ski Area, which offers 19 trails, two terrain parks and night skiing. In January, you can attend the nine-day Mushers Bowl and Winter Carnival in Bridgton , which features sled dog races, horse-drawn carriage rides and an ice fishing contest. In July, you can participate in the July 4th road race. You can learn more about the town at the Bridgton Historical Society & Museum and see the works of artist Rufus Porter at the Rufus Porter Museum and Cultural Heritage Center.
The Deertrees Theatre is home to the Children's Wednesday series, the Deertrees Theatre Festival, and the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival. You can also see productions here from June to September. In July, you can participate in Old Home Days, and in August, you can attend the Back-to-the-Past event at Scribner's Mill.